Saint Basil Quotes & Sayings

35 most famous Saint Basil quotes and sayings (saint). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Saint Basil Quotes
“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.”
“As we were baptized, so we profess our belief. As we profess our belief, so also we offer praise. As then baptism has been given us by the Savior, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, so, in accordance with our baptism, we make the confession of the creed, and our doxology in accordance with our creed.”
Saint Basil Quotes
“Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?”
Saint Basil Quotes
“All who call the Holy Ghost a creature we pity, on the ground that, by this utterance, they are falling into the unpardonable sin of blasphemy against Him.”
Saint Basil Quotes
“There is nothing unpremeditated, nothing neglected by God. His unsleeping eye beholds all things.”
“Now, if you notice how the swan, putting its neck down into the deep water, brings up food for itself from below, then you will discover the wisdom of the Creator, in that He gave it a neck longer than its feet for this reason, that it might, as if lowering a sort of fishing line, procure the food hidden in the deep water.”
Saint Basil Quotes
“All of us who desire the kingdom of God are, by the Lord's decree, under an equal and rigorous necessity of seeking after the grace of Baptism.”
Saint Basil Quotes
“Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.”
Saint Basil Quotes
“To lovers of the truth, nothing can be put before God and hope in Him.”
“Strive to attain to the greater virtues, but do not neglect the lesser ones. Do not make light of a fall even if it be the most venial of faults; rather, be quick to repair it by repentance, although many others may commit a large number of faults, slight and grievous, and remain unrepentant.”

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