If you want to set someone back on the right path, to teach and advise them, you must first be humble and speak to them with a lot of love. They will accept your advice because they will feel that you are giving it to them with love. But if you want to make your own sacrifice, you will not achieve anything. This is how you bring up a child to be rebellious. When a child is disobedient, the solution is not to hit them.
Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
Bad has no physical existence, nor is anyone inherently bad. Because God did not create anything bad. When one desires the bad things, then the non-existent begins to come to life since one wants them. So we must neglect the bad habits with the memory of God. Because the nature of good is stronger than the bad habit. And this is because good exists, while bad does not exist, except when we act in a bad manner.
Saint Diadochos of Photiki
The grace that gushes from the holy mysteries is so powerful that can cleanse and give rebirth to every human being.
Saint Seraphim of Sharov
We should not wait from those who do not believe in God to have spiritual understanding. May God forgive them and enlighten them. We should also not try to persuade those who are selfish and wicked, even though they say they are Christians to understand the truth because the truth does not dwell in them.
Saint Paisios of Mount Athos