Like Rain from the Clouds

"With regard to the arrangement of the book," reads one contemporary review of the English translation, "it is just about the worst possible; indeed, there is no arrangement whatsoever. The paragraphs appear as if they had been rained down from the clouds."

The Spiritual Testament of a Russian Count

"Love God and neighbor. Be patient toward others' deficiencies, for you have your own. Pray morning and night without fail, don't be lazy. Hope in aid from God, don't boast, and above all avoid pride, for this is the mother of all vice."