59 Thomas Aquinas Quotes

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If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
- Thomas Aquinas
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That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell.
- Thomas Aquinas
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Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason.
- Thomas Aquinas
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To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
- Thomas Aquinas
55
Far graver is it to corrupt the faith that is the life of the soul than to counterfeit the money that sustains temporal life.
- Thomas Aquinas
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For loving draws us more to things than knowing does, since good is found by going to the thing, whereas the true is found when the thing comes to us.
- Thomas Aquinas
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Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
- Thomas Aquinas
52
Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.
- Thomas Aquinas
51
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
- Thomas Aquinas
50
If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.
- Thomas Aquinas
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.
- Thomas Aquinas
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Beware of the person of one book.
- Thomas Aquinas
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All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has its origin in the Spirit.
- Thomas Aquinas
42
Reason in man is rather like God in the world.
- Thomas Aquinas
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Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
- Thomas Aquinas
40
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
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Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches.
- Thomas Aquinas
38
To teach in order to lead others to faith is the task of every preacher and of each believer.
- Thomas Aquinas
37
It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
- Thomas Aquinas
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All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.
- Thomas Aquinas
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Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passions.
- Thomas Aquinas
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