Religious Persecution in the Former Soviet Union. A Russian Orthodox Priest’s Story
Pursue the small consolation that is acquired in time of toil, that you may be accounted worthy of that great consolation which dispels the troubles of this life of sorrows for those who find it. Do not despise small things, lest you be deprived of great ones.
-St. Isaac the Syrian
From Homily 25, as preserved in Ascetical Homilies
Be careful lest while talking about the journey along the narrow and hard road you wander onto the broad and wide highway.
-St. John Climacus