Latin quotes by Augustine

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD), Bishop and Doctor of the Church.

Aurelius Augustinus

His most important work is Confessions published in 401.

  1. Ama Deum et fac quod vis - Love God and do what you want (Augustine)
  2. Ama et quod vis fac - Love and do what you want (St. Augustine - Principle of Christian ethics)
  3. Animus hominis est inmortalis corpus mortale - The human soul is immortal, the body is mortal (Augustine)
  4. Bene curris, sed extra viam - You run well, but you are out of the path (Augustine)
  5. Credo ut intelligam - I believe so that I may understand (Augustine)
  6. Da mihi castitatem et continentiam, sed noli modo - Give me chastity and continence, but not just yet (Augustine of Hippo - Confessions)
  7. Da quod iubes et iube quod vis - Da lo que mandas, y manda lo que quieras - Give what thou commandest and command what thou wilt (Philosophical term - Augustine)
  8. De civitate Dei - The City of God (One of Augustine of Hippo's master pieces)
  9. Deum et animam scire cupio; nihil aliud - I want to know God and the soul, nothing more (Augustine)
  10. Deus cui hoc est natura quod fecerit - God is like the nature He made (Augustine - Opera Omnia)
  11. Deus est qui omnem mundum regit - God is who governs the entire world (Augustine)
  12. Deus, lumen cordis mei et panis oris intus animae meae et virtus maritans mentem meamet sinum cogitationis meae - God, light of my heart and the bread of my mouth deep in soul and the strength that ties my mind and bosom of my thoughts (Ecclesiastical term - St. Augustine Confessionum liber I. Chapter XIII)
  13. Ergo breue praeceptum tibi praecipitur, dilige, et quod uis fac: siue taceas, dilectione taceas; siue clames, dilectione clames; siue emendes, dilectione emendes; siue parcas, dilectione parcas: radix sit intus dilectionis, non potest de ista radice nisi bonum existere - Therefore, a short precept: Love and do what you want; if you shut up, do it for love; if you scream, also do it for love; if you correct, also for love; If you abstain, do it for love. Let the root of love be within you and let nothing can come out unless it is good (St. Augustine - Love and do what you want - Homily VII, paragraph 8)
  14. Etsi homines falles deum tamen fallere non poteris - Although you can deceive men, you will not be able to deceive God (Augustine)
  15. In aere aedificare - Built in the air (Augustine)
  16. Intellectum valde ama - Strongly love intelligence (St. Augustine - Epist of Hippo in 120, 3.13: PL 33.459)
  17. Intelligo me intelligere - I understand. that I understand (St. Augustine)
  18. Inter faeces et urinam nascimur - Between feces and urine we are born (St. Augustine)
  19. Mihi quaestio factus sum - I have become a question to myself (St. Augustine - Confessions X, 33, 50)
  20. Nec ego ipse capio totum, quod sum - Not even I understand everything I am (Augustine)
  21. Nemo est tam stultus quin credat Deum esse - Nobody is so foolish not believe God exists (Augustine)
  22. Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis - Unless you will have believed, you will not understand (Augustine)
  23. Noli foras ire, in teipsum reddi; in interiore homine habitat veritas - Dont' lose your self, return to you, inside of you lives the truth (Augustine)
  24. Non intratur in veritatem, nisi per caritatem - No one enters the truth, with out love (Augustine)
  25. Nosmetipsi nobis solutio sumus - We ourselves (and nothing else) are the solution for us (It is the St. Augustine answer to the question Mihi quaestio factus sum)

Total: 40
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