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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
St. Chrysostom
  As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man.  1
  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 her fruit till it be ripe.  2
  It is a shame for a man to desire honor because of his noble progenitors, and not to deserve it by his own virtue.  3
  Such is friendship, that through it we love places and seasons; for as bright bodies emit rays to a distance, and flowers drop their sweet leaves on the ground around them, so friends impart favor even to the places where they dwell. With friends even poverty is pleasant. Words cannot express the joy which a friend imparts; they only can know who have experienced. A friend is dearer than the light of heaven, for it would be better for us that the sun were exhausted than that we should be without friends.  4
  That is true plenty, not to have, but not to want riches.  5

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