12 quick Saint Augustine quotes

Happy feast day of saint Augustine of Hippo! Here’s 12 quotes to get you thinking…

“Beauty grows in you to the extent that love grows, because charity itself is the soul’s beauty.” 
“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.”

 “God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.”

 “This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.”
“As the soul is the life of the body, so God is the life of the soul. As therefore the body perishes when the soul leaves it, so the soul dies when God departs from it.”

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”

“The weakness of little children’s limbs is innocent, not their souls.”

 “Wisdom and folly both are like meats that are wholesome and unwholesome, and courtly or simple words are like town-made or rustic vessels — both kinds of food may be served in either kind of dish.”
“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”
“It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.”

Saint Augustine, ora pro nobis!


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