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SAINT AURELIUS AUGUSTINE (AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO)
Roman (Numidian-born) religious figure, writer and philosopher
(354 - 430)
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A good conscience is the palace of Christ; the temple of the Holy Ghost; the paradise of delight; the standing Sabbath of the saints.
      - [Conscience]

A wanton eye is a messenger of an unchaste heart.
      - [Eyes]

All our life goeth like Penelope's web,--what one hour effects the next destroys.
      - [Mutability]

And there, in Abraham's bosom, whatever it be which that bosom signifies, lives my sweet friend. For what other place is there for such a soul?
      - [Resurrection]

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.
      - [God]

Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first or second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood.
      - [Associates : Company]

Before God can deliver us from ourselves, we must undeceive ourselves.
      - [Repentance]

Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires.
      - [Blessedness]

By their patience and perseverance God's children are truly known from hypocrites and dissemblers.
      - [Patience]

Custom is second nature.
  [Lat., Consuetudo est secunda natura.]
      - [Custom : Proverbs]

Drunkenness is a flattering devil, a sweet poison, a pleasant sin, which whosoever hath hath not himself; which whosoever doth commit doth not commit sin, but he himself is wholly sin.
      - [Drunkenness]

Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
      - [Faith]

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
      - [Chastity]

God has promised forgiveness to your repentance; but He has not promised to-morrow to your procrastination.
      - [Procrastination]

God will not suffer man to have the knowledge of things to come; for if he had prescience of his prosperity, he would be careless; and, understanding of his adversity, he would be senseless.
      - [Future]

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
      - [Habit]

He that is not jealous is not in love.
      - [Jealousy]

He that loveth little prayeth little; he that loveth much prayeth much.
      - [Prayer]

He who labours, prays.
  [Lat., Qui laborat, orat.]
      - attributed to [Labor]

How can He grant you what you do not desire to receive?
      - [Prayer]

Humble wedlock is far better than proud virginity.
      - [Matrimony]

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."
      - [Christ]

I sought Thee at a distance, and did not know that Thou wast near. I sought Thee abroad, and behold, Thou wast within me.
      - [God]

In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.
      - [Duty]

It is love that asks, that seeks, that knocks, that finds, and that is faithful to what it finds.
      - [Love]


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