Remember, even those who live justly do so not through human merits but through divine helps. No persons live justly unless they have been made just; and humans are made just by Him Who can never be unjust.
As a lamp is not lighted by itself, so the human soul does not give light to itself but calls out to God: "Thou indeed, O Lord, give light to my lamp."
- Commentary on Psalm 110, 2
Prayer. Thou will light my lamp, Lord my God. I stand in the darkness of my sins, but my shadows will be dispelled by the beam of Thy wisdom and Thy face wills shine upon me.
- Commentary on Psalm 66, 4
"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