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Saint Thomas Aquinas
1225 - 1274
Nationality: Italian
Category: Theologian

All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.


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.


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


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.


Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.


The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.

    Topics: Courage

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.


Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.


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.


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


Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.


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.


There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

    Topics: Friendship

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.


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


Reason in man is rather like God in the world.


If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.


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.


Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

    Topics: Love

The things that we love tell us what we are.

    Topics: Love

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