Once, some Priests had visited St. Gabriel of Georgia and mentioned how they were loosing hope regarding the state of the world and they began to complain:
"The world has changed a lot, people have no interest in the faith and we don't know how to preach to them."
He replied to them: "On the ethical decline of Georgia***! Speak to them about this. The conscience is a little God."
(from the book by Nana Merkvilatze: "St. Gabriel the Fool-for-Christ and Confessor, source)
***Note: Of course the ethical decline that the Saint is speaking of can apply to any society in moral decline.