Thomas Aquinas quotes

 quotes - There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Share

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.”

— Thomas Aquinas

 quotes - Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. Share

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.”

— Thomas Aquinas

 quotes - Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. Share

“Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.”

— Thomas Aquinas

 quotes - The things that we love tell us what we are. Share

“The things that we love tell us what we are.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.”

— 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

“Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“Beware of the person of one book.”

— Thomas Aquinas

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

— Thomas Aquinas

“To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“Because of the diverse conditions of humans, it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people, as appropriate and suitable to them, while the same acts are immoral for others, as inappropriate to them.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily equivalent to distinctions in reality.”

— 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

“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

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

— Thomas Aquinas

“All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.”

— Thomas Aquinas

“Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.”

— Thomas Aquinas
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