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A Quote by Thomas Edison on perserverance and hope

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Ken Hakuta on opportunity

People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.

Ken Hakuta

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on hope and motivation

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

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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 Saint Maximos the Confessor on god, christianity, courage, humility, vices, hope, cleansing, victory, success, and struggles

It is said that God allows the demons to attack us for five reasons.  The first is that, through being attacked and fighting back, we should learn to distinguish virtue from sin.  The second is that having acquired virtue by struggle and labor we should keep it firm and unalterable.  The third, that progressing in virtue we should not think highly of ourselves but learn humility.  The fourth, that having experienced in practice the wickedness of sin we should hate it with perfect hatred.  Finally, the fifth and most important is that having been freed from the passions we should not forget our weakness and the strength of Him that helped us.

Saint Maximos the Confessor

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, freedom, mercy, love, hope, joy, liberation, happiness, and peace transendence

The greatest freedom is to be obedient and faithful to God.  As we yield ourselves to God's love and mercy, we are liberated from the suffering of sins.  No longer are we dominated by unreasonable fears, compulsions and addictions.  We live in peace and unity with all people.  Despair and rage pass away.  Yet, these things only come when we bear the responsibilities for our own behavior, admitting our faults and receiving God's forgiveness.

Bishop Joseph

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

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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 Saint Macarius of Egypt on good, evil, mindfulness, freedom, sin, vice, thoughts, spirituality, hope, and truth

The most important work that a spiritual wrestler can do is to enter
within the heart, there to fight Satan; to hate and repel the thoughts
that he inspires and to wage war upon him.

Saint Macarius of Egypt

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

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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 Silouan of Mt. Athos on love, god, peace, hatred, enemies, hearts, hope, freedom, spirit, and soul

"Peace in our souls is impossible unless we beg the Lord with all our hearts to give us love for all men.  The Lord knew if we did not love our enemies, we should have no peace of soul, and so He gave us the Commandment, 'Love your enemies.'  Unless we love our enemies, we shall only now and then be easy, as it were, in our souls; but if we love our enemies, peace will dwell in us day and night."

Saint Silouan the Anthonite

Saint Silouan

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

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