Sayings of Saint Paisios

 “The devil fell because of his pride. A dreadful thing! He was the chief Angel, and became an enemy of God, and of man. There is no one, however, who should feel hatred, but only empathy– pity for his sorry state.”


 “Humility, kindness, and simplicity, these are basic things. Kindness means to first think about what is beneficial for the other, not what is beneficial for ourselves. That said, God is not unjust: He subsequently recompenses us for whatever we lose in our efforts to help our brother.”***

 “All those who have enthusiasm and much ego must be in obedience, in order to cut their will.”


 “Evil has greatly advanced, causing major changes to occur in these past years. There is however a good leaven on which–and because of which–God has mercy also on the whole world. Let’s not lose this leaven, because then we are doomed”.