St. John Chrysostom Quotes

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Fasting is medicine.
— St. John Chrysostom
Give me today, and take tomorrow.
— St. John Chrysostom
As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man.


The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.
— St. John Chrysostom


There is nothing that has been created without some reason, even if human nature is incapable of knowing precisely the reason for them all.
— St. John Chrysostom
Not to share one's wealth with the poor is to steal from them and to take away their livelihood. It is not our own goods which we hold, but theirs.


Nothing is more fallacious than wealth. Today it is for thee, tomorrow it is against thee. It arms the eyes of the envious everywhere. It is a hostile comrade, a domestic enemy.
— St. John Chrysostom