Wisdom from Thomas à Kempis
What good will it do you to be able to talk profoundly about the Trinity, if you be wanting in humility, and so displease the Trinity? It is certain that learned speeches do not make a man holy and just; it is a virtuous life that makes him dear to God. I would rather feel sorrow for my sins than be able to define it. If you knew the whole Bible by heart, and all that philosophers have said, what use would it all be to you without the love of God and grace?
Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ 1.3