Saint Basil

“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.”

“Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?”

“Not the power to remember, but it is very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.”