Thomas Aquinas quotes

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

Thomas Aquinas

“Beware the man of one book.”

Thomas Aquinas

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

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

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

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

“Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.”

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

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

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

“Rarely affirm, seldom deny, always distinguish.”

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

“The person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches.”

Thomas Aquinas

“The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.”

Thomas Aquinas

“The things that we love tell us what we are.”

Thomas Aquinas

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

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

“To convert somebody, go and take them by the hand and guide them.”

Thomas Aquinas

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

Thomas Aquinas

“Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient.”

Thomas Aquinas

“Wonder is the desire for knowledge.”

Thomas Aquinas