To a disciple who had quarreled with those around him, [Elder Nicodemus] said: “It is not good or Christian to lose time in discussions that lead to argument and disunity. He who is victorious in discussions is he who in the beginning seems to be conquered but to the end remains peacefully and lovingly disposed to the one who whom he disagrees.”
– Archimandrite Ioanichie (Balan), “Elder Nicodemus (Manditsa): Spiritual Father and Missionary of Romania (1889-1975)”, The Orthodox Word, November-December 2007, Vol. 43, No. 6 (257), p. 287.