St. Isaac the Syrian: A man can never learn what divine power is . . .Sayings from Saints, Elders, and Fathers, St. Isaac the Syrian / By Orthodox Church Quotes “A man can never learn what divine power is while he abides in comfort and spacious living.” + St. Isaac the Syrian, “Homily 72: On Faith and Humility,” Ascetical Homilies of St Isaac the Syrian Related posts: St. Sebastian Dabovich: Rouse yourselves ! The world which you worship only flatters you. . . . St. John of Kronstadt: What hinders you from fulfilling Christ’s commandments? . . . St. John of Kronstadt: Our life is child’s play, only not innocent, but sinful, because, with a strong mind, and with the knowledge of the purpose of our life, we neglect this purpose . . . St. Leonid of Optina: Beware of passionate attachments to the world. . . .