Top 10 Quotes from Saint Augustine

Today is the Feast Day of Saint Augustine of Hippo, a profound author and philosopher who shaped the course of Christianity. Patron saint of brewers, printers, theologians, his “Confessions” are some of the most often quoted of all Catholic writing. Here are our top 10 favorite Saint Augustine Quotes:

  1. “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
  2. “Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
  3. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”
  4. “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”
  5. “You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.”
  6. “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.”
  7. “Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.”
  8. “Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.”
  9. “Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.”
  10. “Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.”

Saint Augustine, Pray for Us. – From your friends at

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