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Thomas Aquinas Quotes


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It is possible to demonstrate God's existence, although not a priori, yet a posteriori from some work of His more surely known to us.

    Topics: God

Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.

    Topics: Good and Evil

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 about someone they know.

    Topics: Gossip

Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community.

    Topics: Government, Community

There is within every soul a thirst for happiness and meaning.

    Topics: Happiness

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.

    Topics: Happiness, Virtue

God destines us for an end beyond the grasp of reason.

    Topics: Heaven

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.

    Topics: Hell

Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches.

    Topics: Heresy

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.

    Topics: Heresy

Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.

    Topics: Justice, Circumstances

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

    Topics: Life, Men, Liberty

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