Saint Poemen the Great on Babbling and Silence

St. Poemen the Great

St. Poemen the Great

A man may seem to be silent, but if his heart is condemning others he is babbling ceaselessly. But there may be another who talks from morning till night and yet he is truly silent; that is, he says nothing that is not profitable.

* This excerpt is from “The Sayings of the Desert Fathers” translated by Benedicta Ward

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