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       Thomas Aquinas
       Thomas Aquinas was an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, known as Doctor Angelicus and Doctor Communis.
       He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology, and the father of the Thomistic school of philosophy and theology. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy was conceived as a reaction against, or as an agreement with, his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law and political theory.
       The philosophy of Aquinas has exerted enormous influence on subsequent Christian theology, especially that of the Roman Catholic Church, extending to Western philosophy in general, where he stands as a vehicle and modifier of Aristotelianism, which he fused with the thought of Augustine.

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The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.

    Topics: Achievement, Excellence, Work

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

    Topics: Apathy

Beware of the person of one book.

    Topics: Books

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.

    Topics: Carnality, Happiness, Joy

Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient.

    Topics: Character

If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way.

    Topics: Christ

I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.

    Topics: Compassion

To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.

    Topics: Conversion, Leadership

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

    Topics: Courage, Endurance

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

    Topics: Discretion, Passion

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.

    Topics: Education, Knowledge

To teach in order to lead others to faith is the task of every preacher and of each believer.

    Topics: Evangelism

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