St. Aquinas Quotes


23 St. Aquinas quotes:



"The things that we love tell us what we are."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Well-ordered self-love is right and natural."
"We are like children, who stand in need of masters to enlighten us and direct us; and God has provided for this, by appointing his angels to be our teachers and guides."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good...."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"And therefore the Philosopher [Aristotle] says in Metaphysics VI that good and evil, which are objects of the will, are in things, but truth and error, which are objects of the intellect, are in the mind."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments."
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"Far graver is it to corrupt the faith that is the life of the soul than to counterfeit the money that sustains temporal life."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"Beware the man of one book."
"Beware of the person of one book."
"But man is freer than all the animals, on account of his free-will, with which he is endowed above all other animals"
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Animals Quotes Free Will Quotes
"A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Choice Quotes Reason Quotes
"Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him"
"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."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Charity Quotes
"Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes Will And Will Power Quotes
"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"
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"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."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Philosophers And Philosophy Quotes Myths Quotes
"Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Men Quotes Reason Quotes
"It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes"
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passions"
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Mind Quotes



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