"What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost."
"Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient."
"The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art."
"Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man’s own will."
"Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love."
"Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them."
"Love is a binding force, by which another is joined to me and cherished by myself."
"Well-ordered self-love is right and natural."
"Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion."
"Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches."