A man who fails well is greater than one who succeeds badly.
Reason is in fact the path to faith, and faith takes over when reason can say no more.
The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
For Abelard, the death of Christ on the Cross did not, strictly speaking, redeem man: it only offered him an example of supreme humility, charity, and self-sacrifice. Bernard asserts, against Abelard, that Christ became man...