ST BASIL THE GREAT QUOTES

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ST BASIL THE GREAT QUOTES

  • A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
  • 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.
  • I want creation to penetrate you with so much admiration that everywhere, wherever you may be, the least plant may bring to you the clear remembrance of the Creator. If you see the grass of the fields, think of human nature, and remember the comparison of the wise Isaiah. “All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field.
  • Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?
  • Men whose sense of taste is destroyed by sickness, sometimes think honey sour. A diseased eye does not see many things which do exist, and notes many things which do not exist. The same thing frequently takes place with regard to the force of words, when the critic is inferior to the writer.
  • Every evil is a sickness of soul, but virtue offers the cause of its health.
  • God who created us has granted us the faculty of speech that we might disclose the counsels of our hearts to one another and that, since we possess our human nature in common, each of us might share his thoughts with his neighbor, bringing them forth from the secret recesses of the heart as from a treasury.

St Basil the Great
January 2

St Basil the Great, also called Saint Basil of Caesarea, was Bishop of Caesarea, and one of the most distinguished Doctors of the Church. He was an influential theologian who supported the…read more here

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