Thomas Aquinas Quotes (47) Spiritual Sayings

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About the Author: Thomas Aquinas, (born. 1225 – 7 March 1274), also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino,
was an Italian Dominican priest, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the "Dumb Ox", "Angelic Doctor", "Doctor
Communis", and "Doctor Universalis". "Aquinas" is the demonym of Aquino: Thomas came from one of the noblest families of the Kingdom of Naples; his parents held the titles "Count of Aquino" and "Countess of Teano."  He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology, and the father of Thomism. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy was conceived in development or refutation of his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and
political theory.  See website for more info - http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aquinas/
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“Beware the man of a single book.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“The soul is like an uninhabited world
that comes to life only when
God lays His head
against us.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Better to illuminate than merely to shine to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“The Study of philosophy is not that we may know what men have thought, but what the truth of things is. ”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Give us, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy affection may drag downwards; give us an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out; give us an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow upon us also, O Lord our God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Wonder is the desire of knowledge.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives compassion right out of our hearts.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“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?”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“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.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it. I would hope to act with compassion without thinking of personal gain.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“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.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“There must be must be a first mover existing above all – and this we call God.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Obedience unites us so closely to God that it in a way transforms us into Him, so that we have no other will but His.
If obedience is lacking, even prayer cannot be pleasing to God.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Grant, O Lord my God, that I may never fall away in success or in failure; that I may not be prideful in prosperity nor dejected in adversity. Let me rejoice only in what unites us and sorrow only in what separates us. May I strive to please no one or fear to displease anyone except Yourself. May I see always the things that are eternal and never those that are only temporal. May I shun any joy that is without You and never seek any that is beside You. O Lord, may I delight in any work I do for You and tire of any rest that is apart from You. My God, let me direct my heart towards You, and in my failings, always repent with a purpose of amendment.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“For those with faith, no evidence is necessary; for those without it, no evidence will suffice.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“The happy man in this life needs friends.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“It is not theft, properly speaking, to take secretly and use another's property in a case of extreme need: because that which he takes for the support of his life becomes his own property by reason of that need”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Love follows knowledge.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Rarely affirm, seldom deny, always distinguish.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Man has free choice, or otherwise counsels, exhortations, commands, prohibitions, rewards and punishments would be in vain. ”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“A song is the exultation of the mind dwelling on eternal things, bursting forth in the voice.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“The things that we love tell us what we are.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“It is necessary for the perfection of human society that there should be men who devote their lives to contemplation.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Since faith rests upon infallible truth, and since the contrary of a truth can never be demonstrated, it is clear that the arguments brought against faith cannot be demonstrations, but are difficulties that can be answered.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“The human mind may perceive truth only through thinking, as is clear from Augustine.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

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“I receive Thee ransom of my soul. For love of Thee have I studied and kept vigil toiled preached and taught…”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“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.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“The blessed in the kingdom of heaven will see the punishments of the damned, in order that their bliss be more delightful for them.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“The existence of a prime mover- nothing can move itself; there must be a first mover. The first mover is called God.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“There would not be a perfect likeness of God in the universe if all things were of one grade of being.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“God loves his creatures, and he loves each one the more, the more it shares his own goodness, which is the first and primary object of his love. Therefore he wants the desires of his rational creatures to be fulfilled because they share most perfectly of all creatures the goodness of god.

And his will is an accomplisher of things because he is the cause of things by his will. So it belongs to the divine goodness to fulfill the desires of rational creatures which are put to him in prayer.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Nothing which implies contradiction falls under the omnipotence of God.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

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“It must be said that charity can, in no way, exist along with mortal sin.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas: Disputed Questions Virtues

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“The truth can be perceived only through thinking, as is proven by Augustine.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

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“In the old law, God was praised both with musical instruments, and human voices. But the church does not use musical instruments to praise God, lest she should seem to judaize.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

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“Pipes are not to be used for teaching, nor any artificial instruments, as the harp, or the like: but whatsoever will make the hearers good men.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

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“The Stone is one, the Medicine is one, to which we add nothing, only in the preparation removing superfluities.”
― St. Thomas Aquinas

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