I thank you, Lord, my joy and my glory, my hope and my God. I thank you for your gifts to me. Keep them unharmed for me: they will be the making of me, and I shall be with you for my being is your gift.
(Confessions I, 20)
Great misery is the proud man, but greater mercy is the humble God.
(De cat. rud. IV, 8)
God became a man so that by following a man, which you can do, you will reach God, which you could not do.