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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"Confession is like a bridle that keeps the soul which reflects on it from committing sin, but anything left unconfessed we continue to do without fear as if in the dark." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

September 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"He who is not submissive in his talk will certainly not be so in what he does. To be unfaithful in the small things is to be unfaithful in the great, and this is very hard to bring under control." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

August 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"Macedonius explained to me, lowly that I am, why he had voluntarily adopted a humbled life of this kind. 'I have never felt such absence of conflict within me, such sweetness of divine light, as now,' he said." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

August 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

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

January 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

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

January 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

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

January 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

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

December 19th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virute Quote – St. John Climacus

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 [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"If we really long for heavenly things, we will surely taste the glory above. And whoever has tasted that will think nothing of earthly glory." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

November 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

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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