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#1. 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. - Author: John Climacus
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#2. As long as anger lives, it continues to be the fruitful parent of many unhappy children. - Author: John Climacus
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#3. Humility is the only thing that no devil can imitate. - Author: John Climacus
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#4. Do not make judgments, and you will travel no quicker road to the forgiveness of your sins. 'Judge not, so that you may not be judged' (Lk. 6:37). - Author: John Climacus
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#5. I know a man who, when he saw a woman of striking beauty, praised the Creator for her. The sight of her lit within him the love of God. - Author: John Climacus
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#6. An angel fell from Heaven without any other passion except pride, and so we may ask whether it is possible to ascend to Heaven by humility alone, without any other of the virtues. - Author: John Climacus
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#7. Pride is the utter poverty of soul disguised as riches, imaginary light where in fact there is darkness. - Author: John Climacus
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#8. Fight to escape from your own cleverness. If you do, then you will find salvation and uprightness through Jesus Christ our Lord. - Author: John Climacus
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#9. A servant of the Lord stands bodily before men, but mentally he is knocking at the gates of heaven with prayer. - Author: John Climacus
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#10. Do not stop praying as long as, by God's grace, the fire and the water have not been exhausted, for it may happen that never again in your whole life will you have such a chance to ask for the forgiveness for your sins. - Author: John Climacus
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#11. Faith furnishes prayer with wings, without which it cannot soar to Heaven. - Author: John Climacus
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#12. The lover of silence draws close to God. He talks to Him in secret and God enlightens him. - Author: John Climacus
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#13. When a man has found the Lord, he no longer has to use words when he is praying, for the Spirit Himself will intercede for him with groans that cannot be uttered. - Author: John Climacus
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#14. A proud monk needs no demon. He has turned into one, an enemy to himself. - Author: John Climacus
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#15. The man who pets a lion may tame it, but the man who coddles the body makes it ravenous. - Author: John Climacus
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#16. I would not consider my spirituality worthwhile that wants to walk in sweetness and ease and run from the imitation of Christ. - Author: John Climacus
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#17. It happens, I do not know how, that most of the proud never really discover their true selves. They think they have conquered their passions and they find out how poor they really are only after they die. - Author: John Climacus
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#18. Simplicity is an enduring habit within a soul that has grown impervious to evil thoughts. - Author: John Climacus
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#19. It can happen that when we are at prayer some brothers come to see us. Then we have to choose either to interrupt our prayer or to sadden our brother by refusing to answer him. But love is greater than prayer. Prayer is one virtue among others, whereas love contains them all. - Author: John Climacus
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#20. When the soul betrays itself and loses the blessed and longed-for fervor, let it carefully investigate the reason for losing it. And let it arm itself with all its longing and zeal against whatever caused this. For the former fervor can return only through the same door through which it was lost. - Author: John Climacus
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#21. Become aware of God, in whose presence you are while you pray ... Then take a formula of prayer and recite it with perfect attention both to the words you are saying and to the Person to whom you are saying them. - Author: John Climacus
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#22. We know the utility of prayer from the efforts of the wicked spirits to distract us during the divine office; and we experience the fruit of prayer in the defeat of our enemies. - Author: John Climacus
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#23. Obedience is the burial of the will and the resurrection of humility. - Author: John Climacus
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#24. The first stage of this tranquility consists in silencing the lips when the heart is excited. The second, in silencing the mind when the soul is still excited. The goal is a perfect peacefulness even in the middle of the raging storm. - Author: John Climacus
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#25. The slave of the belly ponders the menu with which to celebrate the feast. The servant of God, however, thinks of the graces that may enrich him. - Author: John Climacus
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#26. [L]et us talk about the unholy vice of self-esteem, the beginning and completion of the passions; and let us talk briefly, for to undertake an exhaustive discussion would be to act like someone who inquires into the weight of the winds. - Author: John Climacus
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#27. As fire does not give birth to snow, so those who seek honor here will not enjoy it in heaven ... As those who climb a rotten ladder are in danger, so all honor, glory, and power are opposed to humility. - Author: John Climacus
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#28. It is not the self -critical who reveals his humility ( for does not everyone have some how to put up with himself? ). Rather, it is the man who continues to love the person who has criticized him. - Author: John Climacus
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#29. The friend of silence comes close to God. In secret he converses with him and receives his light. - Author: John Climacus
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#30. Someone who is elated with wine speaks the truth on all subjects, even without meaning to. In the same way, anyone who is inebriated with the spirit of penitence will never be able to tell lies. - Author: John Climacus
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#31. Just as the winds whip up the sea, so does anger stir confusion in the mind. - Author: John Climacus
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#32. When you are depressed, bear in mind the Lord's command to Peter to forgive a sinner seventy times seven (cf. Mt. 18:22). And you may be sure that He Who gave this command to another will Himself do very much more. - Author: John Climacus
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#33. Those who submit to the Lord with simple heart will run the good race. If they keep their minds on a leash, they will not draw the wickedness of the demons onto themselves. - Author: John Climacus
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#34. Humility is the only virtue that no devil can imitate. If pride made demons out of angels, there is no doubt that humility could make angels out of demons. - Author: John Climacus
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#35. Humility is constant forgetfulness of one's achievements. - Author: John Climacus
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#36. Even though one is well advanced in virtue, should he stop mortifying himself, he soon would lose his modesty and virtue - just as fertile soul quickly becomes dry and arid and produces nothing but thorns and thistles if it is not cultivated. - Author: John Climacus
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#37. Forgetting offences is a sign of sincere repentance. If you keep the memory of them, you may believe you have repented but you are like someone running in his sleep. Let no one consider it a minor defect, this darkness that often clouds the eyes even of spiritual people. - Author: John Climacus
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#38. Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honour your patience. - Author: John Climacus
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