Evagrius Ponticus

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Marcarius the Great

 

Do Not Speak…

In the early days of his move to the desert, Evagrius visited an old Desert Father, perhaps Macarius of Egypt, and asked him, "Tell me some piece of advice by which I might be able to save my soul." The reply was, "If you wish to save your soul, do not speak before you are asked a question."