Thanks for the link. I was interested in re-reading that book also. Unfortunately, if my memory serves me well, isn't this missing a few more sayings from the desert fathers? It seems a bit shorter than what I read before?
Hi there. It does seem short to me. I don't know which is the definitive collection. There is a long collection called Evergetinos
published by an Old Calendar Greek monastery in California which is good. I would also recommend The Lausiac History
by Palladius. A Coptic site has published a selection of The Sayings of the Desert Fathers
with permission from Cistercian publications and lastly Sr Benedicta Ward has edited a collection for Penguin books.
I love all these collections and would like to have a copy of the one Copts tend to read. I suspect a lot of accounts are common to several collections.
In fact, Aiden, moreover, the desert fathers (as far as I remember!) didn't have sections on "humility", "purity of heart", "peace"...they just had their sayings. I think!! But, this is a very good idea anyway. Someone spent the time to divide each saying into different virtues. Its very good.