There are so many great quotes in the Confessions of St. Augustine of Hippo, but I did want to highlight this wonderful few sentences from Book VI. To set the scene, Augustine is losing his faith in the heretical religion of Manicheanism, and is starting to believe in a Christian God. In looking back, he sees God’s guiding hand as Augustine travails through various vicissitudes of intellectual exploration.
I sighed and you heard me; I was tossed on the waves, and you guided me; I was walking along the world’s broad path, and you did not desert me.
-St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions, Book VI, from paragraph 6.5.8, Phillip Burton translation, Everyman’s Library Edition.
St. Augustine’s Confessions is a great read.