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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"Very often demons manage to persuade us either to omit confession, or else to confess as though the sins were committed by someone else or else to blame others as responsible for our own sins." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"Pride makes us forget our sins, for the remembrance of them leads to humility." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"To reject criticism is to show pride, while to accept it is to show oneself free of this fetter." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

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Daily Virute Quote – St. John Climacus

"A help to the proud is submissiveness, a tougher and humbler mode of life, and the reading of the supernatural feats of the Fathers." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Bernard of Clairvaux

"The monk who observes others instead of attending to himself will begin before long to see some as his superiors and others as his inferiors; in some he will see things to envy, in others, things to despise. The eyes have wandered and the mind soon follows." Source: St. Bernard of Clairvaux, The Steps [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"The Lord often humbles the vainglorious by causing some dishonor to befall them. And indeed the first step in overcoming vainglory is to remain silent and to accept dishonor gladly. The middle stage is to check every act of vainglory while it is still in thought. The end – insofar as one may talk of [...]

November 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Louis de Montfort

"What Lucifer has lost by pride, Mary has gained by humility. What Eve has damned and lost by disobedience, Mary has saved by obedience. Eve, in obeying the serpent, has destroyed all her children together with herself, and has delivered them to him; Mary, being perfectly faithful to God has saved all her children and [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"The flatterer is a servant of the devils, a teacher of pride, the destroyer of contrition, a vandal of excellence, a perverse guide. The prophet says this: 'Those who honor you deceive you' (Isa. 3:12)." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

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Daily Virtue Quote – G.K. Chesterton

"It is impossible without humility to enjoy anything – even pride." Source: G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, Moody Publishers, 2009.

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"Like the sun which shines on all alike, vainglory beams on every occupation. What I mean is this. I fast, and turn vainglorious. I stop fasting so that I will draw no attention to myself, and I become vainglorious over my prudence. I dress well or badly, and am vainglorious in either case. I talk [...]

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