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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. 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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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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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"A proud soul is the slave of cowardice. Trusting only itself, it is frightened by a sound or a shadow." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

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

Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"Insensitivity is deadened feeling in body and spirit, and comes from long sickness and carelessness. Lack of awareness is negligence that has become habit. It is thought gone numb, an offspring of predisposition, a trap for zeal, a noose for courage, an ignorance of compunction, the gateway to despair, the mother of forgetfulness giving birth [...]

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