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Thomas Aquinas (Tommaso d'Aquino; 1225 7 March 1274) was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis. The name Aquinas identifies his ancestral origins in the county of Aquino in present-day Lazio, Italy. He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology and the father of Thomism; of which he argued that reason is found in God. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy developed or opposed his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory. Unlike many currents in the Church of the time, Thomas embraced several ideas put forward by Aristotlewhom he called "the Philosopher"and attempted to synthesize Aristotelian philosophy with the principles of Christianity. His best-known works are the Disputed Questions on Truth (12561259), the Summa contra Gentiles (12591265), and the unfinished but massively influential Summa Theologica a.k.a. Summa Theologiae (12651274). His commentaries on Scripture and on Aristotle also form an important part of his body of work. Furthermore, Thomas is distinguished for his eucharistic hymns, which form a part of the Church's liturgy. The Catholic Church honors Thomas Aquinas as a saint and regards him as the model teacher for those studying for the priesthood, and indeed the highest expression of both natural reason and speculative theology. In modern times, under papal directives, the study of his works was long used as a core of the required program of study for those seeking ordination as priests or deacons, as well as for those in religious formation and for other students of the sacred disciplines (philosophy, Catholic theology, church history, liturgy, and canon law). Thomas Aquinas is considered one of the Catholic Church's greatest theologians and philosophers. Pope Benedict XV declared: "This (Dominican) Order... acquired new luster when the Church declared the teaching of Thomas to be her own and that Doctor, honored with the special praises of the Pontiffs, the master and patron of Catholic schools." The English philosopher Anthony Kenny considers Thomas to be "one of the dozen greatest philosophers of the western world".
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1:Beware the man of a single book. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
2:and common affection ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.28.3ad5),
3:Person is what is most perfect in nature. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I q. 29 a. 3,
4:Not all sins are equal ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.73.2).,
5:even laziness in learning ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.2.4).,
6:She refused to be consoled" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Mt. 2:18).,
7:Humility is the mark of a genuine disciple. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
8:Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
   ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
9:a greater degree than a man is ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.93.3).,
10:7) His coming for the judgment ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.1.8).,
11:Excommunication is medicinal ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.82.8ad3).,
12:Foresight is part of prudence ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.49.6).,
13:Everything that is not the divine essence is a creature. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I.18.2,
14:Man's salvation is from grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.19.4ad3).,
15:The things that we love tell us what we are.
   ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
16:All the world forgiveness of its world of sin." ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
17:Lying is a cause of death ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In Jn. 5, lect. 6).,
18:Rarely affirm, seldom deny, always distinguish. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
19:Security is the mother of negligence ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 6.5).,
20:Earthly possessions bring on worry ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.132).,
21:Hatred of God is man's worst sin ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.34.2).,
22:Faith is perfected through charity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 14.7ad5).,
23:Prayer is the unfolding of our will to God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, 3.21.1,
24:-reached the glory of resurrection ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In 1 John 6).,
25:The author of Sacred Scripture is God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.1.10),
26:To rest in God is the enlightenment and sanctification of everything. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, De Potentia iv,
27:What does it take to become a saint? Will it. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, [T5],
28:Anything done against faith or conscience is sinful. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
29:God is through Himself a necessary being ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.16).,
30:Murder is the killing of the innocent ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.88.6).,
31:Self-love is the cause of every sin ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.77.4sc).,
32:We need play to live a human life ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.168.2ad3).,
33:When there was no world, there was no time ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DP 3.2).,
34:Sin cannot be taken away except by grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.27.2).,
35:A lying joke has a deceptive nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.110.3ad6).,
36:God cannot make a man to be without a soul ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 2.25).,
37:Will and intellect are the same in God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.22.1ad3).,
38:Man achieves likeness to God through grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.151).,
39:Moral virtues are habits of the appetite ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.60.1).,
40:Prayer is the unfolding of our will to God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.21.1).,
41:Tears and sighs naturally lessen sadness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.38.2).,
42:God's splendor outstrips the pilgrim's mind ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 8.1ad9).,
43:Every sin makes man a citizen of Babylon ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.77.4sc).,
44:The soul is perfected by knowledge and virtue ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 2.79).,
45:To love God is more excellent than to know Him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 22.11).
46:and the LOWER FACULTIES are ordered to REASON ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.121).,
47:Charity is the virtue by which we love God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.82.3ad3).,
48:God's will is the cause of goodness in things ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.20.4).,
49:Love is the root and cause of every emotion ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.62.2).,
50:The Church was signified by the ark of Noah ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.173.3),
51:To love God is more excellent than to know Him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 22.11).,
52:The intellect is a thing, and truth its end ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.82.3ad1).,
53:This name "God" signifies the divine nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.13.8ad2).,
54:All my words are but chaff next to the faith of a simple man. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
55:A man does not always choose what his guardian angel intends. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
56:Basil of Caesarea ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (from the Catena Aurea Gospel of St. Luke),
57:Is there one faith for moderns and ancients ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (i.e. the Jews)?,
58:Our Lord promises comfort to those that mourn ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.69.4).,
59:The science of God is the cause of things ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In Sent 1.38.1.5),
60:VICE is opposed to virtue properly as such ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.71.1ad1).,
61:Christ's Ascension is the cause of our salvation ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.57.6).,
62:If you want to be saved look at the face of your Christ. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, [T5],
63:In divine matters, natural reason has its failings ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.2).,
64:To do evil belongs pre-eminently to unhappiness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.109.2).,
65:3) by instructing, the cause of EDUCATION ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On NE 8, lect. 11).,
66:3) he eats with the disciples ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 21, lect. 1).,
67:the changing of water into wine ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Mt. 4, lect. 2).,
68:The common good of a nation is a divine thing ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.99.1ad1).,
69:Truth must be the ultimate end of the whole universe ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.1).,
70:Anger when it lasts a long time fosters hatred ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.46.3ad2).,
71:Any law that is rightly established leads to virtue ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.121).,
72:But it is not that way with God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 1, lect. 1).,
73:Faith implies merely assent to what is proposed ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.8.5ad3).,
74:in principio erat Verbum - in the beginning was the Word ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Logos),
75:The Blessed Virgin Mary never committed a venial sin ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (CT 2.224).,
76:The essential principles of things are hidden from us.... ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on Aristotle's De Anima 1.1.15,
77:The love of God is better than the knowledge of God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.82.3).,
78:The violent is opposed to what is according to nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (SG 1.19).,
79:4. every other power acts by his power ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On the Power of God 3.7).,
80:(b) God's HELP in moving the soul toward the good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.112.2).,
81:Every sin grows out of the love of temporal things ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.84.1).,
82:Prudence is a virtue most necessary for human life ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.57.5).,
83:Reverence is owed to no one except a rational nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.25.3).,
84:Spiritual sins are greater faults than carnal sins ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.73.5).,
85:The contemplation of truth is sought for its own sake ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.37).,
86:To convert somebody, go and take them by the hand and guide them." ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
87:God wills no good more than He wills His own goodness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.19.9).,
88:One finds a likeness of the divine Trinity in our mind ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.26).,
89:The Blessed Virgin was chosen by God to be His Mother ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.27.4).,
90:True self-love consists in directing oneself to God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.100.5).,
91:Understanding arises from memory, as act from habit ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.79.7ad3).,
92:3) in the virtuous activity which pertains to a work ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In 2 Cor. 6.2),
93:Love is due first to God, and then to our neighbor ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.34.6ad2).,
94:Truth consists in the conformity of the mind to reality ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.21.2).,
95:The creative power of God is common to the whole Trinity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.32.1).,
96:those who gain this treasure win the friendship of God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Wisdom 7:13).,
97:To boast in order to stir quarrels is a mortal sin ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.112.2ad1).,
98:all of these and their like are evil in themselves ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In 2 NE, lect. 7).,
99:Being in general and the true in general cannot be hated ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.29.5).,
100:Characteristics which define beauty are wholeness, harmony and radiance. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
101:In God, there exists the most perfect scientific knowledge ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.14.1).,
102:Heart is the source of life in an animal ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.75.1)[6 week ultrasound].,
103:Every sin includes an inordinate turning to a mutable good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.84.1).,
104:God's glance embraces from eternity the whole course of time ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.86.4).,
105:Man's perfect beatitude consists in the enjoyment of divinity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.54).,
106:The virtue of gratitude inclines to return something more ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.107.2).,
107:Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
108:Any rational creature naturally desires its happiness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In 4 Sent. 49.1.3).,
109:Nothing moves a man to anger except a hurt that grieves him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.47.3).,
110:Anger is the appetite of another's evil for the sake of revenge ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.89).,
111:Creatures in themselves cannot attain the simplicity of God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.25.3ad3).,
112:From God's effects it can be demonstrated that there is a God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.2.2ad3),
113:In human actions and passions, example moves more than words ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.34.1).,
114:All things are ordered to one good as their end, and that is God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.17).,
115:Anger is a passion composed of sorrow and the desire of revenge ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.15.9).,
116:Christ's Passion is the proper cause of the forgiveness of sins ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.49.1).,
117:Human nature rebels against a promiscuous union of the sexes ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.154.2).,
118:It is more grievous for a man to kill himself than another ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.73.9ad2).,
119:not only of things incorruptible, but also of things corruptible ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.22.2),
120:as God, he adds, and the truth, and the life ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Jn. 14, lect. 2).,
121:A substance is a thing to which it belongs to be not in a subject ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (SCG 1.25).,
122:The principal effect of sanctifying grace is for man to love God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.151).,
123:The question "why?" asks for a cause ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Metaphysics 7, lect. 17).,
124:A heretic is one who devises or follows false or new opinions ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.11.1sc).,
125:All things, by desiring their own perfection, desire God Himself ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.6.1ad2).
126:Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool that repeats his folly. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (26:11),
127:One of the conditions required for prudence is a good memory ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.56.5ad3).,
128:That which provokes anger is always something considered unjust ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.47.2).,
129:The head of the family is related to the home as a king to a realm ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (QL 2.5.1).,
130:The sorrow which is a vice is caused by inordinate self-love ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.28.4ad1).,
131:All things, by desiring their own perfection, desire God Himself ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.6.1ad2).,
132:Patience is called the root and safeguard of all the virtues ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.136.2ad3).,
133:Sin destroys virtue and spiritual beauty ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Colossians 3, lect. 2).,
134:The work of the Incarnation was ordained by God as a remedy for sin ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.1.3).,
135:2. the work of JUSTICE by rendering due service to his master ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.104.2ad1).,
136:3) penance, preparing men to receive the effect of Christ's baptism ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.38.3).,
137:3) perfection consists in the attaining of something else as its end ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.6.3).,
138:God allows some evils, lest many good things should never happen ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.23.3ad3).,
139:No one who sees the Essence of God can willingly turn away from God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.94.1).,
140:3. the sacrament according to which the marriage union is indivisible ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.78).,
141:Divine law leaves nothing unpunished that is contrary to virtue ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.77.1ad1).,
142:For whatever we do, it is on account of one of these that we do it ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.73.9).,
143:Friendship with God, which is charity, is impossible without faith ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.65.5).,
144:It is also DEFECTIVE, bc of the admixture of imagination w/ sensation ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.91).,
145:Murder does more harm to one's neighbor than blasphemy does to God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.13.3).,
146:Nature is a principle of motion and rest ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Metaphysics 1, lect. 12).,
147:Sins are divided into these three: sins of thought, word, and deed ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.72.7).,
148:Man's perfect Happiness consists in the vision of the Divine Essence ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.5.5).,
149:No one has ever made the mistake of not perceiving that he was alive ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 10.8ad2).,
150:From the first moment of His conception, Christ saw God's Essence fully ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.7.3).,
151:Our intellect never understands so much that it cannot understand more ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.86.2).,
152:Sometimes it is through fear of punishment that one obeys the law ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.92.1ad2).,
153:The Blessed Virgin Mary is in truth and by nature the Mother of Christ ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.35.3).,
154:The greatest of all pleasures consists in the contemplation of truth ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.38.4).,
155:The proper role of a priest is to be a mediator between God and people ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.22.1).,
156:The salvation of many is to be preferred to the peace of any single man ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.42.2),
157:Christ's body was in the first moment of conception formed and organized ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.45).,
158:Faith is a brief foretaste of the knowledge we will have in the future ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 14.2ad9).,
159:In sinning, man subjected himself by his affections to corporeal things ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.61.1).,
160:It is good for me to adhere to my God, to put my hope in the LORD God" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Ps. 72:28). ,
161:The child, even before it comes out of the uterus, is specifically human ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 2.59).,
162:The image of God is found in the soul according as the soul turns to God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.93.8),
163:Those actions alone are properly called "human" of which man is master ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.1.1).,
164:We do not offend God except by doing something contrary to our own good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.122).,
165:God is not only true, but truth itself, so there can be no falsity in him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 2.61).,
166:Not everyone who is enlightened by an angel knows that he is enlightened by him. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, [T5],
167:The Eucharist is the sacrament of love and ecclesial unity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on 1 Cor. 11).,
168:The soul is perfected by knowledge and virtue ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 2.79). twitter.com/ManlyVirtue/st…,
169:We have a more perfect knowledge of God by grace than by natural reason ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.12.13).,
170:Adultery involves not only a sin of lust but also a sin of injustice ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.73.5ad1).,
171:A healthy mind pays more attention to what is good than to what is bad ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.106.3).,
172:Every sinful act proceeds from inordinate desire for some temporal good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.77.4).,
173:In deliberation we may hesitate; but a deliberated act must be performed swiftly. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, [T5],
174:Lust causes inconstancy by totally destroying the judgment of reason ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.53.6ad1).,
175:The Beautiful is the same as the Good, and they differ in notion only ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.27.1ad3).
176:The life of grace heals us with respect to our mind ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Colossians, ch. 3).,
177:The order of the parts of the universe to one another results from the order of the whole universe to God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, On Power vii.9,
178:We grasp nothing except through that which is better known to us ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In I Phys. lect. 1).,
179:Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
180:It is impossible absolutely speaking for hatred to be stronger than love ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.29.3).,
181:No matter how much evil be multiplied, it can never wholly destroy the good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.12).,
182:Pride and envy are the only spiritual sins which can be found in demons ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.63.2ad2).,
183:The BEAUTIFUL is the same as the GOOD, and they differ in notion only ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.27.1ad3).,
184:The intensity of love stems from the union of the beloved with the lover ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.26.8).,
185:Those things which are less evident in themselves are more evident to us ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 10.12ad6).,
186:To excuse oneself for sin is a circumstance that aggravates every sin ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.13.3ad3).,
187:God is of Himself a necessary being, whereas a creature is made from nothing ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.41.2).,
188:One finds everywhere that the poor outnumber the rich ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Politics, lesson 6).,
189:The divine law was given chiefly for this reason: that man might embrace God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.121).,
190:The intellective soul is created on the border line between eternity and time ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.61).,
191:The intellect or mind of man is, as it were, a light lit up by the light of the Divine Word. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae III q5 a4 ad 2,
192:To sin is nothing else than to stray from what is according to our nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.109.8).,
193:A scrap of knowledge about sublime things is worth more than any amount about trivialities. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
194:But its final effect is to lead men to the PERFECT GOOD ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on 2 Tim. 3, lect. 3).,
195:But the Holy Spirit works this in man, by bringing him to everlasting life ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.139.1).,
196:God alone is a being by essence, whereas all other things participate in being ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 2.53).,
197:Nothing is hated except by being contrary to a suitable thing that is loved ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.29.2).,
198:And as he says further on, this was the greatest of all the Divine ministries ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.112.2).,
199:By His institution, the apostles healed the sick by anointing them with oil ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.108.2).,
200:Faith is midway between scientific knowledge and opinion ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Romans 1, lect. 6).,
201:In heaven, though one saint is above another, none will be imperfect ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (De potentia 3.1ad14).,
202:Practical sciences proceed by building up; theoretical science by resolving into components. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
203:The greatest kindness one can render to any man consists in leading him from error to truth. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
204:Truth is the light of the intellect, and God Himself is the rule of all truth ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.107.2).,
205:A mortal sin is one that is contrary to charity, which gives life to the soul ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.59.4).,
206:How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
207:The good of a single household is ordered toward the good of a single city ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2 90.3ad3).,
208:The primary and formal object of faith is the good which is the First Truth ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.7.1ad3).,
209:The union of husband and wife gives a sign of the union of Christ and the Church ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.78).,
210:He who is drawn to something desirable does not desire to have it as a thought but as a thing. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
211:Man cannot persevere after the corruption of human nature without God's grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On Job ch. 7).,
212:Now among the passions, sorrow is effective at obstructing the good of reason ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.136.1).,
213:The sacraments are spiritual remedies for the healing of wounds inflicted by sin ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.61.2).,
214:For those with faith, no evidence is necessary; for those without it, no evidence will suffice. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
215:This word "person" signifies in God a relation as subsisting in the Divine nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.30.1).,
216:All the more, then, does God not hate anything, since He is the cause of all things ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.96).,
217:Nothing can become certain for the intellect except through God's influence ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Compendium 1.129).,
218:The infirmities of the soul are not less than those of the body ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Mt. 4, lect. 3).,
219:And the third is CLARITY so that things with bright colors are said to be beautiful ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.39.8).,
220:This ultimate end of man is called that human good: happiness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Ethics 1, lect. 9).,
221:Humility is necessary for the person praying, because he recognizes his neediness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.83.15).,
222:If you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because he himself is the way. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
223:The Christian faith regards fire not as fire, but as representing the sublimity of God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 2.4).,
224:The good which is the end of the whole universe must be a good outside the universe ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.103.2).,
225:To be FALSE, to say of what is not, that it is, or of what is, that it is not ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In I PH lect. 11).,
226:To these four can be reduced whatever is scientifically inquirable or knowable ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In 2 PA lect. 1).,
227:But Christ wanted to be born in a podunk town and to suffer reproach in a big city ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.35.7ad1).,
228:Since the beginning of the world, the Word of God has dwelt in all the saints by grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.34).,
229:But the instruments of divine JUSTICE for punishing do act upon a soul which resists ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 26.1ad13).,
230:The free choice of an angel occupies a middle ground between that of God and that of man ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 24.3).,
231:Be therefore followers of God as most dear children, and walk in love" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Compendium of Theology 2.5).,
232:God has mercy because of what is from Him, whereas He punishes because of what is from us ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 28.3).,
233:God is immediately present, not only in the ethereal body, but also in the lowest things ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.68).,
234:More men follow the inclinations of their sentient nature than the order of reason ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.71.2ad3).,
235:The intellect does not grasp the object to which it gives assent in the act of believing ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.40).,
236:A mistake or SIN ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (peccatum) is contrary to virtue insofar as a virtue is productive of what is good; ,
237:Our Lord, undeterred by their taking offense, publicly taught the truth which they hated ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.42.2).,
238:Rather, we know God's nature through the ways of preeminence, causality, and negation ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.13.8ad2).,
239:The blood of Christ will cleanse our conscience from dead works to serve the living God" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Heb. 9:14).,
240:The soul is the form of the whole body in such fashion as to be also the form of each part ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 2.72),
241:When we pray, we direct our intention to God, which intention has the force of a cry ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.12.2ad1).
242:Christ came in order to bring us back from a state of oppression to a state of freedom ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.35.8ad1).,
243:Commercial enterprises are forbidden to clerics because they unsettle the mind too much ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.40.2).,
244:God's power and essence and will and intellect and wisdom and justice are all the same ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.25.5ad1).,
245:When we pray, we direct our intention to God, which intention has the force of a cry ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.12.2ad1).,
246:As He Himself says: "I have come that they may have life and may have it more abundantly" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (John 10:10).,
247:If they worked for honor, however, it would no longer be a virtue, but rather ambition ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.2.2ad1).,
248:In the state of future bliss, the human intellect will gaze on the Divine Truth in Itself ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.101.2).,
249:Prudence applies universal principles to the particular conclusions of practical matters ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.47.6).,
250:The Lord's Prayer should be said to fight, not only venial sins, but also mortal sins ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.74.8ad6).,
251:A heretic who disbelieves one article of faith has neither living faith nor lifeless faith ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.5.3).,
252:All things, inasmuch as they participate in existence, must be subject to divine providence ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.22.2).,
253:Natural law is nothing else than the rational creature's participation of the eternal law ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.91.2).,
254:so too is the grace of MIRACLES necessary that people may be confirmed in their faith ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.178.1ad5).,
255:A person participating in the Word of God becomes god by participation ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 10, lect. 35).,
256:A SPIRITUAL sin involves more of a turning-away, which is the root character of sinfulness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.73.5).,
257:But first philosophy considers what is universally true of things ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Metaphysics 2, lect. 1).,
258:The unity or community of human nature, however, is not a thing, but only a consideration ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.39.4ad3).,
259:One becomes near to God through contemplation, devout affection, and humble but firm intention ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.96).,
260:The essence of vice is that it consists in failing to do what is in accordance with reason ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.135.1).,
261:There are three kinds of intellectual natures: human, angelic, and divine ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 1, lect. 1).,
262:All the commandments of the decalogue are directed to the love of God and of our neighbor ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.44.1ad3).,
263:For instance, that a white-man happens to be a builder is only an accidental cause of the house ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.14).,
264:Just as the government of a king is the best, so the government of a tyrant is the worst ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (De regno, ch. 4).,
265:It belongs to great pride that persons prefer their own opinion to divinely revealed truth ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On evil 8.1ad7).,
266:Man has a natural inclination toward knowing the truth about God and toward living in society ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.94.2).,
267:Some seek consolations through pleasures; the Lord says, "Blessed are those who mourn" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Mt 5).,
268:The natural law is nothing else than the rational creature's participation of the eternal law ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.91.2).,
269:To the extent we have died to sin, to that extent we are alive with grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Colossians, ch. 3).,
270:A lie is sinful not only because it injures one's neighbor, but also because of its deviance ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST. 2-2.110.3).,
271:and this last order is sustained by the order of the KING, by whom the whole kingdom is ordered ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.105.6).,
272:Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Mt 5:10).,
273:God alone could produce either a man from the slime of the earth, or a woman from the rib of man ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.92.4).,
274:If the emperor commands one thing and God another, you must disregard the former and obey God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.104.5).,
275:It is a consequence of free choice as found in a nature which is created and capable of failing ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 24.3ad2).,
276: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,
277:Say to the fainthearted. Take courage, and fear not. . . God himself will come and will save you" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Is. 35:4).,
278:The infinite could not be known actually, unless all its parts were counted, which is impossible ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.86.2).,
279:The intellect understands that the will wills, and the will wills the intellect to understand ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.82.4ad1).,
280:As often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1 Cor. 11:26).,
281:Better to illuminate than merely to shine; to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
282:Christ's soul was glorified from the instant of His conception by perfect fruition of the Godhead ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (St 3.54.2).,
283:Christ's very body can be called bread, since it is the mystical bread coming down from heaven ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.77.6ad1).,
284:God is constantly at work in the mind, endowing it with its natural light and giving it direction ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DT 1.1ad6).,
285:If a man shows pity for animals, he is all the more disposed to take pity on his fellow-men ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.102.6ad8).,
286:Sin takes away grace totally, but it does not take anything away from the essence of a thing ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (QDdA a. 14ad17).,
287:Something cannot be added to God by the action of anything, for His goodness is completely perfect ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.18).,
288:The natural reason of man is nothing other than the reflected gleam of divine clarity in the soul ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In Ps. 35).,
289:The Study of philosophy is not that we may know what men have thought, but what the truth of things is. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
290:This, then, is the function of death—the complete separation of body and soul ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Tertullian, On the Soul, 52.1).,
291:Charity makes us adhere to God for His own sake, uniting our minds to God by the emotion of love ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.17.6).,
292:Hold firmly that our faith is identical with the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church." ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
293: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,
294:Only a rational creature has the capacity for God because only it can know and love Him explicitly ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 22.2ad5),
295:The good of the universe is the reason why God wills each and every particular good in the universe ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.86).,
296:The moral virtues dispose one to the contemplative life by causing peace and cleanness of heart ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.180.2).,
297:Adultery is more grave than theft, since a man's wife is more dear to him than his possessions ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.73.5ad1).,
298:Christ was literally born during the night as a sign that He came to the shadows of our weakness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.83.2ad2).,
299:Quotations from a Friar, Theologian, Priest, Common Doctor, and Saint ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1225-74).
