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Augustine Quotes

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To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.

    Topics: Sin

Sin comes when we take a perfectly natural desire or longing or ambition and try desperately to fulfill it without God. Not only is it sin, it is a perverse distortion of the image of the Creator in us. All these good things, and all our security, are rightly found only and completely in Him.

    Topics: Sin
    Source: The Confessions of Saint Augustine.

The Bible is shallow enough for a child not to drown, yet deep enough for an elephant to swim.

    Topics: The Bible

Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.

    Topics: Theology, Providence, Community

Trials come to prove and improve us.

    Topics: Trials

Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love and the future to God's providence.

    Topics: Trust

Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself.

    Topics: Truth, God

Though the light shines on things unclean, yet it is not thereby defiled.

    Topics: Truth, Light

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

    Topics: Truth

One never errs more safely than when one errs by too much loving the truth.

    Topics: Truth

When regard for truth has been broken down or even slightly weakened, all things will remain doubtful.

    Topics: Truth

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

    Topics: Virtue, Character

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