Quotes for English Learners
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Saint Augustine :
Angels and devils
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
Beauty of the soul
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Do you wish to be great?
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Do you wish to rise?
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Each of us
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Faith and beliefs
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Gift of God
Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
He that is jealous is not in love.
Making happiness impossible
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
Pray and work
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
The remission of sins
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
The world is a book
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
What I needed
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.