A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, "You are mad; you are not like us."— Anthony the Great
The most beautiful Anthony the Great quotes that will inspire your inner self
I saw the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning, "What can get through from such snares?" Then I heard a voice saying to me, "Humility.
. . . you should know that there is present with you the angel whom God has appointed for each man. . . This angel, who is sleepless and cannot be deceived, is always present with you; he sees all things and is not hindered by darkness. You should know, too, that with him is God.
Regard as free not those whose status makes them outwardly free, but those who are free in their character and conduct. For we should not call men truly free when they are wicked and dissolute, since they are slaves to worldly passions. Freedom and happiness of soul consist in genuine purity and detachment from transitory things.
Whoever you may be, always have God before your eyes;
whatever you do, do it according to the testimony of the holy Scriptures; in whatever place you live, do not easily leave it. Keep these three precepts and you will be saved.
Our life and our death is with our neighbor.
If we gain our brother, we have gained God, but if we scandalize our brother, we have sinned against Christ.
This is the great work of a man: always to take the blame for his own sins before God, and toexpect temptation to his last breath.
One should not say that it is impossible to reach a virtuous life;
but one should say that it is not easy. Nor do those who have reached it find it easy to maintain.
Intelligent men have no need to listen to much talk, but should attend only to that which is profitable and guided by God's will.
God's Providence controls the universe.
It is present everywhere. Providence is the sovereign Logos of God, imprinting form on the unformed materiality of the world, making and fashioning all things. Matter could not have acquired an articulated structure were it not for the directing power of the Logos Who is the Image, Intellect, Wisdom, and Providence of God.
The fruits of the earth are not brought to perfection immediately, but by time, rain and care; similarly, the fruits of men ripen through ascetic practice, study, time, perseverance, self-control and patience.
The person who abides in solitude and quiet is delivered from fighting three battles: hearing, speech, and sight. Then there remains one battle to fight-the battle of the heart.
To say that God turns away from the sinful is like saying that the sun hides from the blind.
Expect temptation to your last breath.
When you lie down on your bed to sleep, remember with thanksgiving the blessings and the providence of God.