You should only take care of your soul; you should take good care of it since it is pious and immortal.
Elder Joseph the Hesychast
True theologians in the Church are those who hate themselves (their passions). If one does not hate oneself to death, one cannot be a disciple of Christ and a teacher of the people.
Elder Sophronius of Essex
The thoughts that bring you embarrassment and agitation comes from the devil. The thoughts given by God inspire confidence and peace. Fight for it and you will find them.
You should love silence more than words. Because silence will give you a treasure while the words throw it away.
Lack of faith comes from pride. The proud claims to conquer everything through his mind and science, but the knowledge of God remains inaccessible to him because God is made known only by revealing through the Holy Spirit.
Saint Silouan the Athonite
Many in our time chose rest, before God gives it to them.
Beware of your consciousness, which is the voice of God and the voice of your Guardian Angel. Do not neglect to take care of your conscience, because you can lose it, it can be despised and become useless and then it will no longer be the voice of God.
When you have thoughts, do not try to send them away by opening a reasonable dialogue with them. Hit them on Rock. Christ is the Rock. His name. Jesus’ prayer. It is not up to you to not accept them. Only Jesus’ Name casts out their accounts.
The basis of theory is act.
Saint Gregory the Theologian
To a clergyman: Avoid the outside world, as much as you can. You shut in your room. Tighten your mind to open to see spiritual light. Study, pray. If you are not strengthened, how will you strengthen the others? People ask the Church to satisfy the thirst of the soul, from its organs, from the habit!
Elder Ieronymos of Aegina
You should love everyone and be at a distance from everyone.
If you do not criticize the neighbour but extinguish yourself, you give rest to your consciousness.
Eternal life is the home of freedom.
Saint Isaac the Syrian
If man does not say in his heart that “in this world there is only me and God,” he will not find rest.