Thomas Aquinas Quotes

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A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
Thomas Aquinas

All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.
Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas Quotes
Thomas Aquinas Quotes
Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
Thomas Aquinas

Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
Thomas Aquinas

Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches.
Thomas Aquinas

Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
Thomas Aquinas

Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.
Thomas Aquinas

Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.
Thomas Aquinas

Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason.
Thomas Aquinas

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
Thomas Aquinas

It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.
Thomas Aquinas

It is possible to demonstrate God's existence, although not a priori, yet a posteriori from some work of His more surely known to us.
Thomas Aquinas

Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
Thomas Aquinas

Love is a binding force, by which another is joined to me and cherished by myself.
Thomas Aquinas

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
Thomas Aquinas

Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.
Thomas Aquinas

Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.
Thomas Aquinas

Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
Thomas Aquinas

Reason in man is rather like God in the world.
Thomas Aquinas

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
Thomas Aquinas

The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.
Thomas Aquinas

The things that we love tell us what we are.
Thomas Aquinas

There is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved.
Thomas Aquinas

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Thomas Aquinas

Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.
Thomas Aquinas

To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.
Thomas Aquinas

To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.
Thomas Aquinas

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Thomas Aquinas

Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
Thomas Aquinas

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
Thomas Aquinas
 
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