"Do not lose by saving but gather in by scattering. Give to the poor, and you give to yourself. You will not be allowed to keep what you have refused to give to others." St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop, Sermon 43
"If you want your petition to be heard, hear the petition of others. If you do not close your ear to others you open God's ear to yourself." St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop, Sermon 43
"God bestowed on us the dignity of his own divine nature." St. Basil the Great, 'Detailed Rules for Monks'
"God has made you in his image that you might in your person make the invisible Creator present on earth." St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop, Sermon 148
"The mind is capable of tasting and distinguishing accurately whatever is presented to it." Diadochus of Photice, bishop, 'On Spiritual Perfection'
"Love, indeed, is the source of all good things;…He who walks in love can neither go astray nor be afraid: love guides him, protects him, and brings him to his journey's end." St. Fulgentius of Ruspe, bishop, Sermon 3
"The more the soul loves, the more it desires to love." St. Columban, abbot, 'De Christo fonte vitae'
"Christ is bathed in light; let us also be bathed in light." St. Gregory of Nazianzus, bishop, Oratio 39 in 'Sancta Lumina'
"Let this be the pattern for all: show mercy to others in the same way, with the same generosity, with the same promptness, as you want others to show mercy to you." St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop, Sermon 43
"In His love and generosity and omnipotence He allows those who love Him to see God." St. Irenaeus, 'Against Heresies'
"God fashioned man in his own image and likeness; he gave him knowledge of himself." St. Basil the Great, 'Detailed Rules for Monks'