Top 10 Quotes by Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine

Suppress prostitution, and capricious lusts will overthrow society.

Saint Augustine
If you are silent, be silent out of love. If you speak, speak out of love.
Saint Augustine

Is any man skillful enough to have fashioned himself?

Saint Augustine
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
Saint Augustine

If they find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven...

Saint Augustine
Before God can deliver us we must undeceive ourselves.
Saint Augustine

What are kingdoms without justice? They're just gangs of bandits.

Saint Augustine
He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother.
Saint Augustine

Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity.

Saint Augustine
In all trouble you should seek God. You should not set Him over against your troubles, but within them. God can only relieve your troubles if you in your anxiety cling to Him. Trouble should not really be thought of as this thing or that in particular, for our whole life on earth involves trouble; and through the troubles of our earthly pilgrimage we find God.