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St. John Chrysostom: Discouragement does not allow the one who falls to get back up . . . - Orthodox Church Quotes
“Discouragement does not allow the one who falls to get back up, and laziness throws down the one who is upright. The latter deprives us constantly of the goods that we gain; it does not allow us to escape from the evils that are to come. Laziness throws us down even from heaven, while discouragement …