John Climacus

John Climacus

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.More John Climacus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You wish, or rather, have decided, to remove a splinter from someone? Very well, but do not go after it with a stick instead of a lancet for you will only drive it deeper. Rough speech and harsh gestures are the stick, while even-tempered instruction and patient reprimand are the lancet. 'Reprove, rebuke, exhort,' says the Apostle (II Tim. 4:2), not 'batter'.More John Climacus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More John Climacus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The man who pets a lion may tame it, but the man who coddles the body makes it ravenous.More John Climacus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The friend of silence comes close to God. In secret he converses with him and receives his light.More John Climacus quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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