Thursday, September 13, 2012

John Crysostom (347- 407 )

No matter how just your words may be, you ruin everything when you speak with anger.

A comprehended god is no god.

The rich man is not one who is in possession of much, but one who gives much.

No one can harm the man who does himself no wrong.

As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man.

Charity is the scope of all God's commands.
Slander is worse than cannibalism
That is true plenty, not to have, but not to want riches.

It is a shame for a man to desire honor because of his noble progenitors, and not to deserve it by his own virtue.

Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts

 “Let no one grieve at his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed. Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the death of our Savior has set us free. He has destroyed it by enduring it.”

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