"For our own good, our own happiness, let us at least give ourselves a promise that from this day, from this hour, from this minute, we will now try to love God most of all and to fulfill His holy will!" - St Herman of Alaska
"For the fervor in keeping the memory of this God-pleaser, the Lord generously rewarded us, sinful people, who had filled the church on the day of his glorification..." - Archimandrite Cyprian (Pizhov)
"We must more often and in greater measure keep closed the 'windows of the soul,' as the Holy Fathers called our sensory organs: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. We need to train ourselves, to force ourselves not to look, not to listen, taste, smell or touch just anything and everything."