Didymus the Blind (circa 313 – 398), alternatively spelled Dedimus or Didymous, was a Christian theologian in the Church of Alexandria, where he taught for about half a century. He was a student of Origen, and after the Second Counsel in Constantinople condemned Origen, Didymus’ works were not copied. Many of his writings are lost, but some of his commentaries and essays survive.
Quotes by Didymus the Blind…
To know goodness is not sufficient to reach blessedness if one does not put goodness into practice with works. Piety towards God is actually the beginning of knowledge.
The well-cultivated soul has the Logos as its King.
Wisdom is needed to recognize a wise person, the sort of wisdom that illuminates the face of the inner person.
Wisdom of a person makes the face shine, but not the face of the body, not a part of the flesh, but the face of the inner person. The face of the inner person is illuminated by wisdom. But wisdom, light, Logos, truth and the other conceptions are identical when applied to Christ.
The perception of the sun by an astronomer and by a scientist is far inferior to the seeing of the invisible God and it is inferior to the knowledge that comes from God.