35 Motivational Saint Augustine Quotes On Success, Love, Life

Augustine of Hippo was a Catholic bishop and theologian, Roman African, doctor of the Church, and Neoplatonic philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of the Western Church and Western philosophy, and indirectly all of Western Christianity. This Saint Augustine quotes on love, god, death will motivate you.

Best Saint Augustine Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “A Christian is a mind through which Christ thinks, a heart through which Christ loves, a voice through which Christ speaks, and a hand through which Christ helps.” ~ Saint Augustine
  3. “Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever; and take care of your soul as if you were going to die tomorrow.” ~ Saint Augustine
  4. “The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.” ~ Saint Augustine
  5. “Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.” ~ Saint Augustine

  6. “There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.” ~ Saint Augustine
  7. “If God seems slow in responding, it is because He is preparing a better gift. He will not deny us. God withholds what you are not yet ready for. He wants you to have a lively desire for His greatest gifts. All of which is to say, pray always and do not lose heart.” ~ Saint Augustine
  8. “Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” ~ Saint Augustine
  9. “In order to discover the character of people we have only to observe what they love.” ~ Saint Augustine

  10. “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” ~ Saint Augustine
  11. “Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.” ~ Saint Augustine, Saint Augustine quotes on love
  12. “Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God.” ~ Saint Augustine
  13. “If you are silent, be silent out of love. If you speak, speak out of love.” ~ Saint Augustine

  14. “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.” ~ Saint Augustine
  15. “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
  16. “Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” ~ Saint Augustine
  17. “It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.” ~ Saint Augustine

  18. “He who has God has everything; he who has everything but God has nothing.” ~ Saint Augustine
  19. “God provides the wind, Man must raise the sail.” ~ Saint Augustine
  20. “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” ~ Saint Augustine
  21. “He who denies the existence of God has some reason for wishing that God did not exist.” ~ Saint Augustine
  22. “When God is our strength, it is strength indeed; when our strength is our own, it is only weakness.” ~ Saint Augustine
  23. “God has no need of your money, but the poor have. You give it to the poor, and God receives it.” ~ Saint Augustine
  24. “Do you desire security? Here you have it. The Lord says to you, “I will never abandon you, I will always be with you.” If a good man-made you such a promise, you would trust him. God makes it, and do you doubt? Do you seek to support more sure than the word of God, which is infallible? Surely, He has made the promise, He has written it, He has pledged His word for it, it is almost certain.” ~ Saint Augustine
  25. “Christ is not valued at all unless he is valued above all.” ~ Saint Augustine

  26. “Two criminals were crucified with Christ. One was saved; do not despair. One was not; do not presume.” ~ Saint Augustine
  27. “Do not be afraid to throw yourself on the Lord! He will not draw back and let you fall! Put your worries aside and throw yourself on him; He will welcome you and heal you.” ~ Saint Augustine
  28. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” ~ Saint Augustine
  29. “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
  30. “If you are suffering from a bad man’s injustice, forgive him lest there be two bad men.” ~ Saint Augustine

  31. “To be under pressure is inescapable. Pressure takes place throughout all the world; war, siege, the worries of state. We all know men who grumble under these pressures and complain. They are cowards. They lack splendor. But there is another sort of man who is under the same pressure but does not complain, for it is the friction which polishes him. It is the pressure which refines and makes him noble” ~ Saint Augustine
  32. “Beware of despairing about yourself: you are commanded to put your trust in God, and not in yourself.” ~ Saint Augustine
  33. “There is no love without hope, no hope without love, and neither hope nor love without faith.” ~ Saint Augustine
  34. “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.” ~ Saint Augustine
  35. “Your first task is to be dissatisfied with yourself, fight sin, and transform yourself into something better. Your second task is to put up with the trials and temptations of this world that will be brought on by the change in your life and to persevere to the very end in the midst of these things.” ~ Saint Augustine

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