Thomas Aquinas Quotes and Sayings

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Thomas Aquinas Quotes and Sayings, best, wise

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

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

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.

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

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.

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.

Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas Quotes and Sayings, friendship, best

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.

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.

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

Thomas Aquinas Quotes and Sayings, wisdom, positive

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

Thomas Aquinas

Love is a binding force, by which another is joined to me and cherished by myself.

Thomas Aquinas