“St. Bernard says: ‘There are those who wish to know for the purpose of knowing a great deal, and this is curiosity; some that they may know, and this is vanity; some that they may sell their knowledge, and this is base gain; some that they may be edified, and this is prudence; some that they may edify, and this is charity.’”(The Three ages of the Interior Life, Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P, Ch. 26, footnote 32, christianperfection.info/tta38.php)
That was a quote from S. Thomas Aquinas in his commentary on First Corinthians (8:1). One thing confuses me and I ask if someone could help me. How does a soul wish to know for the purpose that they **may **know and so fall into vanity as was described abovementioned?