St. Gregory the Great: It is better that scandals arise . . .Sayings from Saints, Elders, and Fathers, St. Gregory the Great / By Orthodox Church Quotes “It is better that scandals arise than the truth be suppressed.” — St. Gregory the Great, Homilies on Ezekiel Related posts: St. Mark of Ephesus: The Latins are not only schismatics but heretics . .. St. Theodore the Studite: For it is a commandment of the Lord . . . St. Athanasius the Great: If a bishop or priest . . . turns his back on the church . . . St. Mark of Ephesus: It is impossible to recall peace . . .