Saint Augustine of Hippo Quotes

Six is a number perfect in itself, and not because God created the world in six days; rather the contrary is true. God created the world in six days because this number is perfect, and it would remain perfect, even if the work of the six days did not exist.

‘Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,’ However, no one should think he is guiltless when be bears false witness against himself, since the duty to love one’s neighbor is measured by the love of oneself, as it is written, “thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.

Necessity has no law.

For many have found advantage, in being first compelled by fear or pain, so that they might afterwards be influenced by teaching, or might follow out in act what they had already learned in word.

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.

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

Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace.

All the dancer’s gestures are signs of things, and the dance called rational, because it aptly signifies and displays something over and above the pleasure of the senses.

He fashioned hell for the inquisitive.