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Icon of St. Isaac of Syria Русский: Исаак СиринIcon of St. Isaac of Syria Русский: Исаак Сирин (Photo credit: Wikipedia)"If you cannot be merciful, at least speak as though you are a sinner. If you are not a peacemaker, at least do not be a troublemaker. If you cannot be assiduous, at least in your thought be like a sluggard. If you are not victorious, do not exalt yourself over the vanquished. If you cannot close the mouth of a man who disparages his companion, at least refrain from joining him in this."

St. Isaac the Syrian.

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On Ascetical Life
By Isaac (Bishop of Nineveh
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