1225, Roccasecca, Italy
7 March 1274, Fossanova Abbey, Priverno, Italy
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives compassion right out of our hearts.
We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine
Wonder is the desire of knowledge.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand.