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Saint John Chrysostom Quotes





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

Depart from the highway, and transplant thyself in some enclosed ground, for it is hard for a tree that stands by the wayside to keep its fruit until it be ripe.
[Retirement]
 

Good men do not always have grace and favor, lest they should be puffed up, and grow insolent and proud.
[Men]
 

Humility is the root, mother, nurse, foundation, and bond of all virtue.
[Humility]
 

If there were no tribulation, there would be no rest; if there were no winter, there would be no summer.
 

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

Prayer is an all-efficient panoply, a treasure undiminished, a mine which is never exhausted, a sky unobscured by clouds, a heaven unruffled by the storm. It is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings.
[Prayer]
 

Prayer should be the means by which I, at all times, receive all that I need, and, for this reason, be my daily refuge, my daily consolation, my daily joy, my source of rich and inexhaustible joy in life.
[Prayer]
 

The potency of prayer hath subdued the strength of fire; it hath bridled the rage of lions, hushed anarchy to rest, extinguished wars, appeased the elements, expelled demons, burst the chains of death, expanded the gates of heaven, assuaged diseases, repelled frauds, rescued cities from destruction, stayed the sun in its course, and arrested the progress of the thunderbolt.
[Prayer]
 

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