From the Works of Methodius Against Porphyry
(Adversus Porphyrium (fragmenta))
This, in truth, must be called most excellent and praiseworthy, which God Himself considers excellent, even if it be despised and scoffed at by all. For things are not what men think them to be.
From the Parallels of St. John Damascene, Opera, tom. ii. p. 778, ed. Lequien. ↩