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 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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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on day, god, heart, inspiration, learning, listening, love, people, and women

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 (c. 1225 - 1274)

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on god, reason, and world

Reason in man is rather like God in the world.

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

Source: Opuscule II De Regno

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on action, death, direction, and life

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 (c. 1225 - 1274)

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