In the exercise of love, all virtues do spring up and grow.
Johannes Tauler OP (1300–1361)
Mental prayer becomes the grave of pride… [and] also that of sensuality.
Vitalis Lehodey OCR (1857–1948)
All acts of discipline that are done outwardly are in no wise to be compared to those which are done in the valley of humiliation.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Be steadfast, and never rest content until you have obtained the now of eternity as your present possession in this life, so far as this is possible to human infirmity.
Blessed Henry Suso (1300–1366)