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Saint Basil Quotes





A good deed is never lost. - He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed upon a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude begets reward.
[Goodness]
 

A man must require just and reasonable things if he would see the scales of obedience properly trimmed. - From orders which are improper, springs resistance which is not easily overcome.
 

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
 

Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
 

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
[Positive]
 

It has always been more difficult for a man to keep than to get, for in the one case fortune aids, as it often assists injustice; but in the other, sense is required. - Therefore we often see a person deficient in cleverness, rise in wealth; and then, from want of sense, roll head-over-heels to the bottom.
 

It has always been more difficult for a man to keep than to get; for, in the one case, fortune aids, but in the other, sense is required. Therefore, we often see a person deficient in cleverness rise to wealth; and then, from want of sense, roll head over heels to the bottom.
 

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.
[Forgiveness]
 

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.
[Nature]
 

Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and the council chamber of thought.
[Memory]
 

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
 

Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smoothe the road to a good man's fortune; and many a man curves the ram that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.
[Trouble]