Quotes from the Saints
The Four Hundred Chapters on Love:
383. Such a one has offended you; do not hate him but rather the offense and the demon who contrived the offense. If you hate the offender, you hate a person and transgress the commandment, and what he did in word you do in deed. But if you keep the commandment, give proof of your love, and if you in any way can, help him so that he can be delivered from wickedness.
384. Christ does not want you to have hate for anyone, or grief, or anger, or resentment in any way at all for any temporal reason whatsoever. And this is thoroughly proclaimed in the four Gospels.
385. Many of us talk but few of us act. But no one should falsify the word of God by his own carelessness. Rather, he should confess his weakness and not hide from God's truth, lest he be charged with transgressing the commandments and misrepresenting God.
St. Maximus the Confessor