Saint Augustine Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old saint augustine quotes, saint augustine sayings, and saint augustine proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.     

Saint Augustine

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.      

Saint Augustine

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.     

Saint Augustine

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, do not accept, as you may lose a friend.     

Saint Augustine

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.     

Saint Augustine

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.     

Saint Augustine

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.     

Saint Augustine

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, do not accept, as you may lose a friend.     

Saint Augustine

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.     

Saint Augustine

Though defensive violence will always be 'a sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men.     

Saint Augustine

No one can begin a new life, unless he repent of the old.     

Saint Augustine

It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all.     

Saint Augustine

I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.     

Saint Augustine

We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.     

Saint Augustine

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.     

Saint Augustine

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.     

Saint Augustine

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.     

Saint Augustine

Although among heretics and schismatics there is the same Baptism, nevertheless, the remission of sins is not operative among them because of the very rottenness of discord and wickedness of dissension ... Baptism was in them, but it did not profit them outside the Church ... Outside the Church, Baptism works death because of discord.     

Saint Augustine

To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.     

Saint Augustine

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.     

Saint Augustine

Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times.     

Saint Augustine

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.     

Saint Augustine

He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.     

Saint Augustine

Trials and tribulations offer us a chance to make reparation for our past faults and sins. On such occasions the Lord comes to us like a physician to heal the wounds left by our sins. Tribulation is the divine medicine.     

Saint Augustine

To withhold forgiveness is to take poison and expect the unforgiven to die.     

Saint Augustine

Purity of soul cannot be lost without consent.     

Saint Augustine

Fortitude is the disposition of soul which enables us to despise all inconveniences and the loss of things not in our power.     

Saint Augustine

Salvation is God's way of making us real people.     

Saint Augustine

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.     

Saint Augustine

Our heart is restless until it rests in You.     

Saint Augustine