St. Aquinas Quotes


23 St. Aquinas quotes:



"Beware the man of one book."
"Beware of the person of one book."
"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
"Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures"
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Joy Quotes
"Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passions"
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Choice Quotes Reason 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
"Love takes up where knowledge leaves off."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine"
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Sleep Quotes
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him"
"The things that we love tell us what we are."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good...."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments."
"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
"Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason."
Author: Aquinas Quotes Category: Men Quotes Reason 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



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