Where love is, what can be wanting? Where it is not, what can possibly be profitable?

-Saint Augustine
Saint Augustine

Man has been naturally so created that it is advantageous for him to be submissive, but disastrous for him to follow his own will, and not the will of his creator.

Saint Augustine
The soul, which is spirit, can not dwell in dust; it is carried along to dwell in the blood. Saint Augustin
Saint Augustine

The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted.

Saint Augustine
So give to the poor; I'm begging you, I'm warning you, I'm commanding you, I'm ordering you.
Saint Augustine

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

Saint Augustine
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

For you [God] are infinite and never change. In you 'today' never comes to an end: and yet our 'today' does come to an end in you, because time, as well as everything else, exists in you. If it did not, it would have no means of passing. And since your years never come to an end, for you they are simply 'today'...But you yourself are eternally the same. In your 'today' you will make all that is to exist tomorrow and thereafter, and in your 'today' you have made all that existed yesterday and for ever before.

Saint Augustine
Therefore, give to the poor. I beg you, I admonish you, I charge you, I command you to give.
Saint Augustine

The bread that you see on the altar is the Body of Christ as soon as it is sanctified by God's word. The chalice, or better what is contained in the chalice, is the Blood of Christ as soon as it is sanctified by God's word

Saint Augustine
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.