About Bernard of Clairvaux:
Bernard of Clairvaux was a French abbot and the primary builder of the reforming Cistercian order.
Neither fear nor self-interest can convert the soul. They may change the appearance, perhaps even the conduct, but never the object of supreme desire... Fear is the motive which constrains the slave; greed binds the selfish man, by which he is tempte...Bernard of Clairvaux
There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is Curiosity. There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is Vanity. There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is Love.Bernard of Clairvaux