We should not try to cure others when we are full of ulcers! Do not wait for the day of your death to learn your weakness. Investigate yourself as long as you are still alive, move with your thoughts inside you, and then you will see all yourself’s nonsense.
St. John Chrysostom
No matter how much someone seems to improve his/her knowledge (about God), the more he/she feels his/her weakness.
Careful consideration of our past is of great benefit to us, so that we cannot err in the same sins.
Anyone who wants to lift someone who has fallen, must definitely be higher than the fallen. While the one who has fallen at the same level, also needs to be lifted by someone else.
Saint Basil the Great
Just like the wells, which the deeper you dig them, the cleaner and sweeter their water gets, so is consciousness; the more it is examined and digged out from the passions that cover it, the better it teaches us what to do.
Saint Nicodemus of Mount Athos
*The article was originally published in Greek in ikivotos.gr