“Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.” – Alfonso X, King of Castile 13thc.
“Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing higher, nothing stronger, nothing larger, nothing more joyful, nothing fuller, and nothing better in heaven or on earth.” – Thomas à Kempis 15thc.
“When the words come, they are merely empty shells without the music. They live as they are sung, for the words are the body and the music the spirit.” – Hildegard von Bingen 12thc.
“Do there exist many worlds, or is there but a single world? This is one of the most noble and exalted questions in the study of Nature.” – Albertus Magnus 13thc.
“I would rather have a Scot come from Scotland to govern the people of this kingdom well and justly than that you should govern them ill in the sight of all the world.” – Louis IX , King of France, speaking to his eldest son 13thc.
“No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary.” – William of Ockham 14thc.
“For even he who is most greedy for knowledge can achieve no greater perfection than to be thoroughly aware of his own ignorance in his particular field. The more be known, the more aware he will be of his ignorance.” – Nicholas of Cusa 15thc.