Saint Thomas Aquinas

c. 1225 - 1274

A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on wonder and knowledge

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas

Give, expecting nothing there of.

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on spirit

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on diversity, observation, questions, sacred, salvation, teaching, and truth

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 (c. 1225 - 1274)

Source: Summa Theologica

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on authority, intention, justice, order, and war

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 (c. 1225 - 1274)

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on books

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Beware of the man of one book.

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on difficulty

Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious.

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on faith

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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.

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on faith and hope

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on community, good, laws, and reason

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

Source: Summa Theologica

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