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Augustine Quotes

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

    Topics: Justice

Punishment is justice for the unjust.

    Topics: Justice

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.

    Topics: Kindness, Good and Evil, Freedom

If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.

    Topics: Life

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.

    Topics: Life, Animals

Love, and do what you like.

    Topics: Love, Philosophy

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.

    Topics: Love, Beauty

He that is jealous is not in love.

    Topics: Love, Jealousy

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.

    Topics: Love, Charity, Helping

He loves Thee too little who loves anything together with Thee, which he loves not for Thy sake.

    Topics: Love
    Source: Confessions

Love, and do what you will.

    Topics: Love

The single desire that dominated my search for delight was simply to love and to be loved.

    Topics: Love

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