300:When I wish to conceive the notion of a stone, I must arrive at it by reasoning ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 1, lect. 1).,
301:Because a discipline is obtained through doctrine, you must first acquire doctrine ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Philippians 4).,
302:It is said of Divine Wisdom: "She reacheth from end to end mightily, and ordereth all things sweetly" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Wis. 8:1).,
303:Several actions are required for the perfection of Penance: contrition, confession, and satisfaction ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.90.1).,
304:The Eucharist is the sacrament of love and ecclesial unity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on 1 Cor. 11). twitter.com/Thewarning9/st…,
305:The knowledge which God has of Himself is infinitely above the knowledge which an angel has of Him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.56.3ad2).
306:Faith is more noble than science on the part of the object because its object is the First Truth ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.67.3ad1).,
307:If nature operates for an end, it is necessary that it be ordered by someone intelligent ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On Physics 2, lect. 12).,
308:The knowledge which God has of Himself is infinitely above the knowledge which an angel has of Him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.56.3ad2).,
309:When a thing acts contrary to its nature, that which is natural to it is corrupted little by little ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.34.5).,
310:2. Christ's body is miraculously contained therein and thus it is included under God's omnipotence ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.1.8ad6).,
311:Because of his infinite goodness, it is more proper to God to show mercy and to spare than to punish ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.21.2).,
312:The consecration of Christ's body belongs to the priest, so likewise does the dispensing belong to him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.82.3).,
313:The nature of a lie is based on formal falsehood, namely, that someone intends to say what is false ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.110.1).,
314:Who, then, are those brothers? Jerome says that men are called brothers in many ways ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on My 12, lect 4).,
315:And this is what he means when the Apostle says, 'the just man lives by faith' ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Galatians 3, lect. 4).,
316:As soon as a man falls into sin, charity, faith, and mercy do not free him from sin, without penance ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (St 3.84.5ad2).,
317:By inordinately using the body through lust, a man wrongs God Who is the Supreme Lord of our body ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.153.3ad2).,
318:If a man puts a drop of wine into a thousand measures of water, he is not mixing, but spoiling, the wine ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.35).,
319:or the Christian faith is resisted after it has been accepted ... and such is the unbelief of heretics ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.10.5),
320:A man can be secure from sin in the will, only when his intellect is secure from ignorance and from error ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.70).,
321:As the body is made glorious by participating in the soul, the soul is beatified by participating in God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.57.3).,
322:Boredom ... is sadness weighing you down, that is, your heart, so that you do not care to do anything ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 2.26.4ad6).,
323:But the highest philosophical science, namely metaphysics, can dispute with one who denies its principles ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.1.8).,
324:Everything "obeys money", for the multitude of fools who only know material goods that money can buy ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.2.1ad1).,
325:It is contrary to the nature of the will's own act that it should be subject to compulsion and violence ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.6.4).,
326:The human intellect is not able to reach a comprehension of the divine substance through its natural power ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.3).,
327:There are two reasons why one may question something: Some question because of disbelief, as did Zechariah ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Lk 1:18).,
328:To curse a creature, as such, reflects on God, and thus accidentally has the character of blasphemy ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.76.4ad1).,
329:A man must of necessity love himself, and it is impossible for a man to hate himself, properly speaking ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.29.4).,
330:Desire, sadness, and pleasure, and consequently all the other passions of the soul, result from love ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.28.6ad2).,
331:Fasting is directed to two things, the deletion of sin, and the raising of the mind to heavenly things ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.147.5).,
332:Under the appearance of wine there is the blood of Christ when one says: "This is the chalice of My blood" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.64).,
333:Faith is a kind of knowledge, inasmuch as the intellect is determined by faith to some knowable object ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.12.13ad3).,
334:If someone were to not believe God exists, he would be stupid: "The fool said in his heart: There is no God" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Ps 13:1).,
335:There is in all things a desire ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (appetitus) for the good, since the good is what all desire, as the philosophers teach.,
336:A rule of the few exists when the regime is dominated by those who abound in riches ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Politics 6, lect. 6).,
337:But the Eucharist is, as it were, the consummation of the spiritual life, and the end of all the sacraments ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.73.3).,
338:Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious." ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
339:Love is due to our neighbor in respect of what he holds from God, that is, in respect of nature and grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.34.3).,
340:St. Lawrence endured roasting on a gridiron to avoid sacrificing to idols ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Nichomachean Ethics 3, lect. 2),
341:To attain to God with the mind is a great blessing, but to comprehend Him is impossible ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 1, lect. 5).,
342:Among all human pursuits, the pursuit of wisdom is more perfect, more noble, more useful, and more full of joy ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.2).,
343:But PREDESTINATION is concerned only with that end which is possible for a rational creature: his eternal glory ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 6.1).,
344:Grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ, as through the Lord and Author of truth and grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 1).,
345:It is absolutely necessary to confess according to Catholic faith that the whole Christ is in this sacrament ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.76.1).,
346:Our Lord's works produce faith in the things that he says: "He confirmed the word through accompanying signs" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Mk 16:20).,
347:The fact that Christ died uttering a loud cry gave evidence of the divine power in Him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Compendium of Theology, ch. 216).,
348:The innocent man grieves only for the penalty, yet this pain is more intensified because of his innocence ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.46.6ad5).,
349:Whatever is wrought by divine power, which of itself is unfathomable due to its infinity, is truly a miracle ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.102).,
350:2) in the mystery of Christ's incarnation, according to Jn. 14:1, 'You believe in God, believe also in Me' ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.174.6).,
351:it is ordered toward confirming the faith, and it proceeds from God's omnipotence on which faith relies ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.178.1ad5).,
352:It is written ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Gal. 4:4): "When the fullness of the time was come, God sent His Son, made of a woman, made under the law.",
353:This is part of the infinite goodness of God, that He should allow evil to exist, and out of it produce good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.2.3ad1).
354:A work is rendered virtuous and praiseworthy and meritorious mainly insofar as it proceeds from the will ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.104.1ad3).,
355:The end is the cause of causes, because it is the cause of the causality in all causes ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On the Principles of Nature, c. 3).,
356:The least insight that one can obtain into sublime things is more desirable than the most certain knowledge of lower things. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
357:This is part of the infinite goodness of God, that He should allow evil to exist, and out of it produce good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.2.3ad1).,
358:Whatever belongs to others accidentally belongs to God essentially, such as, to be powerful, wise, and the like ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.6.3).,
359:Christ our pasch is sacrificed. Therefore let us feast ... with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1 Cor. 5:7-8).,
360:Everyone should have some role in governance, since the peaceful existence of a people is thereby maintained ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.105.1).,
361:Fraternal correction is likewise an act of charity, since through it we repel our brother's evil, namely, sin ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.33.1).,
362:NATURE designates that by which something is, whereas PERSON designates something as having subsistent being ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.35.1ad3).,
363:Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable and more full of joy.
   ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
364:Sin is remitted to us when God is at peace with us, and this peace consists in the love whereby God loves us ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.113.2).,
365:Some wish to avoid evil by oppressing those under them; the Lord says, "Blessed are the merciful" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Matthew 5).,
366:To see the very First Truth in Itself so transcends the capacity of human nature that it is proper to God alone ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.147).,
367:An evil prelate should not be honored because of who he is, but because of the one whose position he holds ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Quodlibet 8.4.2).,
368:Conscience is said to be divinely implanted in the way that all knowledge of truth in us is said to be from God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 17.1ad6).,
369:It is part of the nature of a man that he should exist in matter, and so there cannot be a man without matter ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.44.3ad2).,
370:Most of all He wanted to teach his disciples, who were destined to be the teachers of the entire world ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In 1 Jn. 6, lect. 1).,
371:Suffering as such is caused by an outward source, but insofar as one bears it willingly, it has an inward source ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.48.1).,
372:The common good of the state cannot flourish, unless the citizens be virtuous, at least those whose business it is to govern. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae 1a Q. 92 a.1 ad 3,
373:We know some things about God through faith which, because of their sublimity, demonstrative reason cannot attain ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.40).,
374:God himself is the proper and immediate cause of everything whatsoever, and in a way more intimate to each thing than it is to itself. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, De Veritate q.8 a.16 ad 12,
375:The death of a man or animal results from the separation of the soul, which completes the nature of animal or man ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.50.4).,
376:through whom all things are, He who leads men to glory, and who is the Author of human salvation suffered and died ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.34).,
377:Conscience is called the law of our understanding because it is a judgment of reason derived from the natural law ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 17.1ad1).,
378:The essential gravity of sins committed against one's neighbor must be weighed by the injury they inflict on him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.73.3).,
379:The grace of God is so great and His love for us is such that we cannot understand what He has done for us ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On the Creed, a. 4).
380:The soul offers herself in sacrifice to God as the beginning of her creation and as the end of her beatification ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.85.2).,
381:Those who do not believe that God has care of human affairs usually follow their own will in all things ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Job 22).,
382:We call Gabriel an Archangel, because he announced the Incarnation of the Word to the Virgin, for the belief of all ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.80).,
383:We do not come to God with bodily steps, but with those of the mind, the first of which is faith ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Jn 6, lect. 4).,
384:And so it was after supper, at the close of day, that He consecrated this sacrament and gave it to His disciples ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.83.2ad3).,
385:But He is not supremely lovable TO US in this way, because of our appetite's inclination towards visible goods ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.24.2ad2).,
386:The common spiritual good of the whole Church is contained substantially in the sacrament itself of the Eucharist ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.65.3ad1),
387:The grace of God is so great and His love for us is such that we cannot understand what He has done for us ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On the Creed, a. 4).,
388:The letter, even of the Gospel would kill, unless there exists the inward presence of the healing grace of faith ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.106.2).,
389:We do not pour forth our prayers as individuals, but with unanimous accord we declare, "Our Father" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Compendium Theologiae 2.5).,
390:For example, man, ass, stone agree in the one precise formality of being colored, which is the formal object of sight ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.1.3).,
391:In fact, such truths about God have been proved demonstratively by philosophers, guided by the light of natural reason ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.1).,
392:Man is sanctified by each of the sacraments, since sanctity means immunity from sin, which is the effect of grace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.63.3ad2).,
393:The common spiritual good of the whole Church is contained substantially in the sacrament itself of the Eucharist ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.65.3ad1).,
394:A heretic does not have the character of faith even if it is only one article of faith which he refuses to believe ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 14.10ad10).,
395:It can happen that those who act against a tyrant are unable to prevail and the provoked tyrant rages even more ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (De Regno, ch. 7).,
396:When a person considers that the Son of God, the Lord of death, willed to die, he no longer fears death ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Hebrews 2).,
397:God is in all things through His own essence because His substance is present to all things as the cause of their being ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.8.3).,
398:It is customary, when one is habituated to prosperity, that he becomes sadder when adversities come ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Mt. 2, lect. 4).,
399:To receive the Eucharist is good, and yet he that receives it "unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1 Cor. 11:29).,
400:But in God's court judgment is based on the person accusing himself, namely, on self-confession ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Matthew 12, lect. 2).,
401:But it is called COOPERATING grace inasmuch as it is the principle of meritorious works, which spring from free-will ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.111.2).,
402:Fourthly, our REVERENCE for Him is thereby increased, since we no longer deem Him an earthly man, but the God of heaven ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.57.6).,
403:Since every lie is a sin, avoidance of a lie, to whatever truth it may be contrary, may be the cause of martyrdom ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.124.5ad2).,
404:The cross to me is certain salvation. The cross is that which I ever adore. The cross of the Lord is with me. The cross is my refuge. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
405:Animal is not properly and per se divided by white and black, which lie completely outside of the definition of animal ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.95.4).,
406:Christ for His part drinks the wine even with Judas in the kingdom of God, but Judas himself repudiated this banquet ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.81.2.ad1).,
407:The unity or community of human nature, however, is not a thing, but only a consideration ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.39.4ad3). twitter.com/DalaiLama/stat…,
408:The vehemence of desire for sensible delight arises from the fact that operations of the senses are more perceptible ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.2.6ad2).,
409:Both of these are imperfect in man if he is compared to the perfect righteousness of the divine standard ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Job, lect. 4).,
410:Christ came to take away our ignorance, for "He came to enlighten them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.15.3sc).,
411:In things lacking awareness, this desire is called "natural desire". Thus, it is said that a stone desires to be downwards ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 2.47).,
412:Secrecy is sometimes a cause of sin, as when a man employs secrecy in order to commit a sin, as in the case of fraud ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.66.3ad1).,
413:The image of God is common to both sexes, since it stems from the mind, in which there is no distinction between sexes ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.93.6ad2).,
414:This is good because it bans something I disagree with ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (it would be bad if it was something I agreed with) twitter.com/disclosetv/sta…,
415:In everyone, there is naturally implanted something from which he can arrive at knowledge of the fact of God's existence ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 10.12ad1).,
416:Insofar as human law deviates from reason, it is called an unjust law, and has the nature not of law, but of violence ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.93.3ad3).,
417:It is the parents' duty to look after the salvation of their children, especially before they come to the use of reason ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.10.12).,
418:The activity of providence, whereby God works in things, does not exclude secondary causes, but is rather fulfilled by them ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.72).,
419:Those operations in man not subject to the will and reason are not properly called human but natural ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Ethics 1, lect. 1).,
420:Those who have only an unformed faith do not believe in his name because they do not work unto salvation ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Jn 1, lect. 6).,
421:We must aid our parents, love and revere them, according to their human nature, but hate their moral vices and what in them turns us away from God (Commentary on John 19). ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
422:When we say, "The Blessed Virgin is the Mother of God," this word "God" stands only for the incarnate Person of the Son ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.35.4ad3).,
423:All acts of virtue are prescribed by the natural law, since each one's reason naturally dictates to him to act virtuously ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.94.3).,
424:It is written ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Mich. 5:2): "And thou, Bethlehem, Ephrata... out of thee shall He come forth unto Me, that is to be the ruler in Israel.",
425:just as a good father of a family may give something precious to a sick servant, which he does not give to a healthy son ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.20.4ad2).,
426:The highest Truth is seen by all the blessed in various degrees ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.62.9). https://twitter.com/tylerwittman/status/1432744297154109440,
427:The powers of the soul may be said to be a medium between substance and accident, as being natural properties of the soul ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.77.1ad5),
428:To be able to see something of the loftiest realities, however thin and weak the sight may be, is a cause of the greatest joy ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.8).,
429:But Muslims and pagans accept neither one, so we must turn to natural reason, to which all men are forced to give their assent ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.2).,
430:If God had deprived the world of all those things which proved an occasion of sin, the universe would have been imperfect ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.92.1ad3).,
431:The powers of the soul may be said to be a medium between substance and accident, as being natural properties of the soul ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.77.1ad5).,
432:Truth is seen in itself, while God reveals it to us through the ministry of angels who 'see the face of the Father' ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Mt. 18:10)(ScG 4.1).,
433:Creation means that the composite is created so that it is brought into existence at the same time with all its principles ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.45.4ad2).,
434:God cannot make the number four greater than it is, because if it were greater it would no longer be four, but another number ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.25.6).,
435:It is according to his intelligence and reason, which are incorporeal, that man is said to be according to the image of God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.3.1ad2).,
436:Now our Lord knew both what he asked about, and what answer would be given, and thus he was not asking out of ignorance ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In Jn 18 lect 6).,
437:The efficient cause is the cause of that which is the end, for example, walking in order to be healthy ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On the Principles of Nature, c. 3),
438:The knowledge of faith does not bring rest to desire but rather sets it aflame, since every man desires to see what he believes ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.40),
439:As Augustine says, to attain to God with the mind is a great blessing, but to comprehend Him is impossible ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 1, lect. 5).,
440:God could make other things, or add something to the present creation, and then there would be an other and better universe ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.25.6ad3).,
441:Schismatics properly so called are those who willfully and intentionally separate themselves from the unity of the Church ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.39.1ad3).,
442:The knowledge of faith does not bring rest to desire but rather sets it aflame, since every man desires to see what he believes ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.40).,
443:But there are some truths which the natural reason also is able to reach. Such are that God exists, that He is one, and the like ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.15).,
444:Christ rose early when the day was beginning to dawn, to denote that by His Resurrection He brought us to the light of glory ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.52.2ad3).,
445:From the side of Christ sleeping on the Cross the Sacraments flowed—namely, blood and water—on which the Church was established ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.92.3).,
446:The head and members are as one mystic person, and so Christ's satisfaction belongs to all the faithful as being His members ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.48.2ad1).,
447:This is the reason for the divine Incarnation assigned by the Apostle: "Christ Jesus came into this world to save sinners" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1 Timothy 1:15).,
448:To take pleasure in another's evil belongs to hatred, which is contrary to the charity whereby we are bound to love all men. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.108.1).,
449: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." ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
450:FAITH and HOPE can exist indeed in a way without charity, but they do not have the perfect character of virtue without CHARITY ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.65.4).,
451:It is impossible to maintain friendship with an evil person without becoming somewhat like him in evil ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Nichomachean Ethics 9).,
452:The art of healing and the doctor are causes of health, but the art is prior and the doctor is posterior ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On the Principles of Nature, c. 5).,
453:The Church teaches, "Mary is truly 'Mother of God' since she is the mother of the eternal Son of God made man, who is God himself." ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (CCC 509),
454:The last degree of humility is "fear of God": to this is opposed "the habit of sinning," which implies contempt of God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.162.4ad4). /12,
455:We love irrational creatures out of charity, in as much as we wish them to endure, to give glory to God, and be useful to man ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.25.11).,
456:Circumcision signified "the passing away of the old generation" from the decrepitude of which we are freed by Christ's Passion ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.37.1ad1).,
457:Clerics should abstain not only from things that are evil in themselves, but even from those that have an appearance of evil ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.77.4ad3).,
458:Loving oneself for the sake of God as the object of supernatural happiness and the author of grace is an act of charity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On Evil, a. 4 ad 15).,
459:When there is a greater favor on the part of the giver, a greater act of thanksgiving is required on the part of the recipient ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.106.3).,
460:A fruit is something that proceeds from a source as from a seed or root ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.70.3). https://twitter.com/lazyraran/status/1382480995321004034,
461:Although lustful actions may accord with the nature of man as animal, they are not fitting to it as rational ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Colossians, ch. 3).,
462:And at times, the lover's complaint is unjustified, if for example he has nothing that makes him worthy to be loved ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In 9 Nic. Ethica lect. 1).,
463:After sin, the sacrament of penance is necessary for salvation, even as bodily medicine after man has contracted a dangerous disease ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.84.5).
464:Hence Valerius Maximus says of the ancient Romans that "they would rather be poor in a rich empire than rich in a poor empire" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.47.10ad2),
465:Mary, a proper name is taken to mean star of the sea or enlightener and lady; hence in Rev ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (12:1) she is described with the moon under her feet.,
466:Often when after falling into sin we strive to return to God, we experience further and more grievous attacks from the old enemy ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.44.1ad4).,
467:After sin, the sacrament of penance is necessary for salvation, even as bodily medicine after man has contracted a dangerous disease ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.84.5).,
468:A heretic with regard to one article has no faith in the other articles, but only a kind of opinion in accordance with his own will ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.5.3).,
469:All things, by desiring their own perfection, desire God Himself, inasmuch as the perfections of all things are so many similitudes of the divine being. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I.6.1 ad 2,
470:If there existed in our souls a perfect image of God, as the Son is the perfect image of the Father, our mind would know God at once ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.88.3).,
471:Saying the truth does not bully anyone into accepting it. Rather, anyone is free either to accept or not to accept, as he wills ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.60.6ad1).,
472:The sixth day before the Passover was the first day of the week, i.e., the Palm Sunday on which our Lord entered Jerusalem ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In John 12, lect. 1).,
473:Although it is possible to think of God without considering His goodness, it is impossible to think that God exists and is not good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 10.12ad9).,
474:Augustine says, addressing himself to the Virgin-Mother: "In conceiving thou wast all pure, in giving birth thou wast without pain" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.35.6sc).,
475:Faith is essentially and chiefly about God Who is the very truth, and secondarily about creatures in which God's truth is reflected ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.89.6).,
476:One who is sad does not easily console another person: "A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Prov. 10:1).,
477:The created intellect knows the Divine essence more or less perfectly in proportion as it receives a greater or lesser light of glory ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.12.7).,
478:Just as sacred doctrine is founded on the light of faith, so things in philosophy are founded on the light of natural reason ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On the Trinity, 2.3).,
479:Any truth about God investigated by human reasoning would only be reached by a few, after a long time, and with a mixture of many errors ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.1.1).,
480:By suffering out of love and obedience, Christ gave more to God than was required to compensate for the offense of the whole human race ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.48.2).,
481:By suffering out of love and obedience, Christ gave more to God than was required to compensate for the offense of the whole human race ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST.3.48.2).,
482:God and the angels have a ready free choice of the will, whereas man suffers difficulty in choosing because of uncertainty and hesitation ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 24.3).,
483:God at the same time gives being and produces that which receives being, so it does not follow that His action requires something already in existence. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, De Potentia Dei q. 3 a. 1 ad 17,
484:2) in His effects, when "the invisible things" of God . . . "are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Rm. 1:20)(ST 2-2.34.1).,
485:A heretic who disbelieves a single article of the Faith does not have either the habit of formed faith or the habit of unformed faith ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.5.3sc).,
486:Arrive at knowledge over small streamlets, and do not plunge immediately into the ocean, since progress must go from the easier to the more difficult. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
487:For then alone do we know God truly, when we believe that He is far above all that man can possibly think of God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra Gentiles, I, 5, par. 3,
488:The will moves the intellect and the other powers of the soul to the end: and in this respect an act of faith is "to believe in God" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.2.2ad4).,
489:Just as man understands God through visible creatures, so an angel understands God by understanding its own essence ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Romans 1, lect. 6).,
490:Since our father is related to us as principle, even as God is, it belongs properly to the father to receive honor from his children ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.26.9ad3).,
491:The different effects of the sacraments are like different medicines for sin and different shares in the efficacy of our Lord's passion ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 27.5ad12).,
492:Consolation should be forthcoming, as long as a remedy is hoped for, but when there is no hope, there is no consolation ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Mt. 2, lect. 4).,
493:Knowledge of conclusions requires two things: an understanding of principles, and reasoning, which draws the conclusions from the principles ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 14.6).,
494:Marriage signifies the union of Christ w/ his Church as the Apostle says: "This is a great mystery: I am speaking of Christ and his Church" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Eph 5:32).,
495:The consecration of this sacrament, and the acceptance of this sacrifice, and its fruits, proceed from the power of the cross of Christ ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.83.5ad3).,
496:The ultimate fulfillment of the human intellect is divine truth; other truths enrich the intellect by their order to divine truth [in ordine ad veritatem divinam]. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, ST II-IIae q180 a4 ad4,
497:Any truth about God investigated by human reasoning would only be reached by a few, and after a long time, and with a mixture of many errors ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.1.1).,
498:As the ancient Fathers were saved through faith in Christ's future coming, so are we saved through faith in Christ's past birth and Passion ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.61.4).,
499:Bestow upon me, O Lord my God, understanding to know thee, diligence to seek thee, wisdom to find thee, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace thee. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
500:Christ is all, and in all. For circumcision is obtained through Christ alone, and freedom comes from Christ alone ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Colossians 3, lect. 2).,
501:It is in the latter way that he withdraws some from the use of wine, that they may aim at perfection, even as from riches and the like ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.149.3ad3),
502:Nothing can be thought of which is more marvelous than this divine accomplishment: that the true God, the Son of God, should become true man ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.27).,
503: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,
504:A rational creature governs himself by his intellect and will, both of which need to be guided and perfected by God's intellect and will ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.103.5ad3).,
505:In Christ, there is a twofold nature: one which He received of the Father from eternity, the other which He received from His Mother in time ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.35.2).,
506:Since the Father and the Son mutually love one another, it necessarily follows that this mutual Love, the Holy Spirit, proceeds from both ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.37.1ad3).,
507:The justification of a sinner is a certain movement by which the human mind is moved by God from the state of sin to the state of justice ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.113.5).,
508:The old law not only had five loaves, that is, the five books of Moses, but also two fishes, that is, the Psalms and the prophets ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In 1 John 6, lect. 1).,
509:Whatever is desirable in whatsoever beatitude, whether true or false, pre-exists wholly and in a more eminent degree in the divine beatitude ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.26.4).,
510:Christ wished to be born, when the light of day begins to increase in length, to show that He came so men might ascend to the Divine Light ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.35.8ad3).,
511:Errors about creatures sometimes lead one astray from the truth of faith, in so far as the errors are inconsistent with a true knowledge of God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 2.3).,
512:Excess sadness is a disease of the mind, but mild sadness is the mark of a well-conditioned mind, according to the present state of life ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2 59.3ad3).,
513: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,
514:After Christ's death the Apostle expresses a desire to be dissolved and be with Christ: Hence, we are told: 'Fear not them that kill the body' ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Mt. 10:28).,
515: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, [T5],
516:If it were permissible for bad men to rob other people of their property, it would tend to the detriment of the truth of life and justice ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.43.8ad2).,
517:Prudence or political science is the servant of Wisdom, for it leads to wisdom, preparing the way for her, as the doorkeeper for the king ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.66.5ad1).,
518:Sometimes, when a man is already excited by violent passions, he is disturbed by mere trifles and behaves as though he were really angry ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In I DA lect. 2).,
519:The human mind existing in its nature is not a person, for it is not the whole which subsists, but a part of the subsistent; namely, of the man ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.26).,
520:A man is called virtuous by reason of a single perfect virtue, namely, prudence, upon which all the moral virtues depend ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Politics, lesson 3).,
521:And we cannot achieve this health except through the physician of our souls, Jesus Christ, 'who shall save His people from their sins' ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Mt. 1:21)(ScG 4.72).,
522:The notion of GOOD is that which calms the desire, while the notion of the BEAUTIFUL is that which calms the desire by being seen or known ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.27.1ad3).,
523:The slenderest knowledge that may be obtained of the highest things is more desirable than the most certain knowledge obtained of lesser things ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.5ad1).,
524:For instance, it is good to receive the Eucharist, and yet one who receives the Eucharist unworthily "eats and drinks a judgment unto himself" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1 Cor 11:29).,
525:Our intellect may be compared to a tablet on which nothing has been written, but that of an angel, to a painted tablet or to a mirror in which the intelligible characters of things shine forth. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
526:Regarding virtue, perfection consists in man not following the passions of the body, but moderating and controlling them in accordance with reason ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 2.79),
527:We do not pray to change God's plan; rather, we pray in order to procure what God has planned to be fulfilled through the prayers of the saints ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.83.2).
528:In a good life, prudence is like the eye, which directs a person; and courage is like the feet, which support and carry him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Colossians, ch. 3).,
529:In the discourse I am seeing questions about what acceptance we Catholics owe to actions of the Church ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (specifically pope/bishops in their official capacity).,
530:One more efficaciously calls upon Christ in quiet or in private: "In quietness and in trust shall be your strength" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Is 30:15)(Commentary on Jn. 11, lect. 5).,
531:Sin is said to take away some part of that good of nature, which is aptitude for grace, but sin never destroys completely the good of nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (QDdA a. 14ad17).,
532:The ostrich, which cannot fly but is always close to the ground, signifies those who fight for God and entangle themselves in secular business ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.206.1).,
533:They propose false dogmas about Christ by subtracting something from his divinity or humanity, yet "every spirit that denies Christ is not from God" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1Jn4:3).,
534:We do not pray to change God's plan; rather, we pray in order to procure what God has planned to be fulfilled through the prayers of the saints ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.83.2).,
535:Although in God there is no privation, still, according to the mode of our apprehension, He is known to us by way only of privation and remotion ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.11.3ad2),
536:As Augustine says, the principal error regarding divine things is the mistake of those who try transfer to them what they know of the corporeal world ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DT 6.2).,
537:But others question because of a desire to know, as the Blessed Virgin did when she said to the angel: "How shall this be, since I do not know man?" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Lk 1:34).,
538:In a unique way, when the devil tells a lie, he is speaking on his own: "I will go forth and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all prophets" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1 Kgs 22:22),
539:Just as it belongs to charity to love God, so it likewise belongs to charity to detest the sins through which the soul is separated from God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.113.5ad1).,
540:The reason why in his Church he made some apostles, some confessors, and others martyrs, is for the beauty and completion of the Church ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 6).,
541:Things are said to be distant from God by the unlikeness to Him in NATURE or GRACE. And God is also above all by the EXCELLENCE of His own nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.81ad1).,
542:But the second knowledge of glory only arrived when they became blessed by turning to the good. And this is properly called, "morning knowledge" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.62.1ad3).,
543:The life of grace unto which a man is regenerated, presupposes the life of the rational nature, in which man is capable of receiving instruction ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.71.1ad1).,
544:To do anything through ignorance or through passion takes away from the nature of injury, and to a certain extent calls for mercy and forgiveness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.47.2).,
545:A lower science is that according to which the mind considers temporal things, and is thus distinguished from wisdom, which refers to eternal things ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 10.7sc).,
546:It is impossible for the same thing to belong and not belong to the same subject at the same time and in the same respect ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Metaphysics 4, lect. 6).,
547:Since the knowledge of God is His substance, just as His substance is altogether immutable, so His knowledge likewise must be altogether invariable ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.14.15).,
548:Although the intellect is able to understand a creature without understanding God, it cannot understand a creature not being kept in existence by God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DP 5.2ad2).,
549:First, bc it contains Christ Himself substantially, whereas all other sacraments contain a kind of instrumental power, only a share of Christ's power ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.65.3).,
550:If a husband were permitted to abandon his wife, the society of husband and wife would not be an association of equals, but instead a kind of slavery ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.123).,
551:It is contrary to good morals for one man to have several wives, for the result of this is discord in domestic society, as is evident from experience ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.124).,
552:Since this intelligence is Divine being, it isn't perfected by an added perfection. It is perfect thru itself. So the Divine substance is truth itself ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.60).,
553:When we wish to enjoy Christ we should go to meet him, and not expect that he adapt himself to us; rather, we should adapt ourselves to him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In John 11, lect. 5).,
554:Christ had to suffer death, not only to give an example of holding death in contempt out of love of the truth, but also to wash away the sins of others ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.55).,
555:It is not because of God's insufficiency that He attributes powers of action to created things, but because of His most perfect fullness, which is sufficient for sharing with all beings. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, a. 10 as 16,
556:The fact that some happen to doubt about articles of faith is not due to the uncertain nature of the truths, but to the weakness of human intelligence ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.5ad1).,
557:The wealthy few wish to be set over the others on account of their excess of riches, and the many wish to prevail over the few ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Politics 3, lect. 6).,
558:Anselm desired to dry up the marrow of his body through the fullness of his devotion ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In Sent. 4.17.2.3). https://twitter.com/bubodeserti/status/1415263913852248067,
559:In this passage, however, word is better interpreted as meaning a relation, not only to the Father, but also to those things which are made by His power ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 4.5sc).,
560:The intellect of our soul is to those immaterial beings, which are by nature the most clear of all, as the eyes of owls are to the light of day ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In 2 Meta. lect. 1).,
561:The object or matter of generosity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (liberalitatis) is money and whatever has a money value ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.117.3).,
562:Evil cannot possibly be intended by anyone for its own sake, but it can be intended for the sake of avoiding another evil, or obtaining another good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.78.1ad2).,
563:God's creatures are perfect in their nature and order, and their perfection requires among other things that they be kept in existence by God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On God's Power 5.1ad1).,
564:Charity demands that a man should grieve for the offense committed against his friend, and that he should be anxious to make satisfaction to his friend ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (St 3.84.5ad2).,
565:It is indeed the tyrant who is seditious and who feeds discord and sedition among the people subject to him, so that he can more safely dominate them ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.42.2ad3).,
566:All things are divinely arranged in a proportionate way. This is why it is said in the Book of Wisdom ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (11:20) that God made all things, "in weight, number and measure.",
567:Christ's body was not brought down from heaven, as the heretic Valentine maintained, but was taken from the Virgin Mother, and formed from her purest blood ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.35.3).,
568:Just as someone who runs at two different times is said to run twice, so can He be said to be born twice who is born once from ETERNITY and once in TIME ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.35.2ad4).,
569:The light of glory, whereby God is seen, is in God perfectly and naturally; whereas in any creature, it is imperfectly and by likeness or participation ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.5.6ad2).,
570:There is a fullness of superabundant grace by which the Blessed Virgin excels all the saints because of the eminence and abundance of her merits ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 1).,
571:An Angel can illuminate the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision and by bringing within his reach some truth which the Angel himself contemplates. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
572: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
573:So we find the humility of the God-man praiseworthy in the extreme when He bore those abject things which He was called on to suffer for the salvation of men ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.55).,
574:The disciples were affected by a certain carnal love for the human nature of Christ, without yet being elevated to a spiritual love of his divinity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Jn 16),
575:Truth is not compatible with falsity, as neither is whiteness with blackness. But God is not only true, He is truth itself. So there can be no falsity in Him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.61).,
576:We give the adoration of "latria" to the image of Christ, Who is true God, not for the sake of the image, but for the sake of the thing whose image it is ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.25.3ad2).,
577:So it was more fitting for Christ to possess a knowledge acquired by discovery than by being taught, especially since He was given to be the Teacher of all ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.9.4ad1).,
578:Some sadness is praiseworthy, as Augustine proves, namely when it flows from holy love, as, for instance, when a man is saddened over his own or others' sins ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.46.6).,
579:But tyranny is more, not less, likely to occur in the rule of many than in the rule of one. So it is simply more expedient to live under the rule of one ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (De Regno, ch. 6).,
580:St. John Chrysostom is held in such esteem by the Greeks in his explanations that they admit no other where he expounded anything in Holy Scripture ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 1).,
581:It is appropriate to human nature that a man after coitus remain together with a woman, and not desert her right away to have such relations with another woman ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.122).,
582:Some virtues direct the active life of man and deal with actions rather than passions: for example, truth, justice, libera-lity, magnificence, prudence, and art ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.93).,
583:He from whom men are born spiritually reborn is God, but men are spiritually reborn through the Holy Spirit. . . . So the Holy Spirit is God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 3, lect. 5).,
584:God is the universal cause of the enlightening of souls, according to Jn. 1:9: "That was the true light which enlightens every man that cometh into this world" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.79.3).,
585:Here 'neath veils, my Saviour darkly I behold; To my thirsting spirit all thy light unfold; Face to face in heaven let me come to thee, And the blessed vision of thy glory see. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
586:I judged not myself to know anything among you but Jesus Christ and him crucified" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1 Cor 2:2). For in the Cross is the perfection of all law and the whole art of living well.,
587:This light which is in you is "little," because even though you recognize the eternity of the Christ, you do not believe in his death and resurrection ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 12).,
588:According to the statutes of the Church, which does not inflict death to the body, a pecuniary punishment is inflicted so that men may be deterred from sacrilege ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.99.4).,
589:Divine governance, whereby God works in things, does not exclude the working of secondary ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (finite) causes ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.71).,
590:Since human nature is known to us only as subject to these bodily frailties, if the Son of God had assumed human nature without them, he would not seem truly human ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.14.1).,
591:Where is this renewal taking place? It is taking place where the image of God is, and this is not in the sense faculties, but in the mind ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Colossians 3, lect. 2).,
592:In the Church and in every department of human life, whoever wishes to seem what he is not is a hypocrite: for he pretends to be just without being so in reality ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.111.2).,
593:That Christ died for us is so tremendous a fact that our intellect can scarcely grasp it, for in no way does it fall in the natural way of our understanding ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On the Creed, a. 4),
594:There are two states of life: one is hidden in which those conceived live in the womb; the other is open where one lives after birth outside the womb ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Job, ch. 3).,
595:The woman was not formed from the feet of the man as a servant, nor from the head as lording it over her husband, but from the side as a companion, as it says in Genesis ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (2:21).,
596:This is the good of each thing, namely, to participate in the likeness of God; for every other goodness is nothing other than a certain likeness of the first goodness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.96).,
597:St. Cyprian does not forbid married women to adorn themselves in order to please their husbands, lest the latter be afforded an occasion of sin with other women ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.169.2ad1).,
598:In rational creatures, in which we find a procession of the WORD in the intellect, and a procession of LOVE in the will, there exists an image of the uncreated Trinity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.93.6).,
599:It is reasonable to believe that she, who brought forth "the Only-Begotten of the Father full of grace and truth," received greater privileges of grace than all others ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.27.1).,
600:The Lord said against this error ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Dt 6:4): "Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 1, lect. 2).,
601:There is nothing to prevent a man, who cannot grasp a proof, accepting as a matter of faith, what in itself is capable of being scientifically known and demonstrated ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.2.2ad1).,
602:Creatures of themselves do not withdraw us from God, but lead us to Him; for "the invisible things of God are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Rm. 1:20).,
603:The angel who guards the mother guards the child while in the womb. But at its birth, when it becomes separate from the mother, an angel guardian is appointed to it ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.113.5ad3).,
604:The scars that remained in Christ's body belong neither to corruption nor defect, but to the greater increase of glory, inasmuch as they are the trophies of His power ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.54.4ad1),
605:In this mob, as in every other, some were dull and slow to understand, and others were more perceptive. Yet all of them failed to identify the voice ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 12, lect. 5).,
606:In material things we see first, and then we taste. But in spiritual things we taste first so that we can see, because no one knows who does not taste. And thus he says first taste, and then see. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, In Psalmos 33:9 (34:8),
607:Since philosophy arises out of wonder, it is clear that the philosopher is some kind of philo-myth, a lover of fables, which is proper to poets ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Metaphysics 1, lect. 3).,
608:The devil is said to rejoice most over the sin of lust because it involves the greatest attachment and it is only with difficulty that a man can be torn away from it ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.73.5ad2).,
609:The soul, since it is part of the human body, is not the whole human being: my soul is not me [anima autem cum sit pars corporis hominis, non est totus homo, et anima mea non est ego]. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Super I Cor. Cap 15 lec. 2 n. 924,
610:The ultimate felicity of man lies in speculation. So it clearly does not lie in the act of any moral virtue, nor of prudence or craft, though these are intellectual virtues ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.44),
611: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, Two Precepts of Charity (1273),
612:Just as the principal intention of human law is to create friendship of one man to another; so the chief intention of Divine law is to establish friendship of man to God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.99.2).,
613:Some sins do not end in carnal delight, but only in spiritual, and are then called spiritual sins; for example, pride, greed and spiritual apathy ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary 1 Corinthians 6, lect. 3).,
614:The cause moving to the Incarnation of the Word could be none other than the unmeasured love of God for man whose nature He wished to couple with Himself in unity of person ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.46).,
615:The intellect of an angel surpasses the human intellect much more than the intellect of the greatest philosopher surpasses the intellect of the most uncultivated simple person ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.3).
616:The relation between "life" and "to live" is . . . like that between "a race" and "to run," one of which signifies the act in the abstract, and the other in the concrete ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.54.1ad2).,
617:This marriage between Christ and His Church was begun In the womb of the Virgin, when God the Father united a human nature to his Son in a unity of person ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Jn. 2, lect 1).,
618:The intellect of an angel surpasses the human intellect much more than the intellect of the greatest philosopher surpasses the intellect of the most uncultivated simple person ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.3).,
619:The UNDERSTANDING of principles results from man's very nature, which is equally shared by all: whereas FAITH results from the gift of grace, which is not equally in all ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.5.4ad3).,
620:A man needs a supernatural light in order to penetrate further, so that he might have cognition of certain things that he is unable to have cognition of by the natural light ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.8.1).,
621:If a man is to be healed of sin his mind must necessarily cleave not only to God, but also to the mediator of God and men, Jesus Christ, in whom rests the remission of all sins ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.72).,
622:The angel who guards the mother guards the child while in the womb. But at its birth, when it becomes separate from the mother, an angel guardian is appointed to the child ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.113.5ad3).,
623:The Church is called the threshing floor; the wheat is the faithful, who will be gathered together by the angels: "Ask the lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Lk 10:2).,
624:There are seven articles concerning the divine nature. Similarly, seven articles are posited concerning Christ's human nature . . . so that in all there are fourteen articles ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.1.8).,
625:Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you." ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
626:Every agent acts for an end. Now the end is the good desired and loved by each one. So it is evident that every agent, whatever it be, does every action from love of some kind ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.28.6).,
627:Grace was in Christ not merely as in an individual, but also as in the Head of the whole Church, to Whom all are united, as members to a head, who constitute one mystical person ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.19.4).,
628:Angels transcend every religion, every philosophy, every creed. In fact Angels have no religion as we know it... Their existence precedes every religious system that has ever existed on Earth. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
629:It would be contrary to natural justice if children were baptized against their parents' will, just as it would be if one having the use of reason were baptized against his will ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.68.10).,
630:Matrimony is specially ordained for the good of human offspring, but adultery is specially opposed to matrimony, by breaking the marriage faith which is due between spouses ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.154.8ad2).,
631:Vice is contrary to man's nature, in as much as he is a rational animal: and when a thing acts contrary to its nature, that which is natural to it is corrupted little by little ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.34.5).,
632:From the side of Christ hanging on the Cross, there flowed water and blood, the former of which belongs to Baptism, the latter to the Eucharist, which are the principal sacraments ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.62.5).,
633:If a man sin after receiving the grace of the New Testament, he deserves greater punishment, as being ungrateful for greater benefits, and as not using the help given to him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.106.2ad2).,
634:Nicodemus did not yet have true faith in the resurrection because he brought myrrh and aloes, thinking that the body of Christ would soon corrupt without them ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 19, lect. 6).,
635: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
636:The BEAUTIFUL and the GOOD are the same in a subject, since they are founded on the same reality, namely, the form, and it is for this reason that the GOOD is praised as BEAUTIFUL ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.5.4ad1).,
637:Whenever a name taken from any created perfection is attributed to God, it must be separated in its signification from all that belongs to that imperfect mode proper to creatures ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.14.1ad1).,
638:Accordingly, those who do not come to Christ because of the power they see in him, but because they eat his bread, are not serving Christ but their own stomachs, as we see from Philippians ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (3:19),
639:Christ came to destroy the works of the devil, not by acting powerfully, but rather by his and his members' suffering, so as to conquer the devil not by power but by righteousness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.41.1ad2).,
640:In this life no one can fulfill his longing, nor can any creature satisfy man's desire. Only God satisfies, he infinitely exceeds all other pleasures. That is why man can rest in nothing but God." ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
641:Christ came to destroy the works of the devil, not by acting powerfully, but rather by his and his members' suffering, so as to conquer the devil not by power, but by righteousness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.41.1ad2).,
642:Faith is said to surpass reason, not because there is no act of reason in faith, but because reasoning about faith cannot lead to the sight of those things which are matters of faith ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 14.2ad9).,
643:The Magi are the "first-fruits of the Gentiles" that believed in Christ because their faith was a presage of the faith and devotion of the nations who were to come to Christ from afar ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.36.8).,
644:Faith adheres to all the articles of faith by reason of one medium: the First Truth proposed to us in Scriptures, according to the teaching of the Church who well understands them ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.5.3.ad2).,
645:Some suffer a very burdensome amount of sorrow from adversity, but they are not led astray by it because of the good disposition of their reason. This is due to patience ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Job, ch. 4).,
646:There are two spirits: the old and the new. The old spirit is the spirit of slavery; the new is the spirit of love. The first produces slaves; the second, children by adoption ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In Jn. 13, lect. 7).,
647:Through wisdom we arrive at the kingdom of immortality, for ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Wis. 6:21) "the desire of wisdom leads to the everlasting kingdom" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.2).,
648:God's power and essence are infinite, and He is a universal cause of all things; and so He touches all things by His power, and He exists not just in more than one place, but everywhere ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.52.2).,
649:He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
650:If we could speak of God only in the very terms themselves of Scripture, it would follow that no one could speak about God in any but the original language of the Old or New Testament ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.29.3ad1).,
651:It is customary, even in Sacred Scripture, to say that God hardens someone or blinds someone in the sense that God does not bestow the grace on him by which he may be softened and see ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On Job ch. 7).,
652:Many are unable to make progress in the study of science, either through dullness of mind, or through having a number of occupations, and temporal needs, or even through laziness in learning, ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, 2-2.2.4,
653:It is appropriate to human nature that a man after coitus remain together with a woman, and not ditch her right away to have such relations with another woman, as happens with fornicators ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.122).,
654:Just as all men naturally desire to know the truth, so there is inherent in men a natural desire to avoid errors, and refute them when they are able to do so. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, De Unitate Intellectus Contra Averroistas,
655:Just as every created being of itself is empty and liable to fail unless it is supported by uncreated BEING, so all created truth is liable to fail unless it is regulated by uncreated TRUTH ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 14.8).,
656:The sinking of a ship is attributed to the sailor as the cause since he does not do what is required to save the ship. By contrast, God does not fail to do what is necessary for salvation ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.49.2).,
657:When Christ descended into hell He freed those who were detained there for the sin of our first parent, but left behind those who were being punished for their own sins ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Compendium of Theology 2.235).,
658:Charity signifies not only the love of God [amorem Dei], but also a certain friendship [amicitiam] with Him; which implies, besides love, a certain mutual return of love, together with mutual communion. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I.II q65 a5 resp,
659:Everything imperfect is a participation of what is perfect. Therefore even what falls short of the nature of an image, so far as it possesses any sort of likeness to God, participates in some degree the nature of an image. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, ST I.93.2.ad1,
660:If someone fails to be angry at the things he should, he does not grieve for them and so does not feel they are evil. This pertains to a lack of wisdom ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Nicomachean Ethics 4, lecture 13).,
661:Lest the Church be deprived on that day of the fruit of the Passion offered to us by this sacrament, the body of Christ consecrated the day before is reserved to be consumed on that day ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.83.2ad2).,
662:Matrimony as a sacrament of the Church is a union of one man to one woman to be held indivisibly, and this is included in the faithfulness by which the man and wife are bound to one another ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.78).,
663:The name 'Emmanuel,' meaning 'God with us,' refers to the cause of salvation, which is the union of the Divine and human natures in the Person of the Son of God, whereby 'God is with us' ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.37.2ad1).,
664:Under the appearances of bread, there is the body of Christ into which the substance of the bread is converted, as is clear from the words of the consecration when one says: "This is My body" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.64).,
665:Virtue arises from the desire for the immutable God, and so charity, which is the love of God, is called the root of the virtues, according to Eph. 3:17: "Rooted and founded in charity" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.84.1ad1).,
666:Many are unable to make progress in the study of science, either through dullness of mind, or through having a number of occupations, and temporal needs, or even through laziness in learning ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.2.4).,
667:The monk St. Jerome was rebuked by envious tongues for preferring the study of Holy Scripture to manual labour. His example may profitably be followed by religious ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (An Apology for Religious Orders ch. 4).,
668:To suffer as a Christian is not only to suffer in confession of the faith, which is done by words, but also to suffer for doing any good work, or for avoiding any sin, for Christ's sake ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.124.5ad1).,
669:The role of the wise man is to meditate on the truth, especially the truth regarding the first principle, and to discuss it with others, but also to fight against the falsity that is its contrary ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.1).,
670:Whosoever suffers for justice's sake, provided that he be in a state of grace, merits his salvation thereby, according to Mt. 5:10: "Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice's sake" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.48.1).,
671:God is brought into the presence of our affections through faith, since the believer assents to God voluntarily, according to what is said in Ephesians ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (3:17): "that Christ may dwell by faith in our hearts.",
672:On days upon which many of God's benefits have to be recalled or requested, several masses are celebrated on one day, as for example, one for the feast, and another for a fast or for the dead ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.83.2ad2).,
673:The fact that children and brute animals seek pleasures does not prove that all pleasures are evil, for there is in them from God a natural appetite moved by that which is congenial to them ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.34.1ad2).,
674:Creation does not mean the building up of a composite thing from pre-existing principles; but it means that the composite is created so that it is brought into being at the same time with all its principles. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I q. 45 a. 4 ad. 2),
675:Creation is not a change, but the very dependency of the created act of being upon the principle from which it is produced. And thus, creation is a kind of relation; so that nothing prevents its being in the creature as its subject. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, SCG II 18.2,
676:God fulfills in a fitting way the desire of a rational creature, depending on its nearness to Him. But one becomes near to Him through contemplation, devout affection, and humble but firm intention ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.96).,
677:The Word of the Father, which is a certain concept of His intellect, is the splendor and wisdom by which He knows Himself. That is why the Apostle calls the Son, the splendor of glory ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Hebrews 1).,
678:Paul says, when Christ who is our life appears, because he is the Author of our life, and because our life consists in knowing and loving him: "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Gal 2:20).,
679:Our Lord said ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Lk. 24:39) while addressing His disciples after the Resurrection: "A spirit hath not flesh and bones as you see Me to have" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.54.3sc).,
680:As the Father speaks Himself and every creature by His begotten Word, inasmuch as the Word "begotten" adequately represents the Father and every creature; so He loves Himself and every creature by the Holy Spirt.... ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I q 37 a 2 ad 3,
681:He came to heal the broken hearted: to afford a remedy to those that have their heart broken by Satan through sin, because beyond all other things sin lays prostrate human hearts ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Catena Aurea, Gospel of St. Luke).,
682:God is prior to the world by priority of duration. But the word "prior" signifies priority not of time, but of eternity. Or we may say that it signifies the eternity of imaginary time, and not of time really existing. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I q 46 a 1 ad 2,
683:Human justice imitates God's wisdom insofar as it can, for it puts to death those who are dangerous to others, while it allows time for repentance to those who sin without grievously harming others ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.64.2ad2).,
684:Sacred Scripture does not present divine things to us under sensible images so that our intellect may stop with them, but that it may rise from them to immaterial things ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On Boethius' De Trinitate, q. 6, a. 2 ad 1).,
685:The building up of the church by the conversion of faithful does not pertain to the perfection of Christ, whereby He is perfect in Himself, but inasmuch as it leads others to a share of His perfection ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.7.4ad3).,
686:Either miracles were performed, and then I have made my point. Or if not, then that is the greatest miracle of all, for the entire world was converted through twelve worthless fishermen ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Mt. 10, lect. 1).,
687:Mary and Joseph needed to be instructed concerning Christ's birth before He was born, because of their duty to show reverence to the child conceived in the uterus, and to serve Him even before He was born ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.36.2ad2).,
688:The common good of many is more divine than the good of an individual. So it is virtuous for a man to endanger even his own life, either for the spiritual or for the temporal common good of the republic ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.31.3ad2).,
689:The first author and mover of the universe is an intellect, so the ultimate end of the universe must be the good of an intellect. This good is truth. And so truth must be the ultimate end of the whole universe ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.1).,
690:According to his nature, man is rational. And thus when he acts according to reason, he is acting by his own proper motion and is acting of himself; and this is a characteristic of freedom ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on John 8, lect. 4).,
691:Marriage has yet another ultimate end, among believers, namely the sign of Christ and of the Church. And such a good of marriage is called, "sacrament" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Lombard's Sentences 4.33.1.1). https://t.co/Ap3x2cEYS6,
692:Friendship can be had only with rational creatures, who are able to return love and to share in the works of life, and for whom things may fare well or ill, according to the changes of fortune and happiness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.20.2ad3).,
693:Just as harvests are made white by the presence of the burning heat of the summer sun, so by the coming of the Sun of justice, i.e., Christ, his preaching, and power, men are made ready for salvation ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Jn. 4).,
694:In obedience to Our Lord's institution, the Church extends her charity to all, not only to friends, but also to foes who persecute her, according to Mt. 5:44: "Love your enemies; do good to them that hate you" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.11.4).,
695:There can be a proportion of the creature to God, insofar as it is related to Him as an effect to its cause, and as potentiality to its act; and in this way the created intellect can be proportioned to know God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.12.1ad4).,
696:At that time, when the whole world lived under one ruler, peace abounded on the earth. So it was a fitting time for the birth of Christ, for "He is our peace, who hath made both one," as it is written ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Eph. 2:14)(ST 3.35.8ad1).,
697:The knowledge of the saints is more excellent than the knowledge of the wayfarer, and yet faith is more properly said of the wayfarer's knowledge, because the word "faith" denotes an imperfection of knowledge ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.174.2ad3).,
698:Although human nature is not nobler than that of an angel, there has nevertheless been conferred upon a human person a grace greater than upon any angel, namely, upon the Blessed Virgin and upon Christ as man ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On Truth, 24.9ad2).,
699:The end of human law is temporal peace within the political community, and human law achieves this end by curbing exterior acts that involve evils capable of disturbing the peaceful state of the political community ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.98.1).,
700:To slander is to speak ill of an absent person in order to blacken his good name. Now it is a very grave matter to blacken a man's good name, because of all temporal things a man's good name seems the most precious ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.73.2).,
701:The Lord is with you" are the most praise-laden words that the Angel could have uttered; and, hence, he so profoundly reverenced the Blessed Virgin because she is the Mother of the Lord and Our Lady ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On the Angelic Salutation a. 1).,
702:The principle of the spiritual life, which is a life in accord with virtue, is the order to the last end, and if this order be corrupted, it cannot be repaired by any intrinsic principle, but by the power of God alone ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.88.1).,
703:The upbringing of a human child clearly requires, not only the mother's care for his nourishment, but much more the care of his father as guide and guardian, and under whom he progresses in both internal and external goods ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.154.2).,
704:We die for the reason that we are subject to death by a necessary law of nature, or in consequence of some violence done to us. But Christ did not die because of any necessity. He gave up His life by His power and His own will ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (CT 1.230).,
705:He cried out, saying, "Lazarus, come out." Christ called him by his proper name because such was the power of his voice that all the dead would have been awakened if he had not limited it to one by mentioning his name ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In John 11 lect. 6).,
706:If soul and body were not united in Christ, Christ was not a man. This goes against the Apostle's words ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1 Tim. 2:5): "The mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 4.37).,
707:The sacrifice of the New Law, the Eucharist, contains Christ Himself, the Author of our Sanctification: for He sanctified "the people by His own blood" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Heb. 13:12) ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.101.4ad2),
708:Christ of Himself instituted the sacraments whereby we obtain grace: Baptism, Eucharist, Orders of the ministers of the New Law, by the institution of the apostles and seventy-two disciples, Penance, and indissoluble Matrimony ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.108.2).,
709:The existence of God and other like truths about God, which can be known by natural reason, are not articles of faith, but are preambles to the articles; for faith presupposes natural knowledge, even as grace presupposes nature ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.2.2ad1).,
710:The sin of unbelief, which fundamentally severs a man from the unity of the Church, simply speaking, makes him to be utterly unfit for receiving this sacrament of the Eucharist because it is the sacrament of the Church's unity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.80.5ad2).,
711:If all things were demonstrable, then, since a thing is not demonstrated through itself but through something else, demonstrations would either be circular . . . or they would have to proceed to infinity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Metaphysics 4, lect. 6).,
712:The knowledge which God has of Himself is compared to the center of the circle, and the knowledge which the angel has of God is compared to the circle itself, which imitates the unity of its center but falls short of achieving it ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 8.15ad3).,
713:For it is necessary in every practical science to proceed in a composite (i.e. deductive) manner. On the contrary in speculative science, it is necessary to proceed in an analytical manner by breaking down the complex into elementary principles. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
714:The study of truth requires a considerable effort - which is why few are willing to undertake it out of love of knowledge - despite the fact that God has implanted a natural appetite for such knowledge in the minds of men. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles,
715:Hope is referred to as a helmet because, as a helmet is on the head, so the head of the moral virtues is the end, and hope is concerned with this end. So he states: "And take unto you the helmet of salvation" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Ephesians 6, lect. 4).,
716:There is this difference between Christ and other men: whereas other men are born subject to the restrictions of time, Christ, as Lord and Maker of all time, chose a time in which to be born, just as He chose a mother and a birthplace ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.35.8).,
717:Paul says, set your mind on things that are above, not on things on earth... He sets his mind on things that are above when he governs his life according to heavenly ideas, and judges all things by such ideas: 'The wisdom from above' ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (James 3:17). ,
718:There are five ways in which men are different. The first way is by sex, which Paul excludes when he says, there cannot be male and female, because men and women do not differ in mind, but in their physical sex ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Colossians 3, lect. 2).,
719:Again, it is self-evident that truth exists. For truth exists if anything at all is true, and if anyone denies that truth exists, he concedes that it is true that it does not exist, since if truth does not exist it is then true that it does not exist. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
720:The plurality of persons in God is an article of faith, and natural reason is unable to discuss and adequately understand it though we hope to understand it in heaven when we shall see God in his essence, and faith will be replaced by vision ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DP 9.5).,
721:As the certitude of scientia rests on first principles naturally known, so the principles of faith are known from a light divinely infused: "You are saved by grace, through faith; and this is not due to yourselves, for it is the gift of God" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Eph 2:8).,
722:Two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self, even to the contempt of God; the heavenly by the love of God, even to the contempt of self. The former glories in itself, the latter in the Lord ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Augustine, City of God 14.28)..,
723:Blessed are the clean of heart," says Christ, "for they shall see God" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Mt 5:8). They shall see Him here by imperfect contemplation, and hereafter by what is perfect ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Contra Retrahentes, ch. 6).,
724:Guardianship over the whole human race belongs to the order of Principalities or, perhaps better, to the order of Archangels, who are called 'angel princes'—thus Michael, whom we call an Archangel, is called one of the princes in Daniel 10:13 ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.113.3).,
725:The scars that remained in Christ's body belong neither to corruption nor defect, but to the greater increase of glory, inasmuch as they are the trophies of His power; and a special comeliness will appear in the places scarred by the wounds ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.54.4ad1).,
726:fifthly, of those who are united to Him in potentiality, which will never be reduced to act; such are those men existing in the world, who are not predestined, who, however, on their departure from this world, wholly cease to be members of Christ ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.8.3).,
727:The Blessed Virgin is said to have merited to bear the Lord of all, not because she merited God to be incarnate, but because she merited, from the grace given to her, that grade of purity and holiness, which suited her to be the Mother of God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.2.11ad3).,
728:Because the Son receives from the Father that the Holy Spirit proceeds from Him, it can be said that the Father spirates the Holy Spirit through the Son, or that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father through the Son, which has the same meaning ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.36.3).,
729:If foreigners were allowed to meddle with the affairs of a nation as soon as they arrived, many dangers might occur, since the foreigners not yet having the common good firmly at heart might strive for certain goals in opposition to the people ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.105.3).,
730:What you have spoken in the ear and in closets, that is, whatsoever in whispers you have poured into one another's ears, shall be proclaimed on the housetops, that is, was as audible to me as if it had been cried aloud on the housetops ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Catena Aurea on Luke).,
731:Although the intellect is able to understand a creature without understanding God, it cannot understand a creature not being kept in existence by God, since this involves a contradiction, as if one were to say that a creature is not created by God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DP 5.2ad2).,
732:A thing is contrary to JUSTICE when something one deserves is taken away from him. This is clear in human dealings when someone robs another. But, if out of GENEROSITY one gives what is not deserved, this is not contrary to justice, but beyond it ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 13.1ad4).,
733:It is natural to all men to love each other. The mark of this is the fact that, by some natural prompting, a man comes to the aid of another in need, even a stranger. For example, he may call him back from a wrong road, or help him up from a fall. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.117).,
734:To know by itself is not enough, because 'Whoever knows what is right to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin' ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (James 4:17). And so we must act according to virtue ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Colossians 1:9-14). ,
735:Anyone who desires to be refreshed by the bread of the divine Word and by the body and blood of the Lord must pass from vices to virtues: "Our Passover, Christ, has been sacrificed, and so let us feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1 Cor 5:7).,
736:The disciples were amazed at the extraordinary gentleness and humility of Christ: for the Lord of the world stooped to speak with a poor woman, and for a long time, giving us an example of humility: 'Be friendly to the poor' ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Sir 4:7)(Commentary on Jn. 4 lect. 3).,
737:We worship God by external sacrifices and gifts, not for His own profit, but for that of ourselves and our neighbor. For He needs not our sacrifices, but wishes them to be offered to Him, in order to arouse our devotion and to profit our neighbor ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.30.4ad1).,
738:No words can express what is of Christ: "Glorify the Lord as much as you ever can, for he will yet far exceed, and his magnificence is wonderful. Blessing the Lord, exalt him as much as you can, for he is above all praise" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Sir. 43:30)(Commentary on Hebrews 5, lect. 2).,
739:We see that some things lacking cognition, namely, natural bodies, act for the sake of an end. This is apparent in that they always or very frequently act in the same way in order to bring about what is best, and from this it is clear that it is not by chance ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.2.3).,
740:Even as civil authority has the disposal of men in matters of life and death, and all that touches the end of its government, namely justice, so God has all things at his disposal to direct them to the end of his government, which end is his Goodness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (De Potentia 1.6ad4).,
741:The Holy Spirit is given in measure, not in respect to his ESSENCE or POWER, according to which he is infinite, but in respect to his GIFTS, which are given in a measured way: "Grace has been given to each of us according to measure" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Eph 4:7)(Commentary on John 3, lect. 6).,
742:Though diff't things are known and believed to be true by diff't people, certain things are true on which all men agree, such as the first principles of understanding, both speculative and practical, as an image of divine truth is reflected universally in all minds ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.47).,
743:Anyone who desires to be refreshed by the bread of the divine Word and by the body and blood of the Lord must pass from vices to virtues: "Our Passover, Christ, has been sacrificed, and so let us feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1 Cor 5:7)(In Jn 6 lect 1).,
744:CHRISTIANITY: Belief that one God created a universe 13.79 billion yrs old, 93 billion light yrs in diameter ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1 light yr = approx.6 trillion miles), consisting of over 200 billion galaxies,each containing ave.of 200 billion stars,only to have a personal relationship with you. Lol,
745:Marriage signifies the union of Christ w/ his Church as the Apostle says: "This is a great mystery: I am speaking of Christ and his Church" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Eph 5:32). And this marriage was begun In the womb of the Virgin, when God the Father united a human nature to his Son in a unity of person,
746:Our Lord wants us to become sharers of his joy by our observing his commandments. He says, that my joy, the joy I take in my divinity and that of my Father, may be in you. This is nothing else than eternal life, which as Augustine says, is joy in the truth ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Jn. 15).,
747:The priest closes his fingers, the thumb and first finger, after the consecration bc w/ them he had touched the consecrated body of Christ, so that, if any particle cling to the fingers, it may not be scattered: and this belongs to the reverence for this sacrament ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.83.5ad5).,
748:There is in man a tendency to good, acc to the nature of his reason, which nature is proper to him, thus man has a natural tendency to know the truth about God and to live in society. In this respect, whatever pertains to this inclination belongs to the natural law ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.94.2).,
749:We should note that this word "amen" is a Hebrew word frequently employed by Christ. So out of reverence for him no Greek or Latin translator wished to translate it. Sometimes it means the same as "true" or "truly" and sometimes the same as "so be it" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Jn 3 lect 1).,
750:For just as the first general precepts of the law of nature are self-evident to one in possession of natural reason, and have no need of promulgation, so also that of believing in God is primary and self-evident to one who has faith: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
751:It is a great gift to suffer for Christ, as it says in James ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1:2): "Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces patience" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Mt. 10, lect.2 ).,
752:Since this name "God" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Deus), is apparently derived from the Greek name Theos, which comes from theasthai, meaning to see or to consider, the very name of God makes it clear that He is intelligent and consequently that He wills ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (CT 1.35).,
753:The Lord sent the Apostles ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Mk. 6:9) shod with sandals. These have soles underneath, which signifies the raising of the mind from earthly concerns. And they are open above, which signifies an eagerness for divine wisdom ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Ephesians 6, lect. 4).,
754:Christ said to Peter before His ascension: "Feed My sheep" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (John 21:17); and before His passion: "You being once converted confirm your brethren" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Luke 22:32); and to him alone did He promise: "I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Mat. 16:19).,
755:Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of Saint Thomas Aquinas, an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove

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1:The things we love ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
2:Veritas filia temporis ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
3:Love follows knowledge. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
4:Dios es la primera causa ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
5:Hominem unius libri timeo ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
6:But a dauntless faith believes ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
7:Every cell in us worships God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
8:Faith is God's work within us. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
9:The soul is known by it's acts. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
10:Beware of the person of one book ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
11:Beware the man of a single book. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
12:Beware of the person of one book. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
13:Beware the man of a single book. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
14:Give, expecting nothing there of. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
15:Não olheis de onde vem a verdade. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
16:Unbelief is the greatest of sins. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
17:Dios es el más noble de los seres. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
18:Wonder is the desire of knowledge. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
19:In the end, we know God as unknown. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
20:There is no leisure about politics. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
21:God answered the prayers of animals. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
22:To love is to will the good of another. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
23:it remains for us to treat of His image, ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
24:nothing can be known, save what is true; ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
25:Art is right reason in the doing of work. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
26:Charity is love; not all love is charity. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
27:Christ was either liar, lunatic, or Lord! ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
28:Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
29:The happy man in this life needs friends. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
30:To love is to will the good of the other. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
31:Better to illuminate than merely to shine. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
32:Don't ask who said it? Ask what they said. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
33:You change people by delight, by pleasure. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
34:Humility is the mark of a genuine disciple. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
35:Humility is the mark of a genuine disciple. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
36:Justice is in subjects as well as in rulers. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
37:Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
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38:The things that we love tell us what we are. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
39:Well-ordered self-love is right and natural. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
40:No man truly has joy unless he lives in love. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
41:What does it take to become a saint? Will it. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
42:Faith does not quench desire, but inflames it. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
43:Grace does not destroy nature, it perfects it. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
44:Reason in man is rather like God in the world. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
45:The soul is perfected by knowledge and virtue. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
46:God is never angry for His sake, only for ours. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
47:Rarely affirm, seldom deny, always distinguish. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
48:The things that we love tell us what we are.
   ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
49:Rarely affirm, seldom deny, always distinguish. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
50:The light of faith makes us see what we believe. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
51:The Angel's bread is made the Bread of man today. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
52:Friendship makes you feel as one with your friend. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
53:It is only God who creates. Man merely rearranges. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
54:There can be no joy in living without joy in work. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
55:To love God is something greater than to know Him. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
56:The greatness of the human being consists in this: ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
57:A man's heart is right when he wills what God wills. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
58:Anything done against faith or conscience is sinful. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
59:What does it take to become a saint? Will it. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, [T5],
60:Anything done against faith or conscience is sinful. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
61:If you want to be saved look the face of your Christ. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
62:God destines us for an end beyond the grasp of reason. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
63:To live well is to work well, to show a good activity. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
64:When fear is excessive it can make many a man despair. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
65:A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
66:A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
67:If you want to be saved look at the face of your Christ. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
68:In a false person, sacraments do not produce any effect. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
69:He who is dying of hunger must be fed rather than taught. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
70:Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
71:Theology is taught by God, teaches God, and leads to God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
72:To virginity is awarded the tribute of the highest beauty ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
73:We can open our hearts to God, but only with Divine help. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
74:Any error about creation also leads to an error about God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
75:Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
76:Charity brings to life again those who are spiritually dead. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
77:In this being may our treatise find its end and fulfillment. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
78:Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
79:All my words are but chaff next to the faith of a simple man. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
80:A man does not always choose what his guardian angel intends. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
81:God's precepts are light to the loving, heavy to the fearful. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
82:All my words are but chaff next to the faith of a simple man. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
83:A man does not always choose what his guardian angel intends. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
84:Grace renders us like God and a partaker of the divine nature. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
85:There is within every soul a thirst for happiness and meaning. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
86:The times are never so bad that a good man cannot live in them ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
87:Charity is the form, mover, mother and root of all the virtues. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
88:If you want to be saved look at the face of your Christ. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, [T5],
89:To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
90:Concerning perfect blessedness which consists in a vision of God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
91:Faith will tell us Christ is present, When our human senses fail. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
92:One cannot use an evil action with reference to a good intention. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
93:Venial sin becomes mortal sin when one approves it as an end. . . ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
94:Sin is a spiritual illness; thus sinners are in need of salvation. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
95:Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
96:The truth of the Christian faith surpasses the capacity of reason. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
97:Good can exist without evil whereas evil cannot exist without good. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
98:Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
99:There is nothing in your mind which wasn't experienced before hand. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
100:Angels need an assumed body, not for themselves, but on our account. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
101:By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
102:Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
103:True peace consists in not separating ourselves from the will of God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
104:We should love others truly, for their own sakes rather than our own. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
105:There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
106:He who achieves power by violence does not truly become lord or master. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
107:justice without mercy is cruelty; mercy without justice is dissolution. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
108:Nothing which implies contradiction falls under the omnipotence of God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
109:Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
110:To love is to will the good of the other. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
111:We should eliminate sin if we wish to eliminate the scourge of tyrants. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
112:Characteristics which define beauty are wholeness, harmony and radiance. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
113:Dios está por encima de cualquier cosa que podamos decir o pensar en Él. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
114:Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of good wine. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
115:Characteristics which define beauty are wholeness, harmony and radiance. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
116:It must be said that charity can, in no way, exist along with mortal sin. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
117:The proper effect of the Eucharist is the transformation of man into God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
118:Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
119:Miracles are signs not to them that believe, but to them that believe not. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
120:Now in matters of action the reason directs all things in view of the end: ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
121:Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
122:Whenever God wakes in us, our thinking becomes clear - nothing is missing. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
123:Baptism is the door of the spiritual life and the gateway to the sacraments. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
124:The truth can be perceived only through thinking, as is proven by Augustine. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
125:All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
126:Charity, by which God and neighbor are loved, is the most perfect friendship. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
127:deliberation we may hesitate; but a deliberated act must be performed swiftly ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
128:Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
129:I cannot understand how anyone conscious of mortal sin can laugh or be merry. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
130:Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
131:Without sanctifying grace it is not possible to refrain long from mortal sin. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
132:All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has its origin in the Spirit. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
133:There must be must be a first mover existing above all – and this we call God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
134:Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which set bounds to the passions ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
135:The celebration of Holy Mass is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the cross. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
136:If you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
137:Not everyone who is enlightened by an angel knows that he is enlightened by him. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
138:Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which sets bounds to the passions ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
139:As the saints will rejoice in all goods, so will the damned grieve for all goods. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
140:Every truth without exception- and whoever may utter it- is from the Holy Spirit. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
141:In deliberation we may hesitate; but a deliberated act must be performed swiftly. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
142:The celestial bodies are the cause of all that takes place in the sublunar world. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
143:It is not possible to be ignorant of the end of things if we know their beginning. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
144:It is unlawful to add anything to the words of Holy Scripture regarding the sense. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
145:Love is a binding force, by which another is joined to me and cherished by myself. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
146:To disparage the dictate of reason is equivalent to contemning the command of God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
147:He who does not embrace the teaching of the Church does not have the habit of faith. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
148:The human mind may perceive truth only through thinking, as is clear from Augustine. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
149:An angel can illume the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
150:Locus ab auctoritate est infirmissimus. [The argument from authority is the weakest.] ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
151:Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution; justice without mercy is cruelty. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
152:to make peace either in oneself or among others, shows a man to be a follower of God, ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
153:Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
154:It would be superfluous to receive by faith, things that can be known by natural reason ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
155:Not everyone who is enlightened by an angel knows that he is enlightened by him. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, [T5],
156:«el conocimiento de Dios se implanta naturalmente en todos». Por lo tanto, la existencia ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
157:Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
158:In deliberation we may hesitate; but a deliberated act must be performed swiftly. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, [T5],
159:It would seem that zeal is not an effect of love. For zeal is a beginning of contention. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
160:Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily equivalent to distinctions in reality. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
161:Eternity is called whole, not because it has parts, but because it is lacking in nothing. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
162:Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
163:Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
164:Yet no-one can say that God has not a Word, for it would follow that God is most foolish. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
165:Whatever is received into something is received according to the condition of the receiver ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
166:A scrap of knowledge about sublime things is worth more than any amount about trivialities. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
167:It is better to illuminate than merely to shine.
Maius est illuminare quam lucere solum. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
168:Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
169:A scrap of knowledge about sublime things is worth more than any amount about trivialities. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
170:Devotion is a certain act of the will by which man gives himself promptly to divine service. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
171:If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
172:Practical sciences proceed by building up; theoretical science by resolving into components. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
173:The greatest kindness one can render to any man consists in leading him from error to truth. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
174:A song is the exultation of the mind dwelling on eternal things, bursting forth in the voice. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
175:How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
176:Practical sciences proceed by building up; theoretical science by resolving into components. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
177:To teach in order to lead others to faith is the task of every preacher and of each believer. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
178:He who is drawn to something desirable does not desire to have it as a thought but as a thing. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
179:How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
180:Nothing created has ever been able to fill the heart of man. God alone can fill it infinitely. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
181:For those with faith, no evidence is necessary; for those without it, no evidence will suffice. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
182:Hence it is predicated chiefly of the virtuous; then of the pleasant; and lastly of the useful. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
183:He who is drawn to something desirable does not desire to have it as a thought but as a thing. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
184:It is a sin to regard the fact that God cannot do the impossible as a limitation on his powers. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
185:Mistakes are made on two counts: an argument is either based on error or incorrectly developed. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
186:For those with faith, no evidence is necessary; for those without it, no evidence will suffice. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
187:The soul is like an uninhabited world that comes to life only when God lays His head against us. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
188:To scorn the dictate of reason is to scorn the commandment of God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
189:God should not be called an individual substance, since the principle of individuation is matter. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
190:Whatever a man has in superabundance is owed, of natural right, to the poor for their sustenance. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
191:If you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because he himself is the way. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
192:So, to detract from the perfection of creatures is to detract from the perfection of divine power. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
193:God has no need for our worship. It is we who need to show our gratitude for what we have received. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
194:If you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because he himself is the way. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
195:porque el hombre está dirigido a Dios, en cuanto a un fin que sobrepasa la comprensión de su razón: ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
196:The custom of the Church has very great authority and ought to be jealously observed in all things. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
197:The splendor of a soul in grace is so seductive that it surpasses the beauty of all created things. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
198:This Blood that but one drop of has the power to win all the world forgiveness of its world of sin. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
199:For although the will cannot be inwardly moved by any creature, yet it can be moved inwardly by God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
200:The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
201:To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
202:Law has the power to compel: indeed, the ability to enforce is a condition of the ability to command. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
203:As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
204:Man cannot live without joy. That is why one deprived of spiritual joys goes over to carnal pleasures. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
205:There would not be a perfect likeness of God in the universe if all things were of one grade of being. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
206:The Study of philosophy is not that we may know what men have thought, but what the truth of things is. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
207:A thing is lovable according as it is good. But God is infinite good. Therefore He is infinitely lovable. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
208:If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
209:Man is closer to God according to his existence in grace than he is according to his existence in nature. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
210:The soul is like an uninhabited world
that comes to life only when
God lays His head
against us. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
211:Baptism is the door of the spiritual life and the gateway to the sacraments. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
212:Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
213:He that obstinately denieth the truth before men upon earth, wilfully refuseth his soul's health in heaven. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
214:I receive Thee ransom of my soul. For love of Thee have I studied and kept vigil toiled preached and taught. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
215:I receive Thee ransom of my soul. For love of Thee have I studied and kept vigil toiled preached and taught… ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
216:Now, nothing can be brought from potentiality to actual existence except through something actually existing ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
217:There being an imminent danger for the faith, prelates must be questioned, even publicly, by their subjects. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
218:Human beings are by their nature social and political, living in community even more than every other animal. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
219:Better to illuminate than merely to shine to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
220:He suddenly announced that he could not write any more since "All that I have written seems like straw to me." ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
221:Not everyone who is enlightened by an angel knows that he is enlightened by him. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
222:Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
223:Better to illuminate than merely to shine; to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
224: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,
225: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,
226:The highest perfection of human life consists in the mind of man being detached from care, for the sake of God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
227:The minister to whom confession is made is the delegate of Christ, Who is the Judge of the living and the dead. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
228:The Stone is one, the Medicine is one, to which we add nothing, only in the preparation removing superfluities. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
229:Better to illuminate than merely to shine; to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
230:In the realm of evil thoughts none induces to sin as much as do thoughts that concern the pleasure of the flesh. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
231:The Study of philosophy is not that we may know what men have thought, but what the truth of things is. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, #index,
232:Because we cannot know what God is, but only what He is not, we cannot consider how He is but only how He is not. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
233:Esto es parte de la bondad infinita de Dios, que Él debe permitir que el mal exista, y de él se produzca el bien. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
234:Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
235:our manner of knowing is so weak that no philosopher could perfectly investigate the nature of even one little fly. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
236:The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
237:An act of love always tends towards two things; to the good that one wills, and to the person for whom one wills it. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
238:knowledge depends on the mode of the knower; for what is known is in the knower according to the measure of his mode ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
239:The existence of a prime mover- nothing can move itself; there must be a first mover. The first mover is called God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
240:Believing is an act of the intellect assenting to the divine truth by command of the will moved by God through grace. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
241:But man is freer than all the animals, on account of his free-will, with which he is endowed above all other animals. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
242:It is necessary for the perfection of human society that there should be men who devote their lives to contemplation. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
243:Jesus Lord, kind Pelican, Cleanse my filth with Thy blood, One drop of which can save The whole world from all its sin ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
244:God himself would not permit evil in this world if good did not come of it for the benefit and harmony of the universe. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
245:Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
246:The Blessed Eucharist is the perfect Sacrament of the Lord's Passion, since It contains Christ Himself and his Passion. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
247:Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
248:One aspect of neighbourly love is that we must not merely will our neighbours good, but actually work to bring it about. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
249:Shepherds of the flock should . . . seek the good of their flock, and every ruler the good of the people subject to him. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
250:All men are equal in nature, and also in original sin. It is in the merits and demerits of their actions that they differ. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
251: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
252:Further, nothing, except sin, is contrary to an act of virtue. But war is contrary to peace. Therefore war is always a sin. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
253:Man has free choice, or otherwise counsels, exhortations, commands, prohibitions, rewards and punishments would be in vain. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
254:Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable, and more full of joy. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
255:Pray thee, spare, thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
256:When the devil is called the god of this world, it is not because he made it, but because we serve him with our worldliness. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
257:Far graver is it to corrupt the faith that is the life of the soul than to counterfeit the money that sustains temporal life. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
258:The least insight that one can obtain into sublime things is more desirable than the most certain knowledge of lower things. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
259:Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable and more full of joy.
   ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
260:The proper task of the Savior is that he is a savior; indeed, for this he came into the world: to seek and save what was lost. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
261:Do not wish to jump immediately from the streams to the sea, because one has to go through easier things to the more difficult. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
262:Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives compassion right out of our hearts. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
263:To pretend angels do not exist because they are invisible is to believe we never sleep because we don't see ourselves sleeping. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
264: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
265:I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it. I would hope to act with compassion without thinking of personal gain. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
266:If a man deliberately abstains from wine to such an extent that he does serious harm to his nature, he will not be free from blame. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
267:The blessed in the kingdom of heaven will see the punishments of the damned, in order that their bliss be more delightful for them. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
268:It is a sin directly against one's neighbour, since one man cannot over-abound in external riches, without another man lacking them. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
269:Likewise grace and glory are referred to the same genus, since grace is nothing other than a certain first beginning of glory in us. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
270:Man cannot live without joy. That is why one deprived of spiritual joys goes over to carnal pleasures. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
271:The science of mathematics treats its object as though it were something abstracted mentally, whereas it is not abstract in reality. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
272: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,
273:The Cross to me is certain salvation. The Cross is that which I ever adore. The Cross of the Lord is with me. The Cross is my refuge. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
274: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? ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
275:O how unspeakable is this Sacrament which sets our affections ablaze with charity. ... It is the fulfillment of Christ's Mystical Body. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
276:I cannot go on.... All that I have written seems to me like so much straw compared to what I have seen and what has been revealed to me. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
277:O saving Victim, opening wide The gate of heaven to man below, Our foes press on from every side, Thine aid supply, Thy strength bestow. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
278:The only-begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in His divinity, assumed our nature, so that He, made man, might make men gods. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
279:The servants of God...whether provoked by word or work, by keeping themselves tranquil and peaceful, evince a perfect nobleness of soul. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
280:It is absurd and a detestable shame, that we should suffer those traditions to be changed which we have received from the fathers of old. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
281:I answer that, Even, as in the blessed in heaven there will be most perfect charity, so in the damned there will be the most perfect hate. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
282:It [covetousness] is a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
283:The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; It signifies Love, It produces love. The Eucharist is the consummation of the whole spiritual life. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
284: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
285:Este mai de dorit minimul de cunoaștere a lucrurilor foarte importante decât cunoașterea socotită, foarte sigură a lucrurilor foarte mărunte. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
286:Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
287: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,
288: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
289:Pipes are not to be used for teaching, nor any artificial instruments, as the harp, or the like: but whatsoever will make the hearers good men. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
290:The slenderest knowledge that may be obtained of the highest things is more desirable than the most certain knowledge obtained of lesser things. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
291:Man should not consider his material possessions as his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
292:God is not related to creatures as though belonging to a different "genus," but as transcending every "genus," and as the principle of all "genera. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
293:Prostitution in the towns is like the cesspool in the palace; take away the cesspool and the palace will become an unclean and evil smelling-place. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
294:Honor is due to God and to persons of great excellence as a sign of attestation of excellence already existing; not that honor makes them excellent. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
295:Mary means Star of the sea, for as mariners are guided to port by the ocean star, so Christians attain to glory through Mary's maternal intercession. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
296:Arrive at knowledge over small streamlets, and do not plunge immediately into the ocean, since progress must go from the easier to the more difficult. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
297:For in order that man may do well, whether in the works of the active life, or in those of the contemplative life, he needs the fellowship of friends. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
298: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
299:While injustice is the worst of sins, despair is the most dangerous; because when you are in despair you care neither about yourself nor about others. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
300:Arrive at knowledge over small streamlets, and do not plunge immediately into the ocean, since progress must go from the easier to the more difficult. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
301:For then alone do we know God truly, when we believe that He is far above all that man can possibly think of God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra Gentiles, I, 5, par. 3,
302:Being born he have himself as our Companion, Eating with us he gave himself as Food, Dying He became our Ransom, Reigning he gives himself as our Reward ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
303:Hence it is written (Wis. 9:14): "The thoughts of mortal men are fearful, and our counsels uncertain." Thus man needs to be guarded by the angels. Reply ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
304: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,
305:Bestow upon me, O Lord my God, understanding to know thee, diligence to seek thee, wisdom to find thee, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace thee. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
306:Anyone who doesn’t need company is either greater than a man, and is a God, or lesser than a man, and is a beast.17 —Aristotle, as quoted by Saint Thomas Aquinas ~ Leonard Sweet,
307:Bestow upon me, O Lord my God, understanding to know thee, diligence to seek thee, wisdom to find thee, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace thee. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
308:saber que Dios existe de una manera general y confusa se implanta en nosotros por la naturaleza, en la medida en que Dios es la bienaventuranza del hombre. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
309:The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
310:Thus the sun which possesses light perfectly, can shine by itself; whereas the moon which has the nature of light imperfectly, sheds only a borrowed light. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
311: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,
312:First, I say that he draws near to those who make peace with him. For God is the One who brings about peace; and where else should peace dwell than in peace? ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
313: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, [T5],
314:Even theologians, even the great theologians of the thirteenth century, even Saint Thomas Aquinas himself did not trust to faith alone, or assume the existence of God. ~ Henry Adams,
315: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,
316: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
317:In Hebrew, His name is Jesus, in Greek, Soter, in Latin, Salvator; but men say Christus in Greek, Messias in Hebrew, Unctus in Latin, that is, King and Priest. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
318:Sloth is sluggishness of the mind which neglects to begin good...it is evil in its effect, if it so oppresses man as to draw him away entirely from good deeds. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
319:sin embargo, el conocimiento más delgado que se puede obtener de las cosas más altas es más deseable que el conocimiento más cierto obtenido de las cosas menores ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
320: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
321:Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
322:Just as it is better to illuminate than merely to shine, so to pass on what one has contemplated is better than merely to contemplate. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
323:Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists on playful words or deeds. Therefore it becomes a wise and virtuous man to have recourse to such things at times. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
324:We are like children, who stand in need of masters to enlighten us and direct us; God has provided for this, by appointing his angels to be our teachers and guides. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
325:By the divine providence [animals] are intended for man's use... Hence it is not wrong for man to make use of them, either by killing or in any other way whatsoever. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
326:Jerome says (Ep. ad Nepot. lii): "Shun, as you would the plague, a cleric who from being poor has become wealthy, or who, from being a nobody has become a celebrity. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
327:It has become the fashion to talk about Mysticism, even to pose as Mystics, and—need it be said?—those who talk the most on such subjects are those who know the least. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
328:An angel can illumine the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision and by bringing within his reach some truth which the angel himself contemplates. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
329:The same fire" (which he decides to be material) " torments the damned in hell and the just in purgatory...The least pain in purgatory exceeds the greatest in this life. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
330:An Angel can illuminate the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision and by bringing within his reach some truth which the Angel himself contemplates. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
331: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
332:See to whom Jesus is drawing near, three kinds of people: to those who make peace with him, to those who are devoted to God, and to those who are kind to their neighbors. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
333:An Angel can illuminate the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision and by bringing within his reach some truth which the Angel himself contemplates. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
334: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
335:To the Everlasting Father, And the Son who made us free And the Spirit, God proceeding From them Each eternally, Be salvation, honour, blessing, Might and endless majesty. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
336:Gods are called many by the error of some who worshipped many deities, thinking as they did the planets and other stars were gods, and also the separate parts of the world. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
337:«Puesto que Dios es el bien supremo, no permitiría que existiera ningún mal en sus obras, a menos que su omnipotencia y su bondad fueran capaces de sacar lo bueno del mal». ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
338: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
339:Wonder was the motive that led people to philosophy ... wonder is a kind of desire in knowledge. It is the cause of delight because it carries with it the hope of discovery. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
340:The Bread of angels has become the Bread of mankind; This heavenly Bread puts an end to all images; O wonderful reality! The poor, the slave, and the humble can eat the Lord. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
341:One will observe that all things are arranged according to their degrees of beauty and excellence, and that the nearer they are to God, the more beautiful and better they are. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
342:The fire of hell is called eternal, only because it never ends. Still, there is change in the pains of the lost... Hence in hell true eternity does not exist, but rather time. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
343:The soul, which is the first principle of life, is not a body, but the act of a body; just as heat, which is the principle of calefaction, is not a body, but an act of a body. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
344:We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
345:Here 'neath veils, my Saviour darkly I behold; To my thirsting spirit all thy light unfold; Face to face in heaven let me come to thee, And the blessed vision of thy glory see. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
346:If a thing can be done adequately by means of one, it is superfluous to do it by means of several; for we observe that nature does not employ two instruments [if] one suffices. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
347:In the old law, God was praised both with musical instruments, and human voices. But the church does not use musical instruments to praise God, lest she should seem to judaize. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
348:Here 'neath veils, my Saviour darkly I behold; To my thirsting spirit all thy light unfold; Face to face in heaven let me come to thee, And the blessed vision of thy glory see. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
349: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,
350:Beauty adds to goodness a relation to the cognitive faculty: so that "good" means that which simply pleases the appetite; while the "beautiful" is something pleasant to apprehend. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
351:It is not without reason that the Evangelist is careful to tell us the smallest details. For these two disciples signify two peoples, the Jews [by John] and the Gentiles [by Peter]. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
352:Obedience unites us so closely to God that it in a way transforms us into Him, so that we have no other will but His. If obedience is lacking, even prayer cannot be pleasing to God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
353:Affirmative precepts are distinguished from negative whenever one is not comprised in the other; thus, that of honoring parents does not comprise that of not killing, and vice versa. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
354:Down in adoration falling, Lo! the sacred Host we hail; Lo! o'er ancient forms departing, Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying, Where the feeble senses fail. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
355:There is, therefore, a more perfect intellectual life in the angels. In them the intellect does not proceed to self-knowledge from anything exterior, but knows itself through itself. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
356:Godhead here in hiding, whom I adore Masked by these bare shadows, shape and nothing more, See, Lord, at thy service low lies here a heart Lost, all lost in wonder at the God thou art ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
357:Thus Angels' Bread is made The Bread of man today: The Living Bread from Heaven With figures doth away: O wondrous gift indeed! The poor and lowly may Upon their Lord and Master feed. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
358:Unde omnis lex humanitus posita intantum habet de ratione legis, inquantum a lege naturae derivatur. Si vero in aliquo a lege naturali discordet, iam non erit lex sed legis corruptio. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
359:Obedience unites us so closely to God that it in a way transforms us into Him, so that we have no other will but His.
If obedience is lacking, even prayer cannot be pleasing to God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
360: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, Two Precepts of Charity (1273),
361:For creation is not a change, but that dependence of the created existence on the principle from which it is instituted, and thus is of the genus of relation; whence nothing prohibits it ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
362:I answer that, As Augustine says (De Moribus Eccl. vi), "the soul needs to follow something in order to give birth to virtue: this something is God: if we follow Him we shall live aright. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
363:Angels transcend every religion, every philosophy, every creed. In fact Angels have no religion as we know it... Their existence precedes every religious system that has ever existed on Earth. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
364:In The Prince he says that “a just war is a necessary war,” thus cutting through the Gordian knot formed by endless Medieval discussions of Just War from Saint Augustine to Saint Thomas Aquinas. ~ Martin van Creveld,
365:Angels transcend every religion, every philosophy, every creed. In fact Angels have no religion as we know it... Their existence precedes every religious system that has ever existed on Earth. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
366:Baptism is the Sacrament of Faith. Now, dead faith does not suffice for salvation .. .Therefore, the Sacrament of Baptism cannot give salvation to a man whose will ... expels the form of faith. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
367: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
368:Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
369: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
370:Love works in a circle, for the beloved moves the lover by stamping a likeness, and the lover then goes out to hold the beloved inreality. Who first was the beginning now becomes the end of motion. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
371:Anger and the like are attributed to God on account of a similitude of effect. Thus, because to punish is properly the act of an angry man, God's punishment is metaphorically spoken of as His anger. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
372:Sing, my tongue, the Saviour's glory, Of His Flesh, the mystery sing; Of the Blood, all price exceeding, Shed by our Immortal King, Destined, for the world's redemption, From a noble Womb to spring. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
373:It is necessary to posit something which is necessary of itself, and has no cause of its necessity outside of itself but is the cause of necessity in other things. And all people call this thing God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
374: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
375: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
376: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,
377:He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
378:We set forth our petitions before God, not in order to make known to Him our needs and desires, but rather so that we ourselves may realize that in these things it is necessary to turn to God for help. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
379:He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
380:Just as all men naturally desire to know the truth, so there is inherent in men a natural desire to avoid errors, and refute them when they are able to do so. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, De Unitate Intellectus Contra Averroistas,
381:The fire of hell is called eternal, only because it never ends. Still, there is change in the pains of the lost...Hence in hell true eternity does not exist, but rather time. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
382: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. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
383:Beauty adds to goodness a relation to the cognitive faculty: so that "good" means that which simply pleases the appetite; while the "beautiful" is something pleasant to apprehend. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
384:The human race was in need of salvation because of the perversity of sin. For when people who are ill are cured from their illness, they are called "saved." Therefore, the Lord says: "Your faith has saved you. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
385:It is not theft, properly speaking, to take secretly and use another's property in a case of extreme need: because that which he takes for the support of his life becomes his own property by reason of that need ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
386:We ought to cherish the body. Our body's substance is not from an evil principle, as the Manicheans imagine, but from God. And therefore, we ought to cherish the body by the friendship of love, by which we love God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
387:"The Jews should not be allowed to keep what they have obtained from others by usury; it were best that they were compelled to worked so that they could earn their living instead of doing nothing but becoming avaricious." ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
388:The study of truth requires a considerable effort - which is why few are willing to undertake it out of love of knowledge - despite the fact that God has implanted a natural appetite for such knowledge in the minds of men. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
389:Since faith rests upon infallible truth, and since the contrary of a truth can never be demonstrated, it is clear that the arguments brought against faith cannot be demonstrations, but are difficulties that can be answered. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
390:The meaning of what is said is according to the motive for saying it: because things are not subject to speech, but speech to things. Therefore we should take account of the motive of the lawgiver, rather than of his very words. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
391:If... the motion of the earth were circular, it would be violent and contrary to nature, and could not be eternal, since ... nothing violent is eternal .... It follows, therefore, that the earth is not moved with a circular motion. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
392:The rich do not act improperly if they before others take possession of property that was in the beginning common and share the property with others. But the rich sin if they indiscriminately prevent others from using the property. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
393:BEDE. (ubi sup.) Repent, therefore, and believe; that is, renounce dead works; for of what use is believing without good works? The merit of good works does not, however, bring to faith, but faith begins, that good works may follow. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
394:Man can sin against nature in two ways. First, when he sins against his specific rational nature, acting contrary to reason. In this sense, we can say that every sin is a sin against man's nature, because it is against man's right reason. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
395:The last end of every maker, as such, is himself, for what we make we use for our own sake; and if at any time a man make a thing for the sake of something else, it is referred to his own good, whether his use, his pleasure, or his virtue. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
396:Thus from the four preceding articles, the definition of law may be gathered; and it is nothing else than an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community, and promulgated. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
397:For it is necessary in every practical science to proceed in a composite (i.e. deductive) manner. On the contrary in speculative science, it is necessary to proceed in an analytical manner by breaking down the complex into elementary principles. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
398:We ought to cherish the body. Our body's substance is not from an evil principle, as the Manicheans imagine, but from God. And therefore, we ought to cherish the body by the friendship of love, by which we love God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
399: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,
400:For it is necessary in every practical science to proceed in a composite (i.e. deductive) manner. On the contrary in speculative science, it is necessary to proceed in an analytical manner by breaking down the complex into elementary principles. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
401:The study of truth requires a considerable effort - which is why few are willing to undertake it out of love of knowledge - despite the fact that God has implanted a natural appetite for such knowledge in the minds of men. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles,
402:Again, it is self-evident that truth exists. For truth exists if anything at all is true, and if anyone denies that truth exists, he concedes that it is true that it does not exist, since if truth does not exist it is then true that it does not exist. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
403:A man should remind himself that an object of faith is not scientifically demonstrable, lest presuming to demonstrate what is of faith, he should produce inconclusive reasons and offer occasion for unbelievers to scoff at a faith based on such ground. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
404:Again, it is self-evident that truth exists. For truth exists if anything at all is true, and if anyone denies that truth exists, he concedes that it is true that it does not exist, since if truth does not exist it is then true that it does not exist. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
405:Right faith is of necessity required for Baptism, since it is said: "the justice of God is by faith in Jesus Christ" (Romans 3:22) ... Therefore, Baptism without faith avails nothing and thus we must recall that without faith no one is acceptable to God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
406: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,
407:Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
408:If all the sins of the flesh are worthy of condemnation because by them man allows himself to be dominated by that which he has of the animal nature, much more deserving of condemnation are the sins against nature by which man degrades his own animal nature. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
409:The apostles and their successors are God's vicars in governing the Church which is built on faith and the sacraments of faith. Wherefore, just as they may not institute another Church, so neither may they deliver another faith, nor institute other sacraments. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
410:The image of God always abides in the soul, whether this image be obsolete and clouded over as to amount to almost nothing; or whether it be obscured or disfigured, as is the case with sinners; or whether it be clear and beautiful as is the case with the just. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
411:the intention of every man acting according to virtue is to follow the rule of reason, wherefore the intention of all the virtues is directed to the same end, so that all the virtues are connected together in the right reason of things to be done, viz. prudence, ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
412:To be united to God in unity of person was not fitting to human flesh, according to its natural endowments, since it was above his dignity; nevertheless, it was fitting that God, by reason of his infinite goodness, should unite it to himself for human salvation. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
413:Now it seems that everything in the world stems from sources other than God, since the products of nature have their source in nature; deliberate effects can be traced back to human reason or will as their source. There is no need then to assume that God exists. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
414:A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of Saint Thomas Aquinas, an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law. ~ Martin Luther,
415:The Philosopher, too, says of the wicked (Ethic. ix, 4) that "their soul is divided against itself . . . one part pulls this way, another that"; and afterwards he concludes, saying: "If wickedness makes a man so miserable, he should strain every nerve to avoid vice. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
416:To restore man, who had been laid low by sin, to the heights of divine glory, the Word of the eternal Father, though containing all things within His immensity, willed to become small. This He did not by putting aside His greatness but by taking to Himself our littleness. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
417:Baptism is not to be conferred on a man who is unwilling to give up his other sins, so neither should Baptism be given to one who is unwilling to renounce his unbelief. Nevertheless, each of them receives the Sacrament if it is conferred on him, although not unto salvation. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
418:Now the maximum in any genus is the cause of all in that genus; as fire, which is the maximum heat, is the cause of all hot things. Therefore there must also be something which is to all beings the cause of their being, goodness, and every other perfection; and this we call God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
419:PSEUDO-CHRYSOSTOM. But regard must be had to this, after what sort each man fills his seat; for not the seat makes the Priest, but the Priest the seat; the place does not consecrate the man, but the man the place. A wicked Priest derives guilt and not honour from his Priesthood. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
420:The fact that the evil ones, as long as they live, can be corrected from their errors does not prohibit that they may be justly executed, for the danger which threatens from their way of life is greater and more certain than the good which may be expected from their improvement. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
421:In the life of the body a man is sometimes sick, and unless he takes medicine, he will die. Even so in the spiritual life a man is sick on account of sin. For that reason he needs medicine so that he may be restored to health; and this grace is bestowed in the Sacrament of Penance. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
422:Every practical science is concerned with human operations; as moral science is concerned with human acts, and architecture with buildings. But sacred doctrine is chiefly concerned with God, whose handiwork is especially man. Therefore it is not a practical but a speculative science. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
423:For just as the first general precepts of the law of nature are self-evident to one in possession of natural reason, and have no need of promulgation, so also that of believing in God is primary and self-evident to one who has faith: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
424:For just as the first general precepts of the law of nature are self-evident to one in possession of natural reason, and have no need of promulgation, so also that of believing in God is primary and self-evident to one who has faith: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
425:The world tempts us either by attaching us to it in prosperity, or by filling us with fear of adversity. But faith overcomes this in that we believe in a life to come better than this one, and hence we despise the riches of this world and we are not terrified in the face of adversity. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
426:The image of God always abides in the soul, whether this image be obsolete and clouded over as to amount to almost nothing; or whether it be obscured or disfigured, as is the case with sinners; or whether it be clear and beautiful as is the case with the just. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
427:The third principle [way doing good to another may give pleasure] is the motive: for instance when a man is moved by one whom he loves, to do good to someone: for whatever we do or suffer for a friend is pleasant, because love is the principal cause of pleasure. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
428:To be united to God in unity of person was not fitting to human flesh, according to its natural endowments, since it was above his dignity; nevertheless, it was fitting that God, by reason of his infinite goodness, should unite it to himself for human salvation. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
429:If someone knows from experience that daily Communion increases fervor without lessening reverence, then let him go every day. But if someone finds that reverence is lessened and devotion not much increased, then let him sometimes abstain, so as to draw near afterwards with better dispositions. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
430:Causes of individuals presuppose causes of the species, which are not univocal yet not wholly equivocal either, since they are expressing themselves in their effects. We could call them analogical. In language too all universal terms presuppose the non-univocal analogical use of the term *being*. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
431:Even as in the blessed in heaven there will be most perfect charity, so in the damned there will be the most perfect hate. Wherefore as the saints will rejoice in all goods, so will the damned grieve for all goods. Consequently the sight of the happiness of the saints will give them very great pain. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
432:If anyone without the right faith receives Baptism outside the Church, he does not receive it unto salvation ... From the comparison of the Church to Paradise, we learn that men can receive her Baptism even outside her fold, but that out there no one can receive or keep the salvation of the blessed. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
433:The world of pure spirits stretches between the divine nature and the world of human beings; because divine wisdom has ordained that the higher should look after the lower, angels execute the divine plan for human salvation: they are our guardians, who free us when hindered and help to bring us home. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
434:As was said above, there does not fall under the scope of God's omnipotence anything that implies a contradiction. Now that the past should not have been implies a contradiction.... Whence, that the past should not have been, does not come under the scope of divine power. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
435:It seems that God does not exist; because if one of two contraries be infinite, the other would be altogether destroyed. But the word "God" means that He is infinite goodness. If, therefore, God existed, there would be no evil discoverable; but there is evil in the world. Therefore God does not exist. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
436:They also have at that critical point of death the opportunity to be converted to God through repentance. And if they are so obstinate that even at the point of death their heart does not draw back from malice, it is possible to make a quite probable judgment that they would never come away from evil. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
437:Just as in one man there is one soul and one body, yet many members; even so the Catholic Church is one body, having many members. The soul that quickens this body is the Holy Spirit; and therefore in the Creed after confessing our belief in the Holy Spirit, we are bid to believe in the Holy Catholic Church. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
438:Natural inclinations are present in things from God, who moves all things. So it is impossible for the natural inclinations of a species to be toward evil in itself. But there is in all perfect animals a natural inclination toward carnal union. Therefore it is impossible for carnal union to be evil in itself. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
439:Just as a man cannot live in the flesh unless he is born in the flesh, even so a man cannot have the spiritual life of grace unless he is born again spiritually. This regeneration is effected by Baptism: "Unless a man is born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God" (Jn 3:5) ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
440:A person is disposed to an act of choice by an angel ... in two ways. Sometimes, a man's understanding is enlightened by an angel to know what is good, but it is not instructed as to the reason why ... But sometimes he is instructed by angelic illumination, both that this act is good and as to the reason why it is good. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
441:The perfection of the effect demonstrates the perfection of the cause, for a greater power brings about a more perfect effect. But God is the most perfect agent. Therefore, things created by Him obtain perfection from Him. So, to detract from the perfection of creatures is to detract from the perfection of divine power. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
442:We call laws just from three perspectives: (1) from their end, namely, when they are ordained for the common good; (2) from their authority, namely, when the laws enacted do not surpass the power of the lawmakers; (3) from their form, namely, when they impose proportionately equal burdens on citizens for the common good. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
443:Without doubt one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life, one's goods or one's physical integrity; sometimes, even 'til the aggressor's death... In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one's life or one's goods and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act, which is the right of the victim. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
444:Saint Thomas Aquinas remarks that “love is born of an earnest consideration of the object loved.” And: “Love follows knowledge.”3 Love is an emotional response aroused in the will by visions of the good. Contrary to what is often said, love is never blind, though it may not see rightly. It cannot exist without some vision of the beloved. ~ Dallas Willard,
445:Tyrannical governance is unjust, since it is ordered to the private good of the ruler, not to the common good . . . And so disturbance of such governance does not have the character of rebellion . . . Rather, tyrants, who by seeking greater domination incite discontent and rebellion in the people subject to the them, are the rebels. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
446:Future contingents cannot be certain to us, because we know them as such. They can be certain only to God whose understanding is in eternity above time. Just as a man going along a road does not see those who come after him; but the man who sees the whole road from a height sees all those who are going along the road at the same time. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
447:Even as he would be guilty of falsehood who would, in the name of another person, proffer things that are not committed to him, so too does a man incur the guilt of falsehood who, on the part of the Church, gives worship to God contrary to the manner established by the Church or divine authority, and according to ecclesiastical custom. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
448:Yet through virtuous living man is further ordained to a higher end, which consists in the enjoyment of God, as we have said above. Consequently, since society must have the same end as the individual man, it is not the ultimate end of an assembled multitude to live virtuously, but through virtuous living to attain to the possession of God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
449:Whatever was in the human nature of Christ was moved at the bidding of the divine will; yet it does not follow that in Christ there was no movement of the will proper to human nature, for the good wills of other saints are moved by God's will... For although the will cannot be inwardly moved by any creature, yet it can be moved inwardly by God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
450:Yet if heretics be altogether uprooted by death, this is not contrary to Our Lord's command [in Matthew 13:30], which is to be understood as referring to the case when the cockle [weeds] cannot be plucked up without plucking up the wheat, as we explained above (10, 8, ad 1), when treating of unbelievers in general. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
451:Whatever a man has in superabundance is owed, of natural right, to the poor for their sustenance. So Ambrosius says, and it is also to be found in the Decretum Gratiani: The bread which you withhold belongs to the hungry: the clothing you shut away, to the naked: and the money you bury in the earth is the redemption and freedom of the penniless. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
452:Charity is not a potency of the soul, because if it were it would be natural. Nor is it a passion, because it is not in a sensitive potency in which are all passions. Nor is it a habit, because a habit is removed with difficulty; charity, however, is easily lost through one act of mortal sin. Therefore charity is not something created in the soul. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
453:Secondly, man sins against nature when he goes against his generic nature, that is to say, his animal nature. Now, it is evident that, in accord with natural order, the union of the sexes among animals is ordered towards conception. From this it follows that every sexual intercourse that cannot lead to conception is opposed to man's animal nature. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
454:Even though the natural light of the human mind is inadequate to make known what is revealed by faith, nevertheless what is divinely taught to us by faith cannot be contrary to what we are endowed with by nature. One or the other would have to be false, and since we have both of them from God, he would be the cause of our error, which is impossible. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
455:Now the object of the will, i.e., of man's appetite, is the universal good...Hence it is evident that nothing can lull the human will but the universal good. This is to be found, not in any creature, but in God alone; because every creature has goodness by participation. Thus God alone can satisfy the will of a human being. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
456:The magnitude of the punishment matches the magnitude of the sin. Now a sin that is against God is infinite; the higher the person against whom it is committed, the graver the sin-it is more criminal to strike a head of state than a private citizen-and God is of infinite greatness. Therefore an infinite punishment is deserved for a sin committed against Him. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
457:It is altogether unlawful to kill oneself... Wherefore suicide is contrary to the inclination of nature, and to charity whereby every man should love himself... Life is God's gift to man, and is subject to His power, Who kills and makes to live. Hence whoever takes his own life, sins against God... for it belongs to God alone to pronounce sentence of death and life. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
458:One day when Thomas Aquinas was preaching to the local populace on the love of God, he saw an old woman listening attentively to his every word. And inspired by her eagerness to learn more about her God whom she loved so dearly, he said to the people: It is better to be this unlearned woman, loving God with all her heart, than the most learned theologian lacking love. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
459:Good and evil are essential differences of the act of the will. For good and evil pertain essentially to the will; just as truth and falsehood pertain to the reason, the act of which is distinguished essentially by the difference of truth and falsehood (according as we say that an opinion is true or false.) Consequently, good and evil volition are acts differing in species. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
460:Whatever was in the human nature of Christ was moved at the bidding of the divine will; yet it does not follow that in Christ there was no movement of the will proper to human nature, for the good wills of other saints are moved by God's will... For although the will cannot be inwardly moved by any creature, yet it can be moved inwardly by God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
461:GLOSS. Secondly, the Evangelic doctrine has sublimity of strength; whence the Apostle says, The Gospel is the power of God to the salvation of all that believe. (Rom. 1:16.) The Prophet also shews this in the foregoing words, Lift up thy voice with might; which further marks out the manner of evangelic teaching, by that raising the voice which gives clearness to the doctrine. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
462:Pain itself can be pleasurable accidentally in so far as it is accompanied by wonder, as in stage-plays; or in so far as it recalls a beloved object to one's memory, and makes one feel one's love for the thing, whose absence gives us pain. Consequently, since love is pleasant, both pain and whatever else results from love, in so far as they remind us of our love, are pleasant. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
463:ORIGEN. For if in an earthly kingdom they are thought to be in honour who sit with the king, no wonder if a woman with womanish simplicity or want of experience conceived that she might ask such things, and that the brethren themselves being not perfect, and having no more lofty thoughts concerning Christ’s kingdom, conceived such things concerning those who shall sit with Jesus. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
464:BEDE. But though there were four Evangelists, yet what they wrote is not so much four Gospels, as one true harmony of four books. (non occ.) For as two verses having the same substance, but different words and different metre, yet contain one and the same matter, so the books of the Evangelists, though four in number, yet contain one Gospel, teaching one doctrine of the Catholic faith. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
465:If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when he suffered he did not threaten; he was led like a sheep to the slaughter and he did not open his mouth. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
466:The greater the charity of the Saints in their heavenly home, the more they intercede for those who are still on their journey and the more they can help them by their prayers; the more they are united with God, the more effective those prayers are. This is in accordance with Divine order, which makes higher things react upon lower things, like the brightness of the sun filling the atmosphere. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
467:Give us, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy affection may drag downwards; give us an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out; give us an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow upon us also, O Lord our God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
468:What can be accomplished by a few principles is not effected by many. But it seems that everything we see in the world can be accounted for by other principles, supposing God did not exist. For all natural things can be reduced to one principle, which is nature, and all voluntary things can be reduced to one principle, which is human reason, or will. Therefore there is no need to suppose God's existence. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
469:Saint Thomas Aquinas says, wisely, that the only way to drive out a bad passion is by a stronger good passion. The same is true of thoughts as of passions. When your mind wanders, like a child, your will must bring it back, like a mother. [. . .] The will-parent must discipline the mind-child, avoiding both the opposite extremes commonly made in disciplining either children or thoughts: tyranny or permissiveness. ~ Peter Kreeft,
470:Given the sin of impiety through which they [the Romans] sinned against the divine nature [by idolatry], the punishment that led them to sin against their own nature followed.... I say, therefore, that since they changed into lies [by idolatry] the truth about God, He brought them to ignominious passions, that is, to sins against nature; not that God led them to evil, but only that he abandoned them to evil. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
471:It would seem that the ingratitude, whereby a subsequent sin causes the return of sins previously forgiven, is a special sin. For, the giving of thanks belongs to counter passion, which is a necessary condition of justice. But justice is a special virtue. Therefore this ingratitude is a special sin. Thanksgiving is a special virtue. But ingratitude is opposed to thanksgiving. Therefore ingratitude is a special sin. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
472:It must be understood that prime matter, and form as well, is neither generated nor corrupted, because every generation is from something to something. Now that from which generation proceeds is matter, and that to which it proceeds is form. So that, if matter or form were generated, there would be a matter for matter and a form for form, endlessly. Whence, there is generation only of the composite, properly speaking. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
473:If our opponent believes nothing of divine revelation, there is no longer any means of proving the articles of faith by reasoning, but only of answering his objections--if he has any--against faith. Since faith rests upon infallible truth, and since the contrary of a truth can never be demonstrated, it is clear that the arguments brought against faith cannot be demonstrations, but are difficulties that can be answered. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
474:One faith, St. Paul writes (Eph. 4:5). Hold most firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church ... We must hold this for certain, namely: that the faith of the people at the present day is one with the faith of the people in past centuries. Were this not true, then we would be in a different church than they were in and, literally, the Church would not be One. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
475:...[sacred] doctrine is especially based upon arguments from authority, inasmuch as its principles are obtained by revelation: thus we ought to believe on the authority of those to whom the revelation has been made. Nor does this take away from the dignity of this doctrine, for although the argument from authority based on human reason is the weakest, yet the argument from authority based on divine revelation is the strongest. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
476:Three things are required for a war to be just. Indeed, the first requirement is that the ruler at whose command the war is to be waged have the lawful authority to do so. . . . Second, there needs to be a just cause to wage war, namely, that the enemy deserve to have war waged against it because of some wrong it has inflicted. . . . Third, those waging war need to have a right intention, namely, an intention to promote good and avoid evil. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
477:For it is essential to opinion that we assent to one of two opposite assertions with fear of the other, so that our adhesion is not firm: to science it is essential to have firm adhesion with intellectual vision, for science possesses certitude which results from the understanding of principles: while faith holds a middle place, for it surpasses opinion in so far as its adhesion is firm, but falls short of science in so far as it lacks vision. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
478:[It is appropriate that the Body and Blood of Christ be truly present in this Sacrament] because of the perfection of the New Covenant. The sacrifices of the Old Covenant contained the true sacrifice of Christ's Passion only in symbol....Therefore it was necessary that the sacrifice of the New Covenant, instituted by Christ, have something more, namely, that it contain Christ Himself who has suffered and contain Him not only in symbol but in reality. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
479:Because the divine goodness could not be adequately represented by one creature alone, God produced many and diverse creatures, that what was wanting in one in the representation of the divine goodness might be supplied by another. For goodness, which in God is simple and uniform, in creatures is manifold and divided. Thus the whole universe together participates in the divine goodness more perfectly and represents it better than any single creature. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
480:God Himself is the rule and mode of virtue. Our faith is measured by divine truth, our hope by the greatness of His power and faithful affection, our charity by His goodness. His truth, power and goodness outreach any measure of reason. We can certainly never believe, trust or love God more than, or even as much as, we should. Extravagance is impossible. Here is no virtuous moderation, no measurable mean; the more extreme our activity, the better we are. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
481:If there were some solitary or feral man, the passions of the soul would be sufficient for him; by them he would be conformed to things in order that he might have knowledge of them. But because man is naturally political and social, there is need for one man to make his conceptions known to others, which is done with speech. So significant speech was needed if men were to live together. Which is why those of different tongues do not easily live together. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
482:Objection 2: Further, if it is a matter of argument, the argument is either from authority or from reason. If it is from authority, it seems unbefitting its dignity, for the proof from authority is the weakest form of proof. But if it is from reason, this is unbefitting its end, because, according to Gregory (Hom. 26), "faith has no merit in those things of which human reason brings its own experience." Therefore sacred doctrine is not a matter of argument. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
483:that after a long time, and with the admixture of many errors. Whereas man's whole salvation, which is in God, depends upon the knowledge of this truth. Therefore, in order that the salvation of men might be brought about more fitly and more surely, it was necessary that they should be taught divine truths by divine revelation. It was therefore necessary that besides philosophical science built up by reason, there should be a sacred science learned through revelation. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
484:Just as in a physical body the operation of one member contributes to the good of the whole body, so it is in a spiritual body such as the Church. And since all the faithful are one body, the good of one member is communicated to another; everyone members, as the Apostle says, of one another [Eph 4:25]. For that reason, among the points of faith handed down by the Apostles, is that there is a community of goods in the Church, and this is expressed in the words Communion of Saints. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
485:So if the ultimate felicity of man does not consist in external things which are called the goods of fortune, nor in the goods of the body, nor in the goods of the soul according to its sensitive part, nor as regards the intellective part according to the activity of the moral virtues, nor according to the intellectual virtues that are concerned with action, that is art and prudence – we are left with the conclusion that the ultimate felicity of man lies the contemplation of truth. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
486:It is due to neither impotence nor ignorance on God’s part that evils occur in the world, but it is owing to the order of his wisdom and to the greatness of his goodness, whence come the many and divers grades of goodness in things, many of which would be lacking were he to allow no evil to exist. Thus there would be no good of patience without the evil of persecution, nor the good of the preservation of its life in a lion, without the evil of the destruction of the animals on which it lives. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
487:Even as in the blessed in heaven there will be most perfect charity, so in the damned there will be the most perfect hate. Wherefore as the saints will rejoice in all goods, so will the damned grieve for all goods. Consequently the sight of the happiness of the saints will give them very great pain; hence it is written (Isaiah 26:11): "Let the envious people see and be confounded, and let fire devour Thy enemies." Therefore they will wish all the good were damned. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
488:God loves his creatures, and he loves each one the more, the more it shares his own goodness, which is the first and primary object of his love. Therefore he wants the desires of his rational creatures to be fulfilled because they share most perfectly of all creatures the goodness of god.

And his will is an accomplisher of things because he is the cause of things by his will. So it belongs to the divine goodness to fulfill the desires of rational creatures which are put to him in prayer. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
489:The Sacrament of the Body of the Lord puts the demons to flight, defends us against the incentives to vice and to concupiscence, cleanses the soul from sin, quiets the anger of God, enlightens the understanding to know God, inflames the will and the affections with the love of God, fills the memory with spiritual sweetness, confirms the entire man in good, frees us from eternal death, multiplies the merits of a good life, leads us to our everlasting home, and re-animates the body to eternal life ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
490:Many cry to the Lord that they may win riches, that they may avoid losses; they cry that their family may be established, they ask for temporal happiness, for worldly dignities; and, lastly, they cry for bodily health, which is the patrimony of the poor. For these and suchlike things many cry to the Lord; hardly one cries for the Lord Himself! How easy it is for a man to desire all manner of things from the Lord and yet not desire the Lord Himself! As though the gift could be sweeter than the Giver! ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
491:Commemoration of Gilbert of Sempringham, Founder of the Gilbertine Order, 1189 Some there are who presume so far on their wits that they think themselves capable of measuring the whole nature of things by their intellect, in that they esteem all things true which they see, and false which they see not. Accordingly, in order that man's mind might be freed from this presumption, and seek the truth humbly, it was necessary that certain things far surpassing his intellect should be proposed to man by God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
492:Evil denotes the lack of good. Not every absence of good is an evil, for absence may be taken either in a purely negative or in aprivative sense. Mere negation does not display the character of evil, otherwise nonexistents would be evil and moreover, a thing would be evil for not possessing the goodness of something else, which would mean that man is bad for not having the strength of a lion or the speed of a wild goat. But what is evil is privation; in this sense blindness means the privation of sight. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
493:Behold our refutation of the error. It is not based on documents of faith, but on the reasons and statements of the philosophers themselves. If then anyone there be who, boastfully taking pride in his supposed wisdom, wishes to challenge what we have written, let him not do it in some corner nor before children who are powerless to decide on such difficult matters. Let him reply openly if he dare. He shall find me there confronting him, and not only my negligible self, but many another whose study is truth. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
494:It may well happen that what is in itself the more certain on account of the weakness of our intelligence, which is dazzled by the clearest objects of nature; as the owl is dazzled by the light of the sun. Hence the fact that some happen to doubt about articles of faith is not due to the uncertain nature of the truths, but to the weakness of human intelligence; yet the slenderest knowledge that may be obtained of the highest things is more desirable than the most certain knowledge obtained of lesser things. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
495:GREGORY OF NYSSA. How vain moreover is prayer for those who live by fate; Divine Providence is banished from the world together with piety, and man is made the mere instrument of the sidereal motions. For these they say move to action, not only the bodily members, but the thoughts of the mind. In a word, they who teach this, take away all that is in us, and the very nature of a contingency; which is nothing less than to overturn all things. For where will there be free will? but that which is in us must be free. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
496:Sacred Scripture, since it has no science above itself, can dispute with one who denies its principles only if the opponent admits some at least of the truths obtained through divine revelation; thus we can argue with heretics from texts in Holy Writ, and against those who deny one article of faith we can argue from another. If our opponent believes nothing of divine revelation, there is no longer any means of proving the articles of faith by reasoning, but only of answering his objections - if he has any - against faith. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
497:That which is asserted universally, by everyone, cannot possibly be totally false. For a false opinion is a kind of infirmity of the understanding, just as a false judgment concerning a proper sensible happens as the result of a weakness of the sense power involved. But defects, being outside the intention of nature, are accidental. And nothing accidental can be always and in all things; the judgment about savors given by every tasting cannot be false. Thus, the judgment uttered by everyone concerning truth cannot be erroneous. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
498:Suppose a person entering a house were to feel heat on the porch, and going further, were to feel the heat increasing, the more they penetrated within. Doubtless, such a person would believe there was a fire in the house, even though they did not see the fire that must be causing all this heat. A similar thing will happen to anyone who considers this world in detail: one will observe that all things are arranged according to their degrees of beauty and excellence, and that the nearer they are to God, the more beautiful and better they are. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
499:Without the suitable conditions life could not exist. But both life and its conditions set forth the operations of inscrutable Power. We know not its origin; we know not its end. And the presumption, if not the degradation, rests with those who place upon the throne of the universe a magnified image of themselves, and make its doings a mere colossal imitation of their own. Wonder was the motive that led people to philosophy ... wonder is a kind of desire in knowledge. It is the cause of delight because it carries with it the hope of discovery. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
500:Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
501:Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
502:He (Mohammed) seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh urges us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected; he was obeyed by carnal men. As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom. Indeed, the truths that he taught he mingled with many fables and with doctrines of the greatest falsity. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
503:In questions of this sort there are two things to be observed. First, that the truth of the Scriptures be inviolably maintained. Secondly, since Scripture doth admit of diverse interpretations, that no one cling to any particular exposition with such pertinacity that, if what he supposed to be the teaching of Scripture should afterward turn out to be clearly false, he should nevertheless still presume to put it forward, lest thereby the sacred Scriptures should be exposed to the derision of unbelievers and the way of salvation should be closed to them. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
504:The Church has ever proved indestructible. Her persecutors have failed to destroy her; in fact, it was during times of persecution that the Church grew more and more; while the persecutors themselves, and those whom the Church would destroy, are the very ones who came to nothing. . . .Again, errors have assailed her; but in fact, the greater the number of errors that have arisen, the more has the truth been made manifest. . . . Nor has the Church failed before the assaults of demons: for she is like a tower of refuge to all who fight against the Devil. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
505:God is the most noble of beings. Now it is impossible for a body to be the most noble of beings; for a body must be either animate or inanimate; and an animate body is manifestly nobler than any inanimate body. But an animate body is not animate precisely as body; otherwise all bodies would be animate. Therefore its animation depends upon some other thing, as our body depends for its animation on the soul. Hence that by which a body becomes animated must be nobler than the body. Therefore it is impossible that God should be a body. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
506:the Apostle say: Pray without ceasing. [147] Yet can we genuflect without ceasing? Can we prostrate without ceasing? Can we lift up our hands without ceasing? How, then, does he say: Pray without ceasing? If by prayer he meant such things as these then I think we could not pray without ceasing. But there is another prayer, an interior prayer, which is without ceasing—desire. Whatever else you do, if only you desire that rest [148] you cease not to pray. If you wish to pray without ceasing then desire without ceasing. Your continual desire is your continual voice; ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
507:Wonder [admiratio astonishment, marvel] is a kind of desire for knowledge. The situation arises when one sees an effect and does not know its cause, or when the cause of the particular effect is one that exceeds his power of understanding. Hence, wonder is a cause of pleasure insofar as there is annexed the hope of attaining understanding of that which one wants to know. ... For desire is especially aroused by the awareness of ignorance, and consequently a man takes the greatest pleasure in those things which he discovers for himself or learns from the ground up. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
508:The heads of the Church ought therefore to imitate Christ in being affable, adapting Himself to women, laying His hands on children, and washing His disciples’ feet, that they also should do the same to their brethren. But we are such, that we seem to go beyond the pride even of the great ones of this world; as to the command of Christ, either not understanding it, or setting it at nought. Like princes we seek hosts to go before us, we make ourselves awful and difficult of access, especially to the poor, neither approaching them, nor suffering them to approach us. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
509:Reasoning is compared to understanding as movement is to rest, or acquisition to possession.... Since movement always proceeds from something immovable, and ends in something at rest, hence it is that human reasoning, in the order of inquiry and discovery, proceeds from certain things absolutely understood--namely, the first principles; and, again, in the order of judgment, returns by analysis to first principles, in the light of which it examines what it has found. Now it is clear that rest and movement are not to be referred to different powers, but to one and the same. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
510:Whatever is in motion must be put in motion by another. If that by which it is put in motion be itself put in motion, then this also must needs be put in motion by another, and that by another again. But this cannot go on to infinity, because then there would be no first mover, and, consequently, no other mover; seeing that subsequent movers move only inasmuch as they are put in motion by the first mover; as the staff moves only because it is put in motion by the hand. Therefore it is necessary to arrive at a first mover, put in motion by no other; and this everyone understands to be God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
511:The ways of God “Be ye perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.”1 Holy Scripture never orders and never counsels us to do the impossible. By these words, then, the Lord Jesus does not command us to accomplish the very works and ways of God, which no one can attain in perfection. But He invites us to model ourselves on them, as much as is possible, by applying ourselves to imitate them. We can do this with the help of grace and we should do so. And as the Bishop John said, nothing is more suitable to man than to imitate his Creator, and to carry out, to the degree that he is able, the will of God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
512:A forma é anterior à matéria. A matéria é o ente em potência, e a forma é o acto dela. Ora, o acto naturalmente é anterior à potência. Simplesmente falando, o acto é anterior à potência no tempo, porque a potência não pode ser movida ao acto a não ser pelo ente em acto. Entretanto, em uma e mesma coisa, a qual às vezes está em potência e às vezes está em acto, a potência precede ao acto no tempo. Desta maneira, fica claro que a forma é anterior à matéria, e é mais ente do que a matéria. E isto porque a matéria não se torna ente em acto a não ser pela forma. Logo, a forma é mais ente do que a matéria. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
513:At the time when everyone in Syracuse desired the death of Dionysius, an elderly woman prayed over and over that he would be unharmed and outlive her. And after the tyrant learned about this, he asked her why she did so. Then the woman said: 'When I was a girl, we had an oppressive tyrant, and I wished for another ruler. And after the tyrant was killed, a harsher one succeeded the latter shortly afterwards, and I thought that it would be a great blessing if the successor's rule would also be terminated. We then had a still harsher ruler, yourself. And so if you were removed, a worse tyrant will replace you. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
514:At the time when everyone in Syracuse desired the death of Dionysius, an elderly woman prayed over and over that he would be unharmed and outlive her. And after the tyrant learned about this, he asked her why she did so. Then the woman said: 'When I was a girl, we had an oppressive tyrant, and I wished for another ruler. And after the tyrant was killed, a harsher one succeeded the latter shortly afterwards, and I thought that it would be a great blessing if the successor's rule would also be terminated. We then had a still harsher ruler, yourself. And so if you were removed, a worse tyrant will replace you'. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
515:Whatever is in motion must be put in motion by another. If that by which it is put in motion be itself put in motion, then this also must needs be put in motion by another, and that by another again. But this cannot go on to infinity, because then there would be no first mover, and, consequently, no other mover; seeing that subsequent movers move only inasmuch as they are put in motion by the first mover; as the staff moves only because it is put in motion by the hand. Therefore it is necessary to arrive at a first mover, put in motion by no other; and this everyone understands to be God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
516:If the citizens themselves devote their life to matters of trade, the way will be opened to many vices. Since the foremost tendency of tradesmen is to make money, greed is awakened in the hearts of the citizens through the pursuit of trade. The result is that everything in the city will bcome venal; good faith will be destroyed and the way opened to all kinds of trickery; each one will work only for his own profit, despising the public good; the cultivation of virtue will fail since honor, virtue's reward, will be bestowed upon the rich. Thus, in such a city, civic life will necessarily be corrupted. (On Kingship II, 3) ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
517:It was necessary for our salvation that there be a knowledge revealed by God, besides philosophical science built up by human reason. Firstly, indeed, because the human being is directed to God, as to an end that surpasses the grasp of his reason. "The eye hath not seen, O God, besides Thee, what things Thou hast prepared for them that wait for Thee" (Isaiah 64:4). But the end must first be known by men who are to direct their thoughts and actions to the end. Hence it was necessary for the salvation of man that certain truths which exceed human reason should be made known to him by divine revelation. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
518:The best institution of rulers belongs to a city or kingdom in which one person is chosen by reason of his virtue to rule over all, and other persons govern under him by reason of their virtue. And yet such a regime belongs to all citizens, both because its rulers are chosen from the citizens, and because all citizens choose its rulers. For this is the best constitution, a happy mixture of kingdom, since one person rules; and of aristocracy, since many govern by reason of their virtue; and of democracy (i.e., government by the people), since rulers can be chosen from the people, and since the choice of rulers belongs to the people. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
519:it is to be observed that four proximate effects may be ascribed to love: viz. melting, enjoyment, languor, and fervor. Of these the first is "melting," which is opposed to freezing. For things that are frozen, are closely bound together, so as to be hard to pierce. But it belongs to love that the appetite is fitted to receive the good which is loved, inasmuch as the object loved is in the lover...Consequently the freezing or hardening of the heart is a disposition incompatible with love: while melting denotes a softening of the heart, whereby the heart shows itself to be ready for the entrance of the beloved. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
520:Grant, O Lord my God, that I may never fall away in success or in failure; that I may not be prideful in prosperity nor dejected in adversity. Let me rejoice only in what unites us and sorrow only in what separates us. May I strive to please no one or fear to displease anyone except Yourself. May I see always the things that are eternal and never those that are only temporal. May I shun any joy that is without You and never seek any that is beside You. O Lord, may I delight in any work I do for You and tire of any rest that is apart from You. My God, let me direct my heart towards You, and in my failings, always repent with a purpose of amendment. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
521:Sciences are differentiated according to the various means through which knowledge is obtained. For the astronomer and the physicist both may prove the same conclusion: that the earth, for instance, is round: the astronomer by means of mathematics (i.e. abstracting from matter), but the physicist by means of matter itself. Hence there is no reason why those things which may be learned from philosophical science, so far as they can be known by natural reason, may not also be taught us by another science so far as they fall within revelation. Hence theology included in sacred doctrine differs in kind from that theology which is part of philosophy. SECOND ARTICLE [I, Q. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
522: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 force or from some material indisposition, or even from some external influence...On the other hand, as regards human nature in general, woman is not misbegotten, but is included in nature's intention as directed to the work of generation. Now the general intention of nature depends on God, Who is the universal Author of nature. Therefore, in producing nature, God formed not only the male but also the female. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
523:It is written (1 John 4:16): "He that abideth in charity abideth in God, and God in him." Now charity is the love of God. Therefore, for the same reason, every love makes the beloved to be in the lover, and vice versa...the beloved is said to be in the lover, inasmuch as the beloved abides in the apprehension of the lover, according to Philippians 1:7, "For that I have you in my heart": while the lover is said to be in the beloved, according to apprehension, inasmuch as the lover is not satisfied with a superficial apprehension of the beloved, but strives to gain an intimate knowledge of everything pertaining to the beloved, so as to penetrate into his very soul. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
524:Whether the angel guardian ever forsakes a man?...It would seem that the angel guardian sometimes forsakes the man whom he is appointed to guard... On the contrary, The demons are ever assailing us, according to 1 Peter 5:8: "Your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about, seeking whom he may devour." Much more therefore do the good angels ever guard us... the guardianship of the angels is an effect of Divine providence in regard to man. Now it is evident that neither man, nor anything at all, is entirely withdrawn from the providence of God: for in as far as a thing participates being, so far is it subject to the providence that extends over all being. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
525:The very identity of racist Southerners depends upon contrasting themselves with those dirty black “nigras.” But, conversely, the out-groups feel that they are really and truly “in,” and nourish their collective ego with relishingly indignant conversation about squares, Ofays, Wasps, Philistines, and the blasted bourgeoisie. Even Saint Thomas Aquinas let it out that part of the blessedness of the saints in Heaven was that they could look over the battlements and enjoy the “proper justice” of the sinners squirming in Hell. All winners need losers; all saints need sinners; all sages need fools—that is, so long as the major kick in life is to “amount to something” or to “be someone” as a particular and separate godlet. ~ Alan W Watts,
526:Reason may be employed in two ways to establish a point: firstly, for the purpose of furnishing sufficient proof of some principle, as in natural science, where sufficient proof can be brought to show that the movement of the heavens is always of uniform velocity. Reason is employed in another way, not as furnishing a sufficient proof of a principle, but as confirming an already established principle, by showing the congruity of its results, as in astrology the theory of eccentrics and epicycles is considered as established, because thereby the sensible appearances of the heavenly movements can be explained; not, however, as if this proof were sufficient, forasmuch as some other theory might explain them. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
527:It may be added, that the same change took place in dogmatic teaching, as in the exposition of Scripture. This indeed was still more to be expected, for the issue of controversies and the decrees of Councils had given to the doctrinal statements of the Fathers an authority, or rather prerogative, which was never claimed for their commentaries. Accordingly, S. John Damascene’s work on the Orthodox Faith in the viiith century is scarcely more than a careful selection and combination of sentences and phrases from the great theologians who preceded him, principally S. Gregory Nazianzen. A comment or scholia by the same author upon S. Paul’s Epistles have come down to us, which are mainly taken from S. Chrysostom, but with some use of other expositors. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
528:John saw only the linen cloths. He, Peter, also saw the linen cloths because we [Gentiles] do not reject the Old Testament, for as Luke says, "Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures" (Lk 24:45). But in addition Peter saw the napkin which had been on his head: "The head of Christ is God" (1 Cor 11:3). Thus to see the napkin which had been on the head of Jesus is to have faith in the divinity of Christ, which the Jews refused to accept. This napkin is described as not lying with the linen cloths, and rolled up, having a place by itself, because the divinity of Christ is covered over, and it is apart from every creature because of its excellence: "God who is over all be blessed for ever" (Rom 9:5); "Truly, you art a God who hides yourself" (Is 45:15). ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
529:I answer that, It was necessary for man's salvation that there should be a knowledge revealed by God besides philosophical science built up by human reason. Firstly, indeed, because man is directed to God, as to an end that surpasses the grasp of his reason: "The eye hath not seen, O God, besides Thee, what things Thou hast prepared for them that wait for Thee" (Is. 66: 4). But the end must first be known by men who are to direct their thoughts and actions to the end. Hence it was necessary for the salvation of man that certain truths which exceed human reason should be made known to him by divine revelation. Even as regards those truths about God which human reason could have discovered, it was necessary that man should be taught by a divine revelation; because the truth about God such as reason could discover, would only be known by a few, and ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
530:What causes love, since it is a passion, is its object; and since it is a sort of affinity or agreement with the object, what causes love is the goodness or agreeableness of that object. Evil can only be loved because it seems good, because being partially good it is perceived as wholly so. And the beautiful is a form of the good: if something is agreeable in general we call it good, and if the perception of it is agreeable we call it beautiful. But goodness must be known before it can become the object of love, so knowledge itself can be said to cause love. Knowing is an activity of reason, which abstracts from things and then makes connections between them, needing to know each part and property and power of things if it is to know them perfectly. But loving is an appetite for things as they stand, and to love perfectly we need only love them as they are perceived to exist in themselves. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
531:Being taken simply, as including all perfection of being, surpasses life and all that follows it; for thus being itself includes all these. And in this sense Dionysius speaks. But if we consider being itself as participated in this or that thing, which does not possess the whole perfection of being, but has imperfect being, such as the being of any creature; then it is evident that being itself together with an additional perfection is more excellent. Hence in the same passage Dionysius says that things that live are better than things that exist, and intelligent better than living things. Reply Obj. 3: Since the end corresponds to the beginning; this argument proves that the last end is the first beginning of being, in Whom every perfection of being is: Whose likeness, according to their proportion, some desire as to being only, some as to living being, some as to being which is living, intelligent and happy. And this belongs to few. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
532:PSEUDO-CHRYSOSTOM. (Comm. in Matt. Prolog.) Matthew has arranged his narrative in a regular series of events. First, the birth, secondly, the baptism, thirdly, the temptation, fourthly, the teachings, fifthly, the miracles, sixthly, the passion, seventhly, the resurrection, and lastly, the ascension of Christ; desiring by this not only to set forth the history of Christ, but to teach the order of evangelic life. It is nought that we are born of our parents, if we be not reborn again of God by water and the Spirit. After baptism we must resist the Devil. Then being as it were superior to all temptation, he is made fit to teach, and if he be a priest let him teach, and commend his teaching, as it were, by the miracles of a good life; if he be lay, let him teach faith by his works. In the end we must take our departure from the stage of this world, and there remains that the reward of resurrection and glory follow the victory over temptation. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
533:God is not, like creatures, made up of parts. God is spirit, without bodily dimensions. Firstly, no body can cause change without itself being changed. Secondly, things with dimensions are potential of division. But the starting-point for all existence must be wholly real and not potential in any way: though things that get realized begin as potential, preceding them is the source of their realization which must already be real. Thirdly, living bodies are superior to other bodies; and what makes a body living is not the dimensions which make it a body (for then everything with dimensions would be living), but something more excellent like a soul. The most excellent existent of all then cannot be a body. So when the scriptures ascribe dimensions to God they are using spatial extension to symbolize the extent of God's power; just as they ascribe bodily organs to God as metaphors for their functions, and postures like sitting or standing to symbolize authority or strength. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
534:But if man's affection be one of passion, then it is moved also in regard to other animals: for since the passion of pity is caused by the afflictions of others; and since it happens that even irrational animals are sensible to pain, it is possible for the affection of pity to arise in a man with regard to the sufferings of animals. Now it is evident that if a man practice a pitiful affection for animals, he is all the more disposed to take pity on his fellow-men: wherefore it is written (Prov. 12:10): "The just regardeth the lives of his beasts: but the bowels of the wicked are cruel." Consequently the Lord, in order to inculcate pity to the Jewish people, who were prone to cruelty, wished them to practice pity even with regard to dumb animals, and forbade them to do certain things savoring of cruelty to animals. Hence He prohibited them to "boil a kid in the milk of its dam"; and to "muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn"; and to slay "the dam with her young." ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
535:For every relationship involves two related terms. Sometimes relationships are not real in either term, but arise from the way we think of the terms: we think identity, for example, by thinking one thing twice over and relating it to itself; and occasionally we relate what exists to what does not exist, or generate purely logical relations like that of genus to species. Sometimes relationships are real in both terms: grounded in the quantity of both, in the case of relationships like big/small or double/half, or in their activity and passivity, in the case of causal relationships, like mover-moved and father/son. Sometimes relationships are real in only one of the terms, with the other merely thought of as related [reciprocally] to that one; and this happens whenever the two terms exist at different levels. Thus seeing and understanding really relates us to things, but being seen and understood by us is not something real in the things; and similarly a pillar to the right of us does not itself have a left and a right. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
536:351. The second reason shows that there is no infinite multitude. For everything countable can be numbered and consequently passed through by counting. But every number and whatever has a number is countable. Therefore, every such thing can be passed over. If, therefore any number, whether separated or existing in sensible things, be infinite, it follows that the infinite can be passed through, which is impossible.
352. Notice that these reasons are probable and proceed from common premises. For they do not conclude of necessity: in effect, whoever posits an infinite body would not concede that it would of its very nature be terminated by a surface, except perhaps potentially; although this is probable and well-known. Similarly, whoever would posit an infinite multitude would not admit it to be a number or that it has a number. For number adds to multitude the notion of measure, because a number is “multitude measured by unity,” as is said in Metaphysics X. For this reason number is considered to be a species of discrete quantity, but multitude is not; it is, rather, a transcendental. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
537:It was necessary for man's salvation that there should be a knowledge revealed by God besides philosophical science built up by human reason ... because man is directed to God as to an end that surpasses the grasp of his reason: "The eye has not seen, O God...what things Thou hast prepared for them that wait for Thee" (Is 66:4). But the end must first be known by men who are to direct their ... actions to the end. Hence it was necessary for the salvation of man that certain truths about God which exceed human reason should be made known to him by divine revelation. Even as regards those truths about God which human reason could have discovered, it was necessary that man should be taught by a divine revelation; because the truth about God such as reason could discover would only be known by a few, and that after a long time, and with the admixture of many errors. Whereas man's whole salvation, which is in God, depends upon the knowledge of this truth. Therefore, in order that the salvation of men might be brought about more fitly and more surely, it was necessary that they should be taught divine truths by divine revelation. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
538:[I]t is to be borne in mind, in regard to the philosophical sciences, that the inferior sciences neither prove their principles nor dispute with those who deny them, but leave this to a higher science; whereas the highest of them, viz. metaphysics, can dispute with one who denies its principles, if only the opponent will make some concession; but if he concede nothing, it can have no dispute with him, though it can answer his objections. Hence Sacred Scripture, since it has no science above itself, can dispute with one who denies its principles only if the opponent admits some at least of the truths obtained through divine revelation; thus we can argue with heretics from texts in Holy Writ, and against those who deny one article of faith, we can argue from another. If our opponent believes nothing of divine revelation, there is no longer any means of proving the articles of faith by reasoning, but only of answering his objections — if he has any — against faith. Since faith rests upon infallible truth, and since the contrary of a truth can never be demonstrated, it is clear that the arguments brought against faith cannot be demonstrations, but are difficulties that can be answered. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
539:Achamos na natureza coisas que podem existir ou não existir, pois vemos seres que se produzem, e seres que se destroem, e, portanto, há possibilidade de que existam e de que não existam. Muito bem. É impossível que os seres de tal condição tenham existido sempre, já que o que tem possibilidade de não ser teve um tempo em que não foi. Se, pois, todas as coisas tem a possibilidade de não ser, houve um tempo em que nenhuma existia. Mas se isto é verdade, tampouco deveria existir agora coisa alguma, porque o que não existe, não começa a existir, a não ser em virtude do que já existe, e, portanto, se nada existia, foi impossível que começasse a existir qualquer coisa, e, em conseqüência, agora não haveria nada, coisa evidentemente falsa. Por conseguinte, nem todos os seres são possíveis ou contingentes, mas entre eles, forçosamente, há de haver algum que seja necessário. Mas o ser necessário ou tem a razão de sua necessidade em si mesmo ou não a tem. Se sua necessidade depende de outro, como não é possível, segundo já vimos ao tratar das causas eficientes, aceitar uma série indefinida de coisas necessárias, é forçoso que exista algo que seja necessário por si mesmo e que não tenha fora de si a causa de sua necessidade, mas que seja causa da necessidade dos outros, ao qual todos chamam Deus. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
540:The objection we are dealing with argues from the standpoint of an agent that presupposes time and acts in time, but did not institute time. Hence the question about 'why God's eternal will produces an effect now and and not earlier' presupposes that time exists; for 'now' and 'earlier' are segments of time. With regard to the universal production of things, among which time is also to be counted, we should not ask, 'Why now and not earlier?' Rather we should ask: 'Why did God wish this much time to intervene?' And this depends on the divine will, which is perfectly free to assign this or any other quantity to time. The same may be noted with respect to the dimensional quantity of the world. No one asks why God located the material world in such and such a place rather than higher up or lower down or in some other position; for there is no place outside the world. The fact that God portioned out so much quantity to the world that no part of it would be beyond the place occupied in some other locality, depends on the divine will. However, although there was no time prior to the world and no place outside the world, we speak as if there were. Thus we say that before the world existed there was nothing except God, and that there is no body lying outside the world. But in thus speaking of 'before' and 'outside,' we have in mind nothing but time and place as they exist in our imagination. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
541:AUGUSTINE. (Ep. 199, 46.) But that this preaching the Gospel of the kingdom in all the world was accomplished by the Apostles, we have not any certain evidence, to prove. There are numberless barbarous nations in Africa, among whom the Gospel is not even yet preached, as it is easy to learn from the prisoners who are brought from thence. But it cannot be said that these have no part in the promise of God. For God promised with an oath not the Romans only, but all nations to the seed of Abraham. But in whatever nation there is yet no Church established, it must needs be that there should be one, not that all the people should believe; for how then should that be fulfilled, Ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake, unless there be in all nations those who hate and those; who are hated? That preaching therefore was not accomplished by the Apostles, while as yet there were nations among whom it had not begun to be fulfilled. The words of the Apostle also, Their sound hath gone out into all the world, though expressed as of time past, are meant to apply to something future, not yet completed; as the Prophet, whose words he quotes, said that the Gospel bore fruit and grew in the whole world (Ps. 19:4.), to shew thereby to what extent its growth should come. If then we know not when it shall be that the whole world shall be filled with the Gospel, undoubtedly we know not when the end shall be; but it shall not be before such time. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
542:Human nature inclines us to have recourse to petition for the purpose of obtaining from another, especially from a person of higher rank, what we hope to receive from him. So prayer is recommended to men, that by it they may obtain from God what they hope to secure from Him. But the reason why prayer is necessary for obtaining something from a man is not the same as the reason for its necessity when there is question of obtaining a favor from God. Prayer is addressed to man, first, to lay bare the desire and the need of the petitioner, and secondly, to incline the mind of him to whom the prayer is addressed to grant the petition. These purposes have no place in the prayer that is sent up to God. When we pray we do not intend to manifest our needs or desires to God, for He knows all things. The Psalmist says to God: "Lord, all my desire is before Thee" and in the Gospel we are told: "Your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things." Again, the will of God is not influenced by human words to will what He had previously not willed. For, as we read in Numbers 23:19, "God is not a man, that He should lie, nor as the son of man, that He should be changed"; nor is God moved to repentance, as we are assured in 1 Kings 15:29. Prayer, then, for obtaining something from God, is necessary for man on account of the very one who prays, that he may reflect on his shortcomings and may turn his mind to desiring fervently and piously what he hopes to gain by his petition. In this way he is rendered fit to receive the favor. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
543:I answer that, It was necessary for woman to be made, as the Scripture says, as a "helper" to man; not, indeed, as a helpmate in other works, as some say, since man can be more efficiently helped by another man in other works; but as a helper in the work of generation. This can be made clear if we observe the mode of generation carried out in various living things. Some living things do not possess in themselves the power of generation, but are generated by some other specific agent, such as some plants and animals by the influence of the heavenly bodies, from some fitting matter and not from seed: others possess the active and passive generative power together; as we see in plants which are generated from seed; for the noblest vital function in plants is generation. Wherefore we observe that in these the active power of generation invariably accompanies the passive power. Among perfect animals the active power of generation belongs to the male sex, and the passive power to the female. And as among animals there is a vital operation nobler than generation, to which their life is principally directed; therefore the male sex is not found in continual union with the female in perfect animals, but only at the time of coition; so that we may consider that by this means the male and female are one, as in plants they are always united; although in some cases one of them preponderates, and in some the other. But man is yet further ordered to a still nobler vital action, and that is intellectual operation. Therefore there was greater reason for the distinction of these two forces in man; so that the female should be produced separately from the male; although they are carnally united for generation. Therefore directly after the formation of woman, it was said: "And they shall be two in one flesh" (Gn. 2:24). ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265–1274),
544:The earliest commentaries on Scripture had been of this discursive nature, being addresses by word of mouth to the people, which were taken down by secretaries, and so preserved. While the traditionary teaching of the Church still preserved the vigour and vividness of its Apostolical origin, and spoke with an exactness and cogency which impressed an adequate image of it upon the mind of the Christian Expositor, he was able to allow himself free range in handling the sacred text, and to admit into the comment his own particular character of mind, and his spontaneous and individual ideas, in the full security, that, however he might follow the leadings of his own thoughts in unfolding the words of Scripture, his own deeply fixed views of Catholic truth would bring him safe home, without overstepping the limits of truth and sobriety. Accordingly, while the early Fathers manifest a most remarkable agreement in the principles and the substance of their interpretation, they have at the same time a distinctive spirit and manner, by which each may be known from the rest. About the vith or viith century this originality disappears; the oral or traditionary teaching, which allowed scope to the individual teacher, became hardened into a written tradition, and henceforward there is a uniform invariable character as well as substance of Scripture interpretation. Perhaps we should not err in putting Gregory the Great as the last of the original Commentators; for though very numerous commentaries on every book of Scripture continued to be written by the most eminent doctors in their own names, probably not one interpretation of any importance would be found in them which could not be traced to some older source. So that all later comments are in fact Catenas or selections from the earlier Fathers, whether they present themselves expressly in the form of citations from their volumes, or are lections upon the Lesson or Gospel for the day, extempore indeed in form, but as to their materials drawn from the previous studies and stores of the expositor. The latter would be better adapted for the general reader, the former for the purposes of the theologian. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
545:The emotion of love is an affective emotion, directly reacting to goodness, rather than an aggressive one, reacting to challenge. Not only our so-called natural ability to grow and propagate exemplify natural love, but every faculty has a built-in affinity for what accords with its nature. By passion we mean some result of being acted on: either a form induced by the agent (like weight) or a movement consequent on the form (like falling to the ground). Whatever we desire acts on us in this way, first arousing an emotional attachment to itself and making itself agreeable, and then drawing us to seek it. The first change the object produces in our appetite is a feeling of its agreeableness: we call this love (weight can be thought of as a sort of natural love); then desire moves us to seek the object and pleasure comes to rest in it. Clearly then, as a change induced in us by an agent, love is a passion: the affective emotion strictly so, the will to love by stretching of the term. Love unites by making what is loved as agreeable to the lover as if it were himself or a part of himself. Though love is not itself a movement of the appetite towards an object, it is a change the appetite undergoes rendering an object agreeable. Favour is a freely chosen and willing love, open only to reasoning creatures; and charity―literally, holding dear―is a perfect form of love in which what is loved is highly prized. To love, as Aristotle says, is to want someone’s good; so its object is twofold: the good we want, loved with a love of desire, and the someone we want it for (ourselves or someone else), loved with a love of friendship. And just as what exist in the primary sense are subjects of existence, and properties exist only in a secondary sense, as modes in which subjects exist; so too what we love in the primary sense is the someone whose good we will, and only in a secondary sense do we love the good so willed. Friendship based on convenience or pleasure is friendship inasmuch as we want our friend’s good; but because this is subordinated to our own profit or pleasure such friendship is subordinated to love of desire and falls short of true friendship. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
546:*There is only one God*. Whatever exists is *ipso facto* individual; to be one it needs no extra property and calling it one merely denies that it is divided. Simple things are neither divided nor divisible; composite things do not exist when their parts are divided. So existence stands or falls with individuality, and things guard their unity as they do their existence. But what is simply speaking one can yet in certain respects be many: an individual thing, essentially undivided, can have many non-essential properties; and a single whole, actually undivided, can have potentially many parts.

Only when one is used to count with does it presuppose in what it counts some extra property over and above existence, namely, quantity. The one we count with contrasts with the many it counts in the way a unity of measurement contrasts with what it measures; but the individual unity common to everything that exists contrasts with plurality simply by lacking it, as undividedness does division. A plurality is however *a* plurality: though simply speaking many, inasmuch as it exists, it is, incidentally, one. A continuum is homogeneous: its parts share the form of the whole (every bit of water is water); but a plurality is heterogeneous: its parts lack the form of the whole (no part of the house is a house). The parts of a plurality are unities and non-plural, though they compose the plurality not as non-plural but as existing; just as the parts of a house compose the house as material, not as not houses. Whereas we define plurality in terms of unity (many things are divided things to each of which is ascribed unity), we define unity in terms of division. For division precedes unity in our minds even if it doesn’t really do so, since we conceive simple things by denying compositeness of them, defining a point, for example, as lacking dimension. Division arises in the mind simply by negating existence. So the first thing we conceive is the existent, then―seeing that this existent is not that existent―we conceive division, thirdly unity, and fourthly plurality.

There is only one God. Firstly, God and his nature are identical: to be God is to be this individual God. In the same way, if to be a man was to be Socrates there would only be one man, just as there was only one Socrates. Moreover, God’s perfection is unlimited, so what could differentiate one God from another? Any extra perfection in one would be lacking in the other and that would make him imperfect. And finally, the world is one, and plurality can only produce unity incidentally insofar as it too is somehow one: the primary and non-incidental source of unity in the universe must himself be one. The one we count with measures only material things, not God: like all objects of mathematics, though defined without reference to matter, it can exist only in matter. But the unity of individuality common to everything that exists is a metaphysical property applying both to non-material things and to God. But what in God is a perfection has to be conceived by us, with our way of understanding things, as a lack: that is why we talk of God as lacking a body, lacking limits and lacking division. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,

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1. Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas ::: ((Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274))


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Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas
   INSTANCE OF=> theologian, theologist, theologizer, theologiser
     => scholar, scholarly person, bookman, student
       => intellectual, intellect
         => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
           => organism, being
             => living thing, animate thing
               => whole, unit
                 => object, physical object
                   => physical entity
                     => entity
           => causal agent, cause, causal agency
             => physical entity
               => entity
   INSTANCE OF=> saint
     => deity, divinity, god, immortal
       => spiritual being, supernatural being
         => belief
           => content, cognitive content, mental object
             => cognition, knowledge, noesis
               => psychological feature
                 => abstraction, abstract entity
                   => entity
   INSTANCE OF=> Doctor of the Church, Doctor
     => theologian, theologist, theologizer, theologiser
       => scholar, scholarly person, bookman, student
         => intellectual, intellect
           => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
             => organism, being
               => living thing, animate thing
                 => whole, unit
                   => object, physical object
                     => physical entity
                       => entity
             => causal agent, cause, causal agency
               => physical entity
                 => entity


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Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas
   INSTANCE OF=> theologian, theologist, theologizer, theologiser
   INSTANCE OF=> saint
   INSTANCE OF=> Doctor of the Church, Doctor




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Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas
  -> theologian, theologist, theologizer, theologiser
   => Church Father, Father of the Church, Father
   => Doctor of the Church, Doctor
   => eschatologist
   => futurist
   => presentist
   => preterist
   HAS INSTANCE=> Abelard, Peter Abelard, Pierre Abelard
   HAS INSTANCE=> Ambrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose
   HAS INSTANCE=> Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas
   HAS INSTANCE=> Arius
   HAS INSTANCE=> Arminius, Jacobus Arminius, Jacob Harmensen, Jakob Hermandszoon
   HAS INSTANCE=> Arnold of Brescia
   HAS INSTANCE=> Athanasius, Saint Athanasius, St. Athanasius, Athanasius the Great
   HAS INSTANCE=> Augustine, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, Augustine of Hippo
   HAS INSTANCE=> Barth, Karl Barth
   HAS INSTANCE=> Basil, St. Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, St. Basil the Great
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bede, Saint Bede, St. Bede, Baeda, Saint Baeda, St. Baeda, Beda, Saint Beda, St. Beda, the Venerable Bede
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bellarmine, Bellarmino, Cardinal Bellarmine, Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmine
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bonhoeffer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bultmann, Rudolf Bultmann, Rudolf Karl Bultmann
   HAS INSTANCE=> Calvin, John Calvin, Jean Cauvin, Jean Caulvin, Jean Chauvin
   HAS INSTANCE=> Duns Scotus, John Duns Scotus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Eck, Johann Eck, Johann Maier Eck, Johann Maier
   HAS INSTANCE=> Eckhart, Johannes Eckhart, Meister Eckhart
   HAS INSTANCE=> Edwards, Jonathan Edwards
   HAS INSTANCE=> Erasmus, Desiderius Erasmus, Gerhard Gerhards, Geert Geerts
   HAS INSTANCE=> Gregory, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzen
   HAS INSTANCE=> Hooker, Richard Hooker
   HAS INSTANCE=> Hopkins, Mark Hopkins
   HAS INSTANCE=> Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, St. Ignatius of Loyola, Loyola
   HAS INSTANCE=> Jansen, Cornelis Jansen, Cornelius Jansenius
   HAS INSTANCE=> Jerome, Saint Jerome, St. Jerome, Hieronymus, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus
   HAS INSTANCE=> John Chrysostom, St. John Chrysostom
   HAS INSTANCE=> Knox, John Knox
   HAS INSTANCE=> Luther, Martin Luther
   HAS INSTANCE=> Melanchthon, Philipp Melanchthon, Philipp Schwarzerd
   HAS INSTANCE=> Newman, John Henry Newman, Cardinal Newman
   HAS INSTANCE=> Niebuhr, Reinhold Niebuhr
   HAS INSTANCE=> Origen
   HAS INSTANCE=> Pusey, Edward Pusey, Edward Bouverie Pusey
   HAS INSTANCE=> Socinus, Faustus Socinus, Fausto Paolo Sozzini
   HAS INSTANCE=> Swedenborg, Svedberg, Emanuel Swedenborg, Emanuel Svedberg
   HAS INSTANCE=> Tertullian, Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Tillich, Paul Tillich, Paul Johannes Tillich
   HAS INSTANCE=> Watts, Isaac Watts
   HAS INSTANCE=> Wycliffe, John Wycliffe, Wickliffe, John Wickliffe, Wyclif, John Wyclif, Wiclif, John Wiclif
   HAS INSTANCE=> Zinzendorf, Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf
   HAS INSTANCE=> Zwingli, Ulrich Zwingli, Huldreich Zwingli
  -> saint
   => patron saint
   HAS INSTANCE=> Ambrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose
   HAS INSTANCE=> Andrew, Saint Andrew, St. Andrew, Saint Andrew the Apostle
   HAS INSTANCE=> Anselm, Saint Anselm, St. Anselm
   HAS INSTANCE=> Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas
   HAS INSTANCE=> Athanasius, Saint Athanasius, St. Athanasius, Athanasius the Great
   HAS INSTANCE=> Augustine, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, Augustine of Hippo
   HAS INSTANCE=> Basil, St. Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, St. Basil the Great
   HAS INSTANCE=> Becket, Thomas a Becket, Saint Thomas a Becket, St. Thomas a Becket
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bede, Saint Bede, St. Bede, Baeda, Saint Baeda, St. Baeda, Beda, Saint Beda, St. Beda, the Venerable Bede
   HAS INSTANCE=> Benedict, Saint Benedict, St. Benedict
   HAS INSTANCE=> Boniface, Saint Boniface, St. Boniface, Winfred, Wynfrith, Apostle of Germany
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bridget, Saint Bridget, St. Bridget, Brigid, Saint Brigid, St. Brigid, Bride, Saint Bride, St. Bride
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bruno, Saint Bruno, St. Bruno
   HAS INSTANCE=> Dominic, Saint Dominic, St. Dominic, Domingo de Guzman
   HAS INSTANCE=> Edward the Confessor, Saint Edward the Confessor, St. Edward the Confessor
   HAS INSTANCE=> Edward the Martyr, Saint Edward the Martyr, St. Edward the Martyr
   HAS INSTANCE=> Francis of Assisi, Saint Francis of Assisi, St. Francis of Assisi, Saint Francis, St. Francis, Giovanni di Bernardone
   HAS INSTANCE=> Gregory, Gregory I, Saint Gregory I, St. Gregory I, Gregory the Great
   HAS INSTANCE=> Gregory, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzen
   HAS INSTANCE=> Ignatius, Saint Ignatius, St. Ignatius
   HAS INSTANCE=> Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, St. Ignatius of Loyola, Loyola
   HAS INSTANCE=> Irenaeus, Saint Irenaeus, St. Irenaeus
   HAS INSTANCE=> James, Saint James, St. James, Saint James the Apostle, St. James the Apostle
   HAS INSTANCE=> Jerome, Saint Jerome, St. Jerome, Hieronymus, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus
   HAS INSTANCE=> John, Saint John, St. John, Saint John the Apostle, St. John the Apostle, John the Evangelist, John the Divine
   HAS INSTANCE=> John Chrysostom, St. John Chrysostom
   HAS INSTANCE=> John the Baptist, St. John the Baptist
   HAS INSTANCE=> Jude, Saint Jude, St. Jude, Judas, Thaddaeus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Lawrence, Saint Lawrence, St. Lawrence, Laurentius
   HAS INSTANCE=> Leo I, St. Leo I, Leo the Great
   HAS INSTANCE=> Louis IX, Saint Louis, St. Louis
   HAS INSTANCE=> Luke, Saint Luke, St. Luke
   HAS INSTANCE=> Mark, Saint Mark, St. Mark
   HAS INSTANCE=> Martin, St. Martin
   HAS INSTANCE=> Mary Magdalene, St. Mary Magdalene, Mary Magdalen, St. Mary Magdalen
   HAS INSTANCE=> Matthew, Saint Matthew, St. Matthew, Saint Matthew the Apostle, St. Matthew the Apostle, Levi
   HAS INSTANCE=> Nicholas, Saint Nicholas, St. Nicholas
   HAS INSTANCE=> Olaf II, Olav II, Saint Olaf, Saint Olav, St. Olaf, St. Olav
   HAS INSTANCE=> Paul, Saint Paul, St. Paul, Apostle Paul, Paul the Apostle, Apostle of the Gentiles, Saul, Saul of Tarsus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Peter, Simon Peter, Saint Peter, St. Peter, Saint Peter the Apostle, St. Peter the Apostle
   HAS INSTANCE=> Simon, St. Simon, Simon Zelotes, Simon the Zealot, Simon the Canaanite
   HAS INSTANCE=> Teresa of Avila, Saint Teresa of Avila
   HAS INSTANCE=> Thomas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, doubting Thomas, Thomas the doubting Apostle
   HAS INSTANCE=> Vitus, St. Vitus
  -> Doctor of the Church, Doctor
   HAS INSTANCE=> Ambrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose
   HAS INSTANCE=> Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas
   HAS INSTANCE=> Athanasius, Saint Athanasius, St. Athanasius, Athanasius the Great
   HAS INSTANCE=> Augustine, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, Augustine of Hippo
   HAS INSTANCE=> Basil, St. Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, St. Basil the Great
   HAS INSTANCE=> Bede, Saint Bede, St. Bede, Baeda, Saint Baeda, St. Baeda, Beda, Saint Beda, St. Beda, the Venerable Bede
   HAS INSTANCE=> Gregory, Gregory I, Saint Gregory I, St. Gregory I, Gregory the Great
   HAS INSTANCE=> Gregory, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzen
   HAS INSTANCE=> Irenaeus, Saint Irenaeus, St. Irenaeus
   HAS INSTANCE=> Jerome, Saint Jerome, St. Jerome, Hieronymus, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus
   HAS INSTANCE=> John Chrysostom, St. John Chrysostom




--- Grep of noun saint_thomas_aquinas
saint thomas aquinas



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