with Thomas@Kempis From: The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A. Kempis.
"A wise lover does not look at the gift of the
one who loves him, but at the love of the giver. He weighs the affection and not
the value; and thinks more of the Beloved than of what the Beloved has to give.
The generous lover does not find satisfaction in what I have to give, but beyond
all my gifts, in me."