Macarius the Great


Macarius the Great (sayings recorded between 4th and 6th century)

“Like the dead, take no account of either the scorn of men or their praises, and you can be saved.”

  • Quote attributed to the 4th-century Egyptian ascetic, Macarius the Great, in Sayings of the Desert Fathers, edited and translated by Sister Benedicta Ward, Cistercian Studies, 1975.

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