When someone is defeated after offering stiff resistance, he should not give up in despair. Let him take heart, encouraged by the words. God raises up all who are bowed down (Psalm 145:14). Do all in your power not to fall, for the strong athlete should not fall. But if you do fall, get up again at once and continue the contest. Even if you fall a thousand times, rise up again each time.
– St John of Karpathos