Famous Augustine of Hippo Quotes

  • For out of the perverse will came lust, and the service of lust ended in habit, and habit, not resisted, became necessity. – Augustine of Hippo

    For out of the perverse will came lust, and the service of lust ended in habit, and habit, not resisted, became necessity.– Augustine of Hippo

  • This disease of curiosity. – Augustine of Hippo

    This disease of curiosity.– Augustine of Hippo

  • Every good man resists others in those points in which he resists himself. – Augustine of Hippo

    Every good man resists others in those points in which he resists himself.– Augustine of Hippo

  • Justice being taken away, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies? For what are robberies themselves, but little kingdoms? – Augustine of Hippo

    Justice being taken away, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies? For what are robberies themselves, but little kingdoms?– Augustine of Hippo

  • … the earthly city glories in itself, the Heavenly City glories in the Lord. – Augustine of Hippo

    … the earthly city glories in itself, the Heavenly City glories in the Lord.– Augustine of Hippo

  • His knowledge is not like ours, which has three tenses: present, past, and future. God’s knowledge has no change or variation. – Augustine of Hippo

    His knowledge is not like ours, which has three tenses: present, past, and future. God’s knowledge has no change or variation.– Augustine of Hippo

  • That vague and wandering opinion of Deity is declared by an apostle to be ignorance of God: – Augustine of Hippo

    That vague and wandering opinion of Deity is declared by an apostle to be ignorance of God:– Augustine of Hippo

  • The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder. – Augustine of Hippo

    The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder.– Augustine of Hippo

  • A sense of Deity is inscribed on every heart. Nay, even idolatry is ample evidence of this fact. – Augustine of Hippo

    A sense of Deity is inscribed on every heart. Nay, even idolatry is ample evidence of this fact.– Augustine of Hippo

  • He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother. – Augustine of Hippo

    He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother.– Augustine of Hippo