Posted by: frroberts | August 27, 2015

Augustinian tidbits

“You have made our hearts for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”

“Give what you command and command what you desire.”  (referring to chastity)

“I should not believe the gospel except as moved by the authority of the Catholic Church.”

“Late have I loved You, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have loved You.”

“If you understand it, it is not God.”

“Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.”

“Love the sinner and hate the sin.”

“An unjust law is no law at all.”

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men into angels.”

“Do not seek to understand in order to believe, but seek believe that you may understand.”

“To sing is the work of the lover.”

“Evil has no positive nature; but the loss of good has received the name “evil.”

“There is no salvation outside of the Church.”

“Rome has spoken; the case is concluded.”

“He who created you without you will not justify you without you.”


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