Famous quotes by Saints

Small: To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation
"To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: The desire is thy prayers and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing.
"The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works
"The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul
"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand
"Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Punishment is justice for the unjust
"Punishment is justice for the unjust"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you
"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Patience is the companion of wisdom
"Patience is the companion of wisdom"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another mans wife, but if it is ob
"Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation.
"Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet
"Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible
"Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
"In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you dont like, it is not the gospel you believe,
"If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times
"If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: If we did not have rational souls, we would not be able to believe
"If we did not have rational souls, we would not be able to believe"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, dont accept, because you will lose one friend on the other hand, if
"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, Saint
Small: I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him
"I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within
"I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist the
"Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Hear the other side
"Hear the other side"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent
"He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: He that is kind is free, though he is a slave he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king
"He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: He that is jealous is not in love
"He that is jealous is not in love"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt
"Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: God loves each of us as if there were only one of us
"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Give me chastity and continence, but not yet
"Give me chastity and continence, but not yet"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from
"Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Faith is to believe what you do not see the reward of this faith is to see what you believe
"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe"
Saint Augustine, Saint
Small: Dont you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?
"Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?"
Saint Augustine, Saint