41 Thomas Aquinas Quotes To Make You Think

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Thomas Aquinas is a saintly father in the church and a strong voice in the aspect of moral philosophy. There is no one who studied ethics (the knowledge and application of good and evil), natural law (a group of moral laws regarded as permanent and divine), metaphysics (that deals with concept such as being, knowing, identity, time, and space), and political theory (the study of concepts such as politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law, and the enforcement of laws) who has not studied Aquinas.

Aquinas which has now come to sound as his surname is actually a place in the province of Frosinone, in the Lazio region of Italy. So Thomas Aquinas basically says Thomas of Aquino. There are many who say that Thomas Aquinas’ greatest contribution is in claiming that reason only comes from God. The following Thomas Aquinas quotes would help you understand him better.

Thomas Aquinas Quotes

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

“Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.”

“We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterward we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.”

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”

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

“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.”

“Beware of the person of one book.”

“While injustice is the worst of sins, despair is the most dangerous; because when you are in despair you care neither about yourself nor about others.”

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

“The happy man in this life needs friends.”

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

“By nature, all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.”

More quotes

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

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

“The human mind may perceive truth only through thinking, as is clear from Augustine.”

“Wonder is the desire of knowledge.”

“Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.”

“Reason in man is rather like God in the world.”

“Nothing can be known, save what is true.”

Good morning quotes and sayings for you

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Rarely affirm, seldom deny, always distinguish.”

“Because we cannot know what God is, but only what He is not, we cannot consider how He is but only how He is not.”

“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.”

“Honor is due to God and to persons of great excellence as a sign of attestation of excellence already existing; not that honor makes them excellent.”

“Love follows knowledge.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

Conclusion: Thomas Aquinas quotes

“But a dauntless faith believes.”

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

“Further, nothing, except sin, is contrary to an act of virtue. But war is contrary to peace. Therefore war is always a sin.”

“Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.”

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

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

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

“God is never angry for His sake, only for ours.”

“Now in matters of action, the reason directs all things in view of the end.”

“If you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ because he himself is the way.”

“Maius est illuminare quam lucere solum.”

“Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution; justice without mercy is cruelty.”

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