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Thomas Aquinas

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

— Thomas Aquinas

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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

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The things that we love tell us what we are.

— Thomas Aquinas

#tell #things #us

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.

— Thomas Aquinas

#any #becomes #catholic #dogma #faith

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

— Thomas Aquinas

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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

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

— Thomas Aquinas

#alleviated #bath #glass #good #sleep

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

— Thomas Aquinas

#hand #hope #seen #things

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

— Thomas Aquinas

#knowledge #leaves #off #takes #up

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

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Thomas is held in the Roman Catholic Church to be the model teacher for those studying for the priesthood and indeed the highest expression of both natural reason and speculative theology. there must be a superlative which is the truest and noblest thing and so most fully existing. On the part of the Church however there is mercy which looks to the conversion of the wanderer wherefore Thomas Aquinas condemns not at once but "after the first and second admonition" as the Apostle directs: after that if he is yet stubborn the Church no longer hoping for his conversion looks to the salvation of others by excommunicating him and separating him from the Church and furthermore delivers him to the secular tribunal to be exterminated thereby from the world by death.

" He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology and the father of Thomism. His influence on Western thought is considerable and much of modern philosophy was conceived in development or refutation of his ideas particularly in the areas of ethics natural law metaphysics and political theory. The study of his works according to papal and magisterial documents is a core of the required program of study for those seeking ordination as priests or deