CHRYSOSTOM, Saint John Quotes
(347-407), Greek archbishop
It is a shame for a man to desire honor only because of his noble progenitors, and not to deserve it by his own virtue.
As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man.
Humility is the root, mother, nurse, foundation, and bond of all virtue.
Good men do not always have grace and favor, lest they should be puffed up, and grow insolent and proud.
Depart from the highway, and transplant thyself in some enclosed ground, for it is hard for a tree that stands by the wayside to keep its fruit until it be ripe.