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Thomas Aquinas Quotes


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Reason in man is rather like God in the world.

    Topics: Reasoning

Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason.

    Topics: Salvation, Truth

There is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved.

    Topics: Salvation

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.

    Topics: Salvation

To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.

    Topics: Success, Work

As a matter of honor, one man owes it to another to manifest the truth.

    Topics: Truth

All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has its origin in the Spirit.

    Topics: Truth

Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.

    Topics: Truth

Because of the diverse conditions of humans, it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people, as appropriate and suitable to them, while the same acts are immoral for others, as inappropriate to them.

    Topics: Virtue, Immorality

Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.

    Topics: Virtue, Passion

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.

    Topics: War, Authority

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