Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Saint Augustine, this article we look at Saint Augustine’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Saint Augustine.

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

Saint Augustine
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.


Every visible thing in this world is put in the charge of an angel.

Saint Augustine
 Every visible thing in this world is put in the charge of an angel.

Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever; and take care of your soul as if you were going to die tomorrow.

Saint Augustine
 Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever; and take care of your soul as if you were going to die tomorrow.

The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.

Saint Augustine
 The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.

There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.

Saint Augustine
 There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.

In order to discover the character of people we have only to observe what they love.

Saint Augustine
 In order to discover the character of people we have only to observe what they love.

For what is faith unless it is to believe what you do not see?

Saint Augustine
 For what is faith unless it is to believe what you do not see?

He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.

Saint Augustine
 He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.

Two criminals were crucified with Christ. One was saved; do not despair. One was not; do not presume.

Saint Augustine
Two criminals were crucified with Christ. One was saved; do not despair. One was not; do not presume.

There is no love without hope, no hope without love, and neither hope nor love without faith.

Saint Augustine
 There is no love without hope, no hope without love, and neither hope nor love without faith.

Learn to dance, so when you get to heaven the angels know what to do with you.

Saint Augustine
 Learn to dance, so when you get to heaven the angels know what to do with you.

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.

Saint Augustine
 O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.

To sing is to pray twice.

Saint Augustine
 To sing is to pray twice.

Do not be afraid to throw yourself on the Lord! He will not draw back and let you fall! Put your worries aside and throw yourself on him; He will welcome you and heal you.

Saint Augustine
 Do not be afraid to throw yourself on the Lord! He will not draw back and let you fall! Put your worries aside and throw yourself on him; He will welcome you and heal you.

Christ is not valued at all, unless he is valued above all.

Saint Augustine
 Christ is not valued at all, unless he is valued above all.

Keep on adding, keep on walking, keep on progressing: do not delay on the road, do not go back, do not deviate.

Saint Augustine
 Keep on adding, keep on walking, keep on progressing: do not delay on the road, do not go back, do not deviate.

For, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: ‘And the angel that spoke in me, said to me…’ He does not say, ‘Spoke to me’ but ‘Spoke in me’.

Saint Augustine
 For, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: 'And the angel that spoke in me, said to me…' He does not say, 'Spoke to me' but 'Spoke in me'.

If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.

Saint Augustine
 If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.

Unhappy is the soul enslaved by the love of anything that is mortal.

Saint Augustine
 Unhappy is the soul enslaved by the love of anything that is mortal.

It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.

Saint Augustine
 It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.

The measure of love is to love without measuring.

Saint Augustine
 The measure of love is to love without measuring.


The cost of obedience is small compared with the cost of disobedience.

Saint Augustine
 The cost of obedience is small compared with the cost of disobedience.

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.

Saint Augustine
 Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.

If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.

Saint Augustine
 If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.

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