“Take hold of your life before your light grows dark and you seek help and do not find it. This life has been given to you for repentance, do not waste it in vain pursuits.”

“Dispassion doesn’t mean to no longer feel the passions, but to no longer accept them.”

“Blessed is the man who knows his weakness, because this knowledge becomes to him the foundation, root, and beginning of all goodness.”

“When we are living improperly, we fear all kinds of things. When we recognise God, there occurs a fear of His judgement. But when we start to love God, all fears vanish.”

“Do not sin with the expectation that there is time to repent. Do not fall into sin with the confidence of forgiveness! Remember that death will not delay. God is not mocked.”

“The passions are uprooted and turned to flight by constant occupation of the mind with God. This is a sword that puts them to death: Whoever always thinks about God drives the demons away from himself and pulls up the seeds of their malice.”

“The one whose sins are small in his eyes will fall into even greater ones.”

“You must work Spiritually not only until you see the fruit in your Soul, but also until your very end. For even ripe fruit is often destroyed by hail.”

“Draw nigh to the righteous, and through them you will draw nigh to God. Communicate with those who possess humility, and you will learn morals from them. A man who follows one who loves God becomes rich in the Mysteries of God; but he who follows an unrighteous and proud man gets far away from God, and will be hated by his friends.”

“Continual study of the Holy Scriptures is the light of the Soul and it protects us from the passions.”

“Ease and idleness are the destruction of the Soul and they can injure her more than the demons.”