O Truth! my God, make me one with You in everlasting love. Often I am wearied with reading and hearing many things; in You is all that I will or desire. Let all teachers hold their peace; let all creatures be silent in Your sight; do You alone speak to me.
Learning is not to be condemned, nor the mere knowledge of anything, which is good in itself and ordained by God; but a good conscience, and a virtuous life, are always to be preferred.
O Jesus! Grant that I may direct all my knowledge and all my exertions, to please You, to love You, and to (treasure) Your love for time and eternity. Amen.
(The Imitation of Christ, Chapter 3)