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quote by Thomas Aquinas: Grace renders us like God and a partaker of the divine nature. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Grace renders us like God and a partaker of the divine nature.

--Thomas Aquinas

quote by Thomas Aquinas: There can be no joy in living without joy in work. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

There can be no joy in living without joy in work.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution; justice without mercy is cruelty. with background image: photo of brown parquet
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Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution; justice without mercy is cruelty.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: A song is the exultation of the mind dwelling on eternal things, bursting forth in the voice. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

A song is the exultation of the mind dwelling on eternal things, bursting forth in the voice.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: There is, therefore, a more perfect intellectual life in the angels. In them the intellect does not proceed to self-knowledge from anything exterior, but knows itself through itself. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

There is, therefore, a more perfect intellectual life in the angels. In them the intellect does not proceed to self-knowledge from anything exterior, but knows itself through itself.

--Thomas Aquinas

quote by Thomas Aquinas: Angels transcend every religion, every philosophy, every creed. In fact Angels have no religion as we know it... Their existence precedes every religious system that has ever existed on Earth. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Angels transcend every religion, every philosophy, every creed. In fact Angels have no religion as we know it... Their existence precedes every religious system that has ever existed on Earth.

--Thomas Aquinas

quote by Thomas Aquinas: Baptism is the door of the spiritual life and the gateway to the sacraments. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Baptism is the door of the spiritual life and the gateway to the sacraments.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Likewise grace and glory are referred to the same genus, since grace is nothing other than a certain first beginning of glory in us. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Likewise grace and glory are referred to the same genus, since grace is nothing other than a certain first beginning of glory in us.

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quote by Thomas Aquinas: To love God is something greater than to know Him. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

To love God is something greater than to know Him.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Peace is the work of justice indirectly, in so far as justice removes the obstacles to peace; but it is the work of charity (love) directly, since charity, according to its very notion, causes peace. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Peace is the work of justice indirectly, in so far as justice removes the obstacles to peace; but it is the work of charity (love) directly, since charity, according to its very notion, causes peace.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Reason in man is rather like God in the world. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Reason in man is rather like God in the world.

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quote by Thomas Aquinas: Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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

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quote by Thomas Aquinas: 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. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: 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. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: 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. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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.

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quote by Thomas Aquinas: It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.

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quote by Thomas Aquinas: By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: 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. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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

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quote by Thomas Aquinas: Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.

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quote by Thomas Aquinas: Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: The things that we love tell us what we are. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

The things that we love tell us what we are.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has its origin in the Spirit. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: 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. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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

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quote by Thomas Aquinas: Beware of the person of one book. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Beware of the person of one book.

--Thomas Aquinas

quote by Thomas Aquinas: 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. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.

--Thomas Aquinas

quote by Thomas Aquinas: Well-ordered self-love is right and natural. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.

--Thomas Aquinas

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