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Quotations by author » St. Thomas Aquinas
Scholastic philosopher and theologian, 1225-1274
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A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
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And therefore the Philosopher [Aristotle] says in Metaphysics VI that good and evil, which are objects of the will, are in things, but truth and error, which are objects of the intellect, are in the mind.
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As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power
Women
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.
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Beware of the person of one book.
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Beware the man of one book.
BooksMen
But man is freer than all the animals, on account of his free-will, with which he is endowed above all other animals
Men
By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.
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Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches
Church
Drink to the point of hilarity.
Drinking
Far graver is it to corrupt the faith that is the life of the soul than to counterfeit the money that sustains temporal life.
Spirituality
For loving draws us more to things than knowing does, since good is found by going to the thing, whereas the true is found when the thing comes to us
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Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Friendship
Give, expecting nothing thereof St
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Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good....
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Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.
Happiness
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
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If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever
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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.
War
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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