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A Quote by Elder Ephraim of Philotheou on god, purity, spirit, struggles, fire, nature, soul, enlightenment, light, knowledge, and spirituality

Humble yourselves.  Do not think highly and you will attain high things.  The more gold is tested in the fire, the purer it becomes.  And the Christian, the more he is tried by temptations, the more his soul is purified.  The more deeply the plow tills the earth, the more often we prune and carefully tend the vines, the more and the sweetest fruit we will receive.

Elder Ephraim

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Saint Ephraim the Syrain on god, love, divine, spirit, enlightenment, hearts, grace, suffering, and sin

You victorious martyrs who endured torments gladly for the sake of God and Savior, you who have boldness of speech toward the Lord Himself, you saints, intercede for us who are timid and sinful men, full of sloth, that the grace of Christ may come upon us, and enlighten the hearts of all of us so that we may love Him.

Saint Ephraim the Syrain

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by Elder Anthony of Optina on god, sacred, spirit, struggle, troubles, spirituality, rewards, victory, enlightenment, and laziness

Of course it would be easier to get to paradise with a full stomach, all snuggled up in a soft feather-bed, but what is required is to carry one's cross along the way, for the Kingdom of God is not attained by enduring one or two troubles, but many!

Elder Anthony of Optina

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, vanity, humility, good, hope, victory, help, self, enlightenment, and holiness

In the battle with vanity, cling to the Gospel and example of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.  Do not rely on yourself, but on the Lord, not only in important matters, but even in seemingly insignificant ones.  Without the Lord, we are unable to do anything truly good for ourselves, and even that which initially seems good will turn out to be harmful if we haven't asked the Lord for help or prayed about it.

Abbot Nikon

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on contentment, abide, wisdom, enlightenment, resolve, and live

to know people is wisdom,
but to know yourself is enlightenment.
to master people takes force,
but to master yourself takes strength.
to know contentment is wealth,
and to live with strength resolve.
to never leave whatever you are is to abide,
and to die without getting lost-
that is to live on and on.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: tao te ching

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A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, salvation, enlightenment, repentence, work, freedom, hope, christianity, tomorrow, and life

You have every opportunity, both eternal and external, for repentence and salvation, which is so rare in this day and age.  If you do not take advantage of this now, but keep putting off the work of salvation, you may easily fool yourself.  We cannot be certain that tomorrow belongs to us.  The Lord warns us all: be ready each minute, for you know not what day or what hour they will come for you.

Abbot Nikon

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Evagrios the Solitary on patient, joy, acceptance, prayer, love, hope, awareness, enlightenment, and life

If you patiently accept what comes, you will always pray with joy.

Evagrios the Solitary

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A Quote by Saint Anthony the Great on god, christianity, enlightenment, hope, humility, pride, death, knowledge, and power

Learn to love humility, for it will cover all your sins.  All sins are repulsive before God, but the most repulsive of all is pride of the heart.  Do not consider yourself learned and wise; otherwise, all your efforts will be destroyed, and your boat will reach the harbor empty.  If you have great authority, do not threaten anyone with death.  Know that, according to nature, you too are susceptible to death, and that every soul sheds its body as its final garment.

Saint Anthony the Great

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Saint Silouan of Mt. Athos on god, christianity, spirituality, happiness, truth, awakening, enlightenment, humility, and peace

But to be saved, we must humble ourselves, for the proud man, even were he to be set down in Paradise would not find peace there but would be discontent, and say, "Why am I not up in the front rank?"  But the humble soul is filled with love and does not seek to be in the foreground.  The humble soul wishes good things to all men, and in all things is content.

Saint Silouan

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Armando Cosani on peace, spirituality, enlightenment, war, reflection, and change

Peace is an individual conquest; it has never been a deed of the masses.

Armando Cosani

Source: The Flight of the Feathered Serpent, Pages: 65

Contributed by: Matija

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