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Saint Augustine

354-430. Theologian. One of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity.

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Love is the beauty of the soul.

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What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

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If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.

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Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.

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What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.

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God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.

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Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.

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The greatest evil is physical pain.

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By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.

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Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

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