Quotes from the Saints
Words of Salvation:
14. It's better to have too little will-power than too much. This way, we can better account for our deficiencies, while the man with too much will risks becoming lost in the trap of pride, of passing by God because he is so satisfied with himself.
15. Above all, we should avoid pride. This is our number one enemy. It's because of pride that the angels fell.
16. Progress in the spiritual life is measured more by a progressive detachment than by glorious personal acquisitions. Like fr. Sophrony said, "Our enrichment consists in our impoverishment."
Elder Sergei of Vanves