Luis de León, O.S.A. (AD 1527 - 1591), The Names of Christ, from Classics of Western Spirituality, Manuel Durán and William Kluback, Paulist Press, 1984, 214
De León was an Augustinian friar, a poet, mystic, scriptural scholar, and theologian; above all he was a holy man who suffered much for his beliefs. He was the editor of the works of Saint Teresa of Jesus of Avila.
What he says in this quote has an ancient pedigree in the Greco-Roman, and Christian, tradition. Socrates (via Plato) argued that no one knowingly does evil. Aristotle said happiness is the ultimate goal (telos), the highest good, of all life. Augustine once said that all the evil men do, they do to achieve some greater good, some greater peace. Aquinas agreed with Aristotle mutatis mutandis that happiness -- understood as the beatific vision of God in heaven -- was the summum bonum.
I must admit, however, the last few lines of de León's quote have an aroma of Jansenism. Jansenius claimed God absolutely and irresistibly predestines all people either to heaven or to hell. According to Jansenius, due to the Fall, human nature is utterly corrupt and the human will is totally enslaved to a spectrum of "victorious delectation" (LaGrange, Predestination, p. 124). God achieves either end by means of ordaining irresistible poles of attraction or repuslion in people and in their lives. He gives meritorious desires of celestial virtue to those He elects to heaven; but He gives culpable desires of terrestrial gratification to those He elects to hell. Jansenism was officially condemned as a heresy by the Catholic Church, as an excessive perversion of Augustine's views, sometime in the seventeenth century.
To be fair, given that de León was an Augustinian friar and theologian, I am sure he recognized the subtle, key differences between Augustine's sometimes eye-brow-raising views and Jansenus's more bluntly heretical views. I, however, don't know enough to even to begin to wade into or out of the debate.