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John Chrysostom Quotes


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Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is.

    Topics: Finances

Higher than every painter, higher than every sculptor and than all artists do I regard him who is skilled in the art of forming the soul of children.

    Topics: God

God, having placed good and evil in our power, has given us full freedom of choice; He does not keep back the unwilling, but embraces the willing.

    Topics: Good and Evil, Choices, Freedom

Slander is worse than cannibalism.

    Topics: Gossip

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

    Topics: Grace, Men

Hell is paved with priest's skulls.

    Topics: Hell

Let us not so much labor to know where hell is - as how to escape it.

    Topics: Hell

After the prophets, the false prophets; after the apostles, the false apostles; after Christ, anti-Christ.

    Topics: Heresy

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

    Topics: Humility

The Judge will pass sentence, not according to what any other person has said concerning you, but according to what you have yourself spoken. They that are accused, then, have no fear, but they that accuse.

    Topics: Justice

And all men are ready to pass judgement on the priest as if he was not a being clothed with flesh, or one who inherited a human nature.

    Topics: Justice

What else would lust ask but the death of chastity?

    Topics: Lust

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