Quotes

St. John Chrysostom Quotes

A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt.

Not to share your own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth, but theirs.

There is nothing colder than a Christian who doesn’t seek to save others.

Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness.

If a king is truly wise, he will always seek to learn from the wisdom of his subjects.

The rich are in possession of the goods of the poor, even if they have acquired them honestly or inherited them legally.

Do you wish to honor the body of Christ? Do not ignore Him when He is naked. Do not pay Him homage in the temple clad in silk, only then to neglect Him outside where He suffers cold and nakedness.

Patience is the root and guardian of all the virtues.

The nobility of Christ lies in the fact that He became poor for our sakes, and not that He who was rich became even richer.

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

If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the church door, you will not find Him in the chalice.

God has given us our relatives, thanking Him for our friends is our gift back to Him.

The most hateful sorrow is that which lies with the dead and yet lives.

Not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life.

It is better to have fewer possessions and a heart open to the needs of others, than to have many material things and be indifferent to the suffering around us.

The road to Heaven is paved with grace, humility, and love.

The only true freedom is the freedom to be a slave to Christ.

The highest form of wisdom is kindness.

If you want to remove a splinter from someone else’s eye, first remove the log from your own.

God does not judge us based on how much we have, but on how much we give.

Do not be amazed at the multitude of our sins, but be amazed at the multitude of God’s mercy.

The body is not to be lowered into the soul, but the soul into the body.

A clear conscience is the greatest of all possessions.

We must empty our hearts of selfish desires to make room for the love of God and others.

True beauty is found in the face of one who loves God and his neighbor.

The Saviour loves mankind infinitely more than a mother her infant child.

The greatest sin is to despair of God’s mercy.

Do not worry about what you do not have; concern yourself with what you can give.

The measure of a man’s greatness is not in how much he acquires, but in how much he gives.

True happiness is found in giving, not in receiving.

Kindness is the currency of the Kingdom of Heaven.

The more we give, the more room we create in our hearts for God’s love to dwell.

God’s generosity knows no bounds; therefore, He wants us to be generous like Him.

Do not let your possessions possess you; rather, possess your possessions and use them for the glory of God.

The poor and the oppressed are the treasures of the Church.

The path to holiness is paved with sacrifices made for the sake of others.

He who does not serve his neighbor does not serve God.

To be a follower of Christ means to be a lover of humanity.

Do not wait for a miracle to happen; be the miracle in someone else’s life.

The measure of a man’s worth is not in how high he climbs, but in how low he stoops to help those in need.

The smallest acts of kindness can have the biggest impact on someone’s life.

In loving others, we find ourselves.

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Do not let the world squeeze you into its mold; be the mold that transforms the world.

Justice without mercy is cruelty; mercy without justice is weakness.

True humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.

The greatest act of faith is to love one another unconditionally.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others.

The only way to have peace in the world is to have peace in our hearts.

Let your life speak louder than your words; do not just preach about love, but live a life of love.


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