Saint Basil the Great

329 - 379

A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on conscience, imagination, memory, reason, and thought

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

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

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A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on driving, fortune, good, hunger, and trouble

Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smooth the road to a good man's fortune; and many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

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A Quote by Saint Basil the Great

Truly unexpected tidings make both ears tingle.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

Source: Letters and Select Works

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A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on deed, evil, good, justice, life, and water

Just as a very little fresh water is blown away by a storm of wind and dust, in like manner the good deeds, that we think we do in this life, are overwhelmed by the multitude of evils.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

Source: Letters and Select Works

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A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on good, life, soul, teachers, and words

I heard many discourses which were good for the soul, but I could not discover in the case of any one of the teachers that his life was worthy of his words.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

Source: Letters and Select Works

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A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on guilt, murder, and women

A woman who intentionally destroys a fetus is guilty of murder. And we do not even talk about the fine distinction as to its being completely formed or unformed.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

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A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on experience and pain

We often find comfort in telling what is painful in actual experience.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

Source: Letters and Select Works

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A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on death, good, life, limits, mortality, soul, and time

What is there astonishing in the death of a mortal? But we are grieved at his dying before his time. Are we sure that this was not his time? We do not know how to pick and choose what is good for our souls, or how to fix the limits of the life of man.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

Source: Letters and Select Works

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A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on deed, friendship, good, kindness, losing, love, and plants

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.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

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