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Saint Basil Quotes: If every man took only what was sufficient for his needs, leaving the rest to those in want, there would be no rich and no poor.
         

If every man took only what was sufficient for his needs, leaving the rest to those in want, there would be no rich and no poor.


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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.

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.



He who plants kindness gathers love.

He who plants kindness gathers love.



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The hairsplitting difference between formed and unformed makes no difference to us. Whoever deliberately commits abortion is subject to the penalty for homicide.



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It is not he who begins well who is perfect. It is he who ends well who is approved in God's sight.



We need not only read Sacred Scripture, but learn it as well and grow up in it. Realize that nothing is written in Scripture unnecessarily. Not to read Sacred Scripture is a great evil.

We need not only read Sacred Scripture, but learn it as well and grow up in it. Realize that nothing is written in Scripture unnecessarily. Not to read Sacred Scripture is a great evil.



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The human being is an animal who has received the vocation to become God.



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There is still time for endurance, time for patience, time for healing, time for change. Have you slipped? Rise up. Have you sinned? Cease. Do not stand among sinners, but leap aside.



Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.



Every divine action begins from the Father, proceeds through the Son, and is completed in the Holy Spirit.

Every divine action begins from the Father, proceeds through the Son, and is completed in the Holy Spirit.



The steam of meat darkens the light of the spirit...One hardly can have virtue when one enjoys meat meals and feasts.

The steam of meat darkens the light of the spirit...One hardly can have virtue when one enjoys meat meals and feasts.





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