Ergo domine...credimus te esse aliquid quo nihil maius cogitari possit.
Therefore, lord...we believe that you are something than which nothing greater can be thought.
God often works more by the life of the illiterate seeking the things that are God's, than by the ability of the learned seeking the things that are their own.Anselm Of CanterburyReported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 123.
God was conceived of a most pure Virgin ... it was fitting that the virgin should be radiant with a purity so great that a greater purity cannot be conceived.Anselm Of CanterburyIn Mary for Earth and Heaven: Essays on Mary and Ecumenism, 2002, William McLaughlin, Jill Pinnock, eds., Gracewing, ISBN 0852445563 ISBN 9780852445563 pp. 115-116. 
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