You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.[Любить человека дорогого можно человеческою любовью; но только врага можно любить любовью божескою.]
When men do not have healthy notions of the Divinity, false ideas supplant them, just as in bad times one uses counterfeit money when there is no good money.
The candle aimed its spear of light at Heaven, like an artist who consumes himself to become divine.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
Love a man even in his sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth.