"You cannot have two heavens- it is impossible to enjoy yourself here and afterward to reign with Christ."
- Thomas à Kempis, Book I of the imitation of Christ
"The inner life of another that is known to God alone becomes to a much less degree open to us through friendship. It partially fills the desire of our incomplete, lonely hearts for completeness in another. Friendship brings out the best in a person through forgetfulness of self." - St. Thomas Aquinas