"Blessed is the mind which, during prayer, is drawn neither to the material nor to possessions."
--St. Nilus of Sinai
"To know God we have no need of riches. We need only love our neighbour and be lowly in spirit, sober, and obedient; and for these virtues the Lord allows us to know Him. Could anything in this world be more precious than this knowledge?" --St. Silouan of Mount Athos
"For Your sake we came into being, so that we might delight in the paradise which You have planted and in which You have placed us." --St. Thalassios the Libyan
"A hypocrite is someone who teaches his neighbor something he makes no effort to do himself."
"Do you want to come to God; do you want to not be deluded and not to get lost; do you want not to die and to live forever? The Lord says: 'I am the Way, Truth and Life' (John 14:6). Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest!' (Matthew 11:28)" --St. Tikhon of Zadonsk