Nec mihi, Christe, tua sufficiunt sine te, nec tibi placent mea sine me [neither are thine sufficient to me without thee, O Christ, nor do mine please thee without me] exclaims St. Bernard. This single epigram is worth (shall I say—O far rather—is a sufficient antidote to) a waggon-load of . . . philosophies.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Anima Poetae.