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Abba Poemen said, “Do not give your heart to that which does not satisfy your heart.”

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Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus  said, “God sells righteousness at a very low price to those who wish to buy it: a little piece of bread, a cloak of no value, a cup of cold water, a mite.” (59)

Abba Elias, the minister, said, “What can sin do where there is penitence? And of what use is love where there is pride?” (71)

Amma Theodora said that neither asceticism, nor vigils nor any kind of suffering are able to save, only true humility can do that. (84)

Abba Poemen said that Abba John said that the saints are like a group of trees, each bearing different fruit, but watered from the same source. The practices of one saint differ from those of another, but it is the same Spirit that works in all of them. (95)

Abba Poemen said, “Do not give your heart to that which does not satisfy your heart.” 

He also said, “If you are silent, you will have peace wherever you live.”

Abba Nilus said, “Prayer is a remedy against grief and depression.” (153)

The sayings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

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