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John Chrysostom

Read through the most famous quotes from John Chrysostom

Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.

— John Chrysostom

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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.

— John Chrysostom

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Hell is paved with priests' skulls.

— John Chrysostom

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Men have the power of thinking that they may avoid sin.

— John Chrysostom

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No one can harm the man who does himself no wrong.

— John Chrysostom

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Nothing is more fallacious than wealth. It is a hostile comrade, a domestic enemy.

— John Chrysostom

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A comprehended god is no god.

— John Chrysostom


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

— John Chrysostom

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Slander is worse than cannibalism.

— John Chrysostom

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The divine law indeed has excluded women from this ministry, but they endeavour to thrust themselves into it; and since they can effect nothing of themselves, they do all through the agency of others.

— John Chrysostom

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About John Chrysostom

John Chrysostom Quotes

Did you know about John Chrysostom?

After the death of Meletius John separated himself from the followers of Meletius without joining Paulinus the rival of Meletius for the bishopric of Antioch but after the death of Paulinus he was ordained a presbyter (that is a priest) in 386 by Evagrius the successor of Paulinus. He told visiting regional preachers to return to the churches they were meant to be serving—without any payout. There was also an earthquake the night of his arrest which Eudoxia took for a sign of God's anger prompting her to ask Arcadius for John's reinstatement.

The Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches honor him as a saint and count him among the Three Holy Hierarchs together with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus. John Chrysostom (c. John is known in Christianity chiefly as a preacher theologian and liturgist.

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