Everything that can be achieved by fruitive activities, penance, knowledge, detachment, mystic yoga, charity, religious duties and all other means of perfecting life is easily achieved by My devotee through loving service unto Me. If somehow or other My devotee desires promotion to heaven, liberation, or residence in My abode, he easily achieves such benedictions.
Persons who smell the aroma of Lord Krishna's lotus feet, carried by the air of Vedic sound through the holes of the ears, accepts Krishna's devotional service. The Lord is never separated from them.
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is more magnanimous than Lord Krishna but the devotees are even more magnanimous than Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
The devotee who becomes helpless by the will of the Lord is more fortunate than those who are born in good families. The fallen devotee born in a good family may forget the lotus feet of the Lord because they are less fortunate, but the devotee who is put into forlorn condition is more fortunate because he swiftly returns to the lotus feet of the Lord thinking himself helpless all around. – Srimad Bhagavatam, 01.05.19.
Radha Krishna. Radha's name is first. Why? Nobody can be better devotee than Radharani. As soon as Radha's name is there, Krishna is more pleased. That is the way. If we glorify the devotees, the character of the devotees, before the Lord, he is more pleased than to glorify Himself, He directly. — in his conversations, Hawai, 24th April, 1969.
The difference between a devotee & a novdevotee is just like the bee and the fly.. The bee is always attracted by the honey and fly goes to the open sores. So the devotee is only attracted by the good qualities in other people & does not see their faults.