St. Diadochos: quotes: All these desires can never be satisfied. As Orthodox Christians, we must be vigilant to recognize and acknowledge our passions keep us from being in communion with Christ, they distort our understanding of the person of Christ.
Saint Paisios Here is an excerpt from With Pain and Love for Contemporary Man
Most of the devices that people use these days for their comfort are noisy. They have turned nature, which is always peaceful, crazy with all this noise!
Using all these modern means they have managed to spoil it. Remember how serene it was before! How does man manage to destroy and be destroyed without even realizing it!
St. Isaac the Syrian Someone who has actually tasted the truth is not contentious for the truth. Someone who is considered among men to be zealous for truth has not yet learned what truth is really like: once he has truly learnt it, he will cease from zealousness on its behalf.
The most precious thing in the world is to know God and understand His will, even if dimly: Blog of Father Athanasius Kone on the Orthodox Church from Greece and Hawaii