Gregory Nazianzus on Disorder

I know, then, that anarchy and disarray are more beneficial than order and authority for no creatures, especially not men—rather, men least of all, given the degree of danger to them concerning greater matters.

Οὔτε οὖν τοῖς ἄλλοις ἀναρχίαν καὶ ἀταξίαν λυ σιτελεστέραν οἶδα τάξεως καὶ ἀρχῆς, οὔτε ἀνθρώποις· ἀλλὰ τούτοις καὶ πάντων οὐχ ἥκιστα, ὅσῳ καὶ περὶ µειζόνων αὐτοῖς ὁ κίνδυνος.

—Gregory Nazianzus, Apologetica 4

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