Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More Words to Live By

Words of St Anthony the Great that particularly resonate with me just now:
Men most not acquire anything superfluous or, if they possess it, must know with certainty that all things in this life are by nature perishable, and easily plundered, lost or broken; and they must not be disheartened by anything that happens.
Text 71 from "On the Character of Men and on the Virtuous Life: One Hundred and Seventy Texts, in The Philokalia, vol. I.

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