St. John Chrysostom: . . . Let us train boys from earliest childhood . . .

Icon of St. John Chrysostom“Let us pass to the despotic part of the soul, spirit. We must not eliminate it utterly from the youth nor yet allow  him to use it all the time. Let us train boys from earliest childhood to be patient when they suffer wrongs themselves, but, if they see another being wronged, to sally forth courageously and aid the sufferer in fitting measure.”

— St. John Chrysostom, An Address on Vainglory and the Right Way for Parents to Bring Up Their Children, 66.