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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.
Saint Augustine

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Saint Augustine

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
Saint Augustine

An unjust law is no law at all.
Saint Augustine

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

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Saint Augustine

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

Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.
Saint Augustine

To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational
apprehension of things temporal.
Saint Augustine

Hear the other side.
Saint Augustine

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
Saint Augustine

It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.
Saint Augustine

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

He who sings prays twice.
Saint Augustine

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

He that is jealous is not in love.
Saint Augustine

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

There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.
Saint Augustine

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Saint Augustine

He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.
Saint Augustine

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.
Saint Augustine

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful; but I never
read in either of them, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden."
Saint Augustine

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
Saint Augustine

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