St. Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 March 7, 1274) was an Italian Catholic philosopher and theologian in the scholastic tradition, known as Doctor Angelicus, Doctor Universalis. He is the most famous classical proponent of natural theology. He gave birth to the Thomistic school of thought (Thomism), which has long been the primary philosophical and theological approach of the Catholic Church.
Found 10 thoughts of St. Thomas Aquinas

Beware the man of one book.

St. Thomas Aquinas

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

St. Thomas Aquinas

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

St. Thomas Aquinas

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

St. Thomas Aquinas

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.

St. Thomas Aquinas

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.

St. Thomas Aquinas

Peace is the work of justice indirectly, in so far as justice removes the obstacles to peace; but it is the work of charity (love) directly, since charity, according to its very notion, causes peace.

St. Thomas Aquinas

The things that we love tell us what we are.

St. Thomas Aquinas

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

St. Thomas Aquinas

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.

St. Thomas Aquinas