Don’t believe, my friend, all those who promise that they teach about virtue, because they all turn out to be unworthy, but believe those in whom virtue really shines through their actions. So I am trying to convince you now, not to use one teacher, but not to use all those who want to be teachers.
St. Isidore Pilossiotis
For he who spent his life doing the greatest of benefactions, but in the end submitted himself to evil, all his previous labors were in vain, because he became incapable of fighting, resulting in the destruction of his good works.
St. Athanasios the Great
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou