“Developing the will means impressing upon it good dispo­sitions or virtues — humility, meekness, patience, continence, submissiveness, helpfulness and so on — so that in blending with and grafting onto the will, the virtues would eventually consti­tute its very nature, and when something is undertaken by the will, it would be undertaken according to their inspiration and in their spirit, and they would govern and reign over our deeds.”

(St Theophan the Recluse, ‘Path of Salvation)