Saint Thomas Aquinas

Found 26 thoughts of Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

Saint 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.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas

As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.

Saint 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.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

Saint 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.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas

He who is dying of hunger must be fed rather than taught.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas

The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

Saint 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.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

...the goodness of the will depends on the intention of the end.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has its origin in the Spirit.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

Saint 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.

Saint 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.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

Saint Thomas Aquinas
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