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 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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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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