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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"Control your appetites before they control you, and shame will greatly help you to maintain such mastery… So let us restrain our appetites with the thought of the fire to come… For the truth is, as one will discover, that the belly is the cause of all human shipwreck." Source: St. John Climacus, The [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"Gluttony is hypocrisy of the stomach. Filled, it moans about scarcity; stuffed, and crammed, it wails about its hunger." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"In the world, slander has caused many a breakup, but in monastic communities it is gluttony that brings about all the falls and transgressions.  Keep mistress gluttony under control and every abode will then give you dispassion, but let her take hold of you and every place outside the grave will be a menace to [...]

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