Thomas Aquinas Sayings and Quotes

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

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

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.     

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

Baptism is not to be conferred on a man who is unwilling to give up his other sins, so neither should Baptism be given to one who is unwilling to renounce his unbelief. Nevertheless, each of them receives the Sacrament if it is conferred on him, although not unto salvation.     

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.     

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

The Study of philosophy is not that we may know what men have thought, but what the truth of things is.     

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.     

Thomas Aquinas

The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.     

Thomas Aquinas

Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily equivalent to distinctions in reality.      

Thomas Aquinas

Theology is taught by God, teaches God, and leads to God.     

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

There must be must be a first mover existing above all – and this we call God.     

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.     

Thomas Aquinas

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.     

Thomas Aquinas

The proper task of the Savior is that he is a savior; indeed, for this he came into the world: to seek and save what was lost.     

Thomas Aquinas

Charity brings to life again those who are spiritually dead.     

Thomas Aquinas

The celestial bodies are the cause of all that takes place in the sublunar world.       

Thomas Aquinas

The proper task of the Savior is that he is a savior; indeed, for this he came into the world: to seek and save what was lost.     

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

A thing is lovable according as it is good. But God is infinite good. Therefore He is infinitely lovable.     

Thomas Aquinas

To love is to will the good of the other.     

Thomas Aquinas

The Angel's bread is made the Bread of man today.     

Thomas Aquinas