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By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

We are not to throw away those things which can benefit our neighbor. Goods are called good because they can be used for good: they are instruments for good, in the hands of those who use them properly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

The Lord has turned all our sunsets into sunrise.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Clement

It is far better to be happy than to have your bodies act as graveyards for animals. Accordingly, the apostle [St.] Matthew partook of seeds, nuts and vegetables, without meat.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

When the two shall be one, the outside as the inside, and the male and the female neither male nor female.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Clement

Und der nämliche ist gerecht und gut, der wahrhafte Gott, der selbst alles ist, wie alles er selbst ist, weil er selbst Gott, der alleinige Gott ist. Denn wie der Spiegel dem Häßlichen nicht übelgesinnt ist, weil er ihn so zeigt, wie er ist, und wie der Arzt dem Kranken nicht übelgesinnt ist, wenn er ihm sagt, daß er Fieber hat (denn der Arzt ist nicht schuld an dem Fieber, sondern er stellt das Fieber nur fest), so ist auch der Tadelnde gegen den nicht übelgesinnt, der an seiner Seele krank ist; denn er bringt die Verfehlungen nicht erst in sie hinein, sondern weist auf die vorhandenen Sünden hin, um von ähnlicher Handlungsweise abzuhalten.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Clement

For self-control is common to all human beings who have made choice of it. And we admit that the same nature exists in every race, and the same virtue. As far as respects human nature, the woman does not possess one nature, and the man exhibit another, but the same: so also with virtue. If, consequently, a self-restraint and righteousness, and whatever qualities are regarded as following them, is the virtue of the male, it belongs to the male alone to be virtuous, and to the woman to be licentious and unjust. But it is offensive even to say this. Accordingly woman is to practise self-restraint and righteousness, and every other virtue, as well as man, both bond and free; since it is a fit consequence that the same nature possesses one and the same virtue. We do not say that woman's nature is the same as man's, as she is woman. For undoubtedly it stands to reason that some difference should exist between each of them, in virtue of which one is male and the other female. Preg- nancy and parturition, accordingly, we say belong to woman, |as she is woman, and not as she is a human being. But if there were no difference between man and woman, both would do and suffer the same things. As then there is sameness, as far as respects the soul, she will attain to the same virtue ; but as there is difference as respects the peculiar construction of the body, she is destined for child-bearing and housekeeping.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

And this is being just and holy with wisdom; for the Divinity needs nothing and suffers nothing; whence it is not, strictly speaking, capable of self-restraint, for it is never subjected to perturbation, over which to exercise control; while our nature, being capable of perturbation, needs self-constraint, by which disciplining itself to the need of little, it endeavours to approximate in character to the divine nature.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Clement

Those, then, who run down created existence and vilify the body are wrong; not considering that the frame of man was formed erect for the contemplation of heaven, and that the organization of the senses tends to knowledge; and that the members and parts are arranged for good, not for pleasure. Whence this abode becomes receptive of the soul which is most precious to God; and is dignified with the Holy Spirit through the sanctification of soul and body, perfected with the perfection of the Saviour.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

All our life is like a day of celebration for us; we are convinced, in fact, that God is always everywhere. We work while singing, we sail while reciting hymns, we accomplish all other occupations of life while praying.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Clement

Prayer that runs its course till the last day of life needs a strong and tranquil soul.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

He who prohibited the making of a graven image would never himself have made an image in the likeness of holy things [i.e., by creating an image of them here on earth]. Nor is there at all any composite thing or creature endowed with sensation [made by God here on earth] like those in heaven. But the face is a symbol of the rational soul, the wings are the lofty ministers and energies of powers right and left, and the voice is delightful glory in endless contemplation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

And Pythagoras is reported to have been a disciple of Sonches the Egyptian arch-prophet; and Plato, of Sechnuphis of Heliopolis; and Eudoxus, of Cnidius of Konuphis, who was also an Egyptian. [Stromata, 1.15]

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

We must not cast away riches which can benefit our neighbor. Possessions were made to be possessed; goods are called goods because they do good, and they have been provided by God for the good of men: they are at hand and serve as the material, the instruments for a good use in the hand of him who knows how to use them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

But it is with a different kind of spell that art deludes you ... it leads you to pay religious honor and worship to images and pictures.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Clement

Une fois qu'il a reçu la rémission de ses péchés, l'homme ne doit donc plus faillir, parce que la première pénitence, celle d*s fautes qui souillèrent la vie de paganisme, c'est-à-dire la vie d'ignorance, est la meilleure. Elle est proposée à ceux qui ont été appelés comme purification de l'âme pour y établir la foi. Mais le Seigneur qui lit dans le secret des cœurs et connait l'avenir, a prévu d'en haut et dès le commencement l'inconstance de l'homme, son penchant aux rechutes, elles artifices du démon. Il n'ignore pas que l'ange du mal, jaloux de ce que l'homme jouit du privilège de la rémission des péchés, suggérera des occasions de faillir aux serviteurs de Dieu, et que sa malice leur tendra habilement des pièges pour 152 les entrainer dans sa ruine. Dieu l'a prédit, et dans l'abondance de sa miséricorde, il a fait don d'une seconde pénitence aux enfants de la foi qui viendraient à tomber ; afin que si la faiblesse, cédant à la force ou à la séduction, se laissait tenter, elle reçût une seconde pénitence, celle après laquelle il n'y a plus de pénitence. « Car, si nous péchons volontairement après avoir reçu la connaissance de la vérité, il n'y a plus désormais de victime pour les péchés, mais il ne nous reste qu'une attente terrible du jugement, et le feu vengeur qui dévorera les ennemis de Dieu. » Ceux dont les pénitences et les fautes se succèdent continuellement ne diffèrent en rien de ceux qui n'ont pas encore la foi, sinon qu'ils ont péché avec connaissance de cause. Et je ne sais ce qu'il y a de plus funeste, ou de pécher sciemment, ou de se repentir de ses péchés et d'y retomber de nouveau ; des deux côtés la faute est évidente. Ici, pendant l'acte même, l'iniquité est condamnée par l'ouvrier de l'iniquité ; là, l'auteur du péché le connait avant de le commettre, et pourtant il s'y livre avec la conviction que c'est un mal. L'un se fait l'esclave de la colère et du plaisir, n'ignorant pas à quels penchants il s'abandonne ; l'autre qui, après s'être repenti de ses vices, se replonge de nouveau dans la volupté, touche de près à celui qui, dès le principe, pèche volontairement; faire succéder au repentir d'un péché. l'acte de ce même pèche, tout en le condamnant, n'est-ce pas le commettre avec connaissance de cause ? Celui donc d'entre les gentils qui, de sa vie antérieure et profane, a pris son vol vers la foi, a obtenu d'un seul coup la rémission de tous ses péchés. Mais celui qui, pécheur relapse, s'est ensuite repenti, lors même qu'il obtient son pardon, doit rougir de honte, comme n'étant plus lavé par les eaux baptismales pour la rémission des péchés. Car il faut qu'il renonce, non-seulement aux idoles dont il se faisait auparavant des dieux, mais encore aux œuvres de sa vie antérieure, l'homme qui est né à la foi, non du sang ni de la volonté de la chair, mais qui a été régénéré dans l'esprit; ce qui arrivera si, fidèle à ne pas retomber dans le même péché, il se repent avec sincérité.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

'Eat my flesh,' Jesus says, 'and drink my blood.' The Lord supplies us with these intimate nutrients, he delivers over his flesh and pours out his blood, and nothing is lacking for the growth of his children

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

And Numenius, the Pythagorean philosopher, expressly writes: 'For what is Plato, but Moses speaking in Attic Greek.'

By Anonym 16 Sep

Clement

En effet, ils n'ont ni connu ni fait la volonté de la loi ; ce qu'ils ont pensé, ils ont cru que la loi le voulait. Ainsi ils n'ont pas cru à la loi en tant que parole prophétique, ils n'ont vu en elle qu'une parole stérile. C'est par crainte, non par affection ni par foi qu'ils lui ont été fidèles; car Jésus-Christ, dont l'avènement a été prédit par la loi, est la fin de la loi pour justifier tous ceux qui croiront.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

But by no manner of means are women to be allotted to uncover and exhibit any part of their person, lest both fall,-the men by being excited to look, they by drawing on themselves the eyes of the men.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Clement

Since the fact that pleasure is not a good thing is admitted from the fact that certain pleasures are evil, by this reason good appears evil, and evil good. And then, if we choose some pleasures and shun others, it is not every pleasure that is a good thing. Similarly, also, the same rule holds with pains, some of which we endure, and others we shun. But choice and avoidance are exercised according to knowledge; so that it is not pleasure that is the good thing, but knowledge by which we shall choose a pleasure at a certain time, and of a certain kind. Now the martyr chooses the pleasure that exists in prospect through the present pain. If pain is conceived as existing in thirst, and pleasure in drinking, the pain that has preceded becomes the efficient cause of pleasure. But evil cannot be the efficient cause of good. Neither, then, is the one thing nor the other evil.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Clement

It is not your outward appearance that you should beautify, but your soul, adorning it with good works.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

If in this life there are so many ways for purification and repentance, how much more should there be after death! The purification of souls, when separated from the body, will be easier. We can set no limits to the agency of the Redeemer; to redeem, to rescue, to discipline, is his work, and so will he continue to operate after this life.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Clement

For self-control is common to all human beings who have made choice of it. And we admit that the same nature exists in every race, and the same virtue. As far as respects human nature, the woman does not possess one nature, and the man exhibit another, but the same: so also with virtue. If, consequently, a self-restraint and righteousness, and whatever qualities are regarded as following them, is the virtue of the male, it belongs to the male alone to be virtuous, and to the woman to be licentious and unjust. But it is offensive even to say this. Accordingly woman is to practise self-restraint and righteousness, and every other virtue, as well as man, both bond and free; since it is a fit consequence that the same nature possesses one and the same virtue. We do not say that woman's nature is the same as man's, as she is woman. For undoubtedly it stands to reason that some difference should exist between each of them, in virtue of which one is male and the other female. Pregnancy and parturition, accordingly, we say belong to woman, as she is woman, and not as she is a human being. But if there were no difference between man and woman, both would do and suffer the same things. As then there is sameness, as far as respects the soul, she will attain to the same virtue; but as there is difference as respects the peculiar construction of the body, she is destined for child-bearing and housekeeping.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

But those who are ready to toil in the most excellent pursuits, will not desist from the search after truth, till they get the demonstration from the Scriptures themselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

But true philosophic demonstration will contribute to the profit not of the listeners' tongues, but of their minds. And, in my opinion, he who is solicitous about truth ought not to frame his language with artfulness and care, but only to try to express his meaning as he best can.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

The rule of life for a perfect person is to be in the image and likeness of God.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Clement

So I think it is demonstrated that the God being good, and the Lord powerful, they save with a righteousness and equality which extend to all that turn to Him, whether here or elsewhere. For it is not here alone that the active power of God is beforehand, but it is everywhere and is always at work.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

Therefore let us repent and pass from ignorance to knowledge, from foolishness to wisdom, from licentiousness to self-control, from injustice to righteousness, from godlessness to God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Clement

Just as God's will is creation and is called 'the world' so His intention is the salvation of men, and it is called 'the Church.'

By Anonym 17 Sep

Clement

Now Aristotle says that the judgment which follows knowledge is in truth faith. Accordingly, faith is something superior to knowledge, and is its criterion. Conjecture, which is only a feeble supposition, counterfeits faith; as the flatterer counterfeits a friend, and the wolf the dog.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Clement

It is absolutely impossible at the same time to be a man of understanding and not to be ashamed to gratify the body.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Clement

Our whole life can go on in observation of the laws of nature, if we gain dominion over our desires from the beginning and if we do not kill, by various means of a perverse art, the human offspring, born according to the designs of divine providence; for these women who, in order to hide their immorality, use abortive drugs which expel the child completely dead, abort at the same time their own human feelings.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Clement

Our superintendence in instruction and discipline is the office of the Word, from whom we learn frugality and humility, and all that pertains to love of truth, love of humanity, and love of excellence. And so, in a word, being assimilated to God by participation in moral excellence, we must not retrograde into carelessness and sloth. But labor, and faint not.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

His Son Jesus, the Word of God, is our Instructor.... He is God and Creator.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Clement

The first step to salvation is the instruction accompanied with fear, in consequence of which we abstain from what is wrong; and the second is hope, by reason of which we desire the best things; but love, as is fitting, perfects, by training now according to knowledge.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

Cette nouvelle alliance est une suite de l'ancienne. Ne lui reprochez donc pas sa nouveauté.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

The Lord ate from a common bowl, and asked the disciples to sit on the grass. He washed their feet, with a towel wrapped around His waist - He, who is the Lord of the universe!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

Every woman should be filled with shame by the thought that she is a woman.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Clement

Il n'est pas hors de propos, je crois, pour bien établir l'époque où le Sauveur est né, d'exposer maintenant l'histoire chronologique des empereurs romains. Auguste régna quarante-trois ans, Tibère vingt-deux ans, Caïus quatre ans, Claude quatorze ans, Néron quatorze ans, Galba un an, Vespasien dix ans, Titus trois ans, Domitien quinze ans, Nerva un an, Trajan dix-neuf ans, Adrien vingt et un ans, et Antonin vingt et un ans. Puis le régne de Marc-Aurèle, surnommé Antonin, et celui de Commode, donnent ensemble trente-deux ans. Depuis Auguste jusqu'à Commode il s'est donc écoulé deux cent vingt-deux ans, et depuis Adam jusqu'à la mort de Commode, cinq mille sept cent quatre-vingt-quatre ans deux mois douze jours.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

When lies have been accepted for some time, the truth always astounds with an air of novelty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

He alone can remit sins who is appointed our Master by the Father of all; He only is able to discern obedience from disobedience.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

When you see your brother, you see God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

Those who glory in their looks - not in their hearts - dress to please others.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Clement

Wherefore also Cleanthes, in the second book, On Pleasure, says that Socrates everywhere teaches that the just man and the happy are one and the same, and execrated the first man who separated the just from the useful, as having done an impious thing. For those are in truth impious who separate the useful from that which is right' according to the law.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Clement

For pre-eminently a divine image, resembling God, is the soul of a righteous man; in which, through obedience to the commands, as in a consecrated spot, is enclosed and enshrined the Leader of mortals and of immortals, King and Parent of what is good, who is truly law, and right, and eternal Word, being the one Saviour individually to each, and in common to all.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Clement

Nous donc, selon les paroles de l'illustre apôtre, c'est en vertu de la foi que nous espérons recevoir la justice; car, eu Jésus-Christ, ni la circoncision ni l'incirconcision ne servent, mais la foi qui agit par la charité.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Clement

For, on the other hand, he who in chaste love looks on beauty, thinks not that the flesh is beautiful, but the spirit, admiring, as I judge, the body as an image, by whose beauty he transports himself to the Artist, and to the true beauty[.]

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

And barbarians were inventors not only of philosophy, but almost of every art. The Egyptians were the first to introduce astrology among men. Similarly also the Chaldeans. The Egyptians first showed how to burn lamps, and divided the year into twelve months, prohibited intercourse with women in the temples, and enacted that no one should enter the temples from a woman without bathing. Again, they were the inventors of geometry. There are some who say that the Carians invented prognostication by the stars. The Phrygians were the first who attended to the flight of birds. And the Tuscans, neighbours of Italy, were adepts at the art of the Haruspex. The Isaurians and the Arabians invented augury, as the Telmesians divination by dreams. The Etruscans invented the trumpet, and the Phrygians the flute. For Olympus and Marsyas were Phrygians. And Cadmus, the inventor of letters among the Greeks, as Euphorus says, was a Phoenician; whence also Herodotus writes that they were called Phoenician letters. And they say that the Phoenicians and the Syrians first invented letters; and that Apis, an aboriginal inhabitant of Egypt, invented the healing art before Io came into Egypt. But afterwards they say that Asclepius improved the art. Atlas the Libyan was the first who built a ship and navigated the sea. Kelmis and Damnaneus, Idaean Dactyli, first discovered iron in Cyprus. Another Idaean discovered the tempering of brass; according to Hesiod, a Scythian. The Thracians first invented what is called a scimitar (arph), -- it is a curved sword, -- and were the first to use shields on horseback. Similarly also the Illyrians invented the shield (pelth). Besides, they say that the Tuscans invented the art of moulding clay; and that Itanus (he was a Samnite) first fashioned the oblong shield (qureos). Cadmus the Phoenician invented stonecutting, and discovered the gold mines on the Pangaean mountain. Further, another nation, the Cappadocians, first invented the instrument called the nabla, and the Assyrians in the same way the dichord. The Carthaginians were the first that constructed a triterme; and it was built by Bosporus, an aboriginal. Medea, the daughter of Æetas, a Colchian, first invented the dyeing of hair. Besides, the Noropes (they are a Paeonian race, and are now called the Norici) worked copper, and were the first that purified iron. Amycus the king of the Bebryci was the first inventor of boxing-gloves. In music, Olympus the Mysian practised the Lydian harmony; and the people called Troglodytes invented the sambuca, a musical instrument. It is said that the crooked pipe was invented by Satyrus the Phrygian; likewise also diatonic harmony by Hyagnis, a Phrygian too; and notes by Olympus, a Phrygian; as also the Phrygian harmony, and the half-Phrygian and the half-Lydian, by Marsyas, who belonged to the same region as those mentioned above. And the Doric was invented by Thamyris the Thracian. We have heard that the Persians were the first who fashioned the chariot, and bed, and footstool; and the Sidonians the first to construct a trireme. The Sicilians, close to Italy, were the first inventors of the phorminx, which is not much inferior to the lyre. And they invented castanets. In the time of Semiramis queen of the Assyrians, they relate that linen garments were invented. And Hellanicus says that Atossa queen of the Persians was the first who composed a letter. These things are reported by Seame of Mitylene, Theophrastus of Ephesus, Cydippus of Mantinea also Antiphanes, Aristodemus, and Aristotle and besides these, Philostephanus, and also Strato the Peripatetic, in his books Concerning Inventions. I have added a few details from them, in order to confirm the inventive and practically useful genius of the barbarians, by whom the Greeks profited in their studies. And if any one objects to the barbarous language, Anacharsis says, "All the Greeks speak Scythian to me." [...]

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clement

For the Divine Being cannot be declared as it exists: but as we who are fettered in the flesh were able to listen, so the prophets spake to us; the Lord savingly accommodating Himself to the weakness of men.