Saint John Chrysostom

c.345 - 407

A Quote by Saint John Chrysostom on adultery, wine, and women

If you say, "Would there were no wine" because of the drunkards, then you must say, going on by degrees, "Would there were no steel," because of the murderers, "Would there were no night," because of the thieves, "Would there were no light," because of the informers, and "Would there were no women," because of adultery.

Saint John Chrysostom (c.345 - 407)

Source: Homilies, c. 388

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A Quote by Saint John Chrysostom on death, hunger, and work

Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead.

Saint John Chrysostom (c.345 - 407)

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A Quote by Saint John Chrysostom on rest

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

Saint John Chrysostom (c.345 - 407)

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A Quote by Saint John Chrysostom on boasts, books, and knowledge

I hear no one boast, that he hath a knowledge of the Scriptures, but that he owneth a Bible written in golden characters. And tell me then, what profiteth this? The Holy Scriptures were not given to us that we should enclose them in books, but that we should engrave them upon our hearts.

Saint John Chrysostom (c.345 - 407)

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A Quote by Saint John Chrysostom on god, good, and opportunity

When we once begin to form good resolutions, God gives us every opportunity of carrying them out.

Saint John Chrysostom (c.345 - 407)

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