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Quotes By Saint Thomas Aquinas

Nationality
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DOB
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1225
DOD
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7-03-1274

Theologian Saint Thomas Aquinas was born in 1225 AD. An Italian citizen, Saint Thomas Aquinas was born in Italy. Saint Thomas Aquinas was 49 years old when he died on 7th March 1274 AD. In his life Saint Thomas Aquinas was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.

- Saint 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

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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.

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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.

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

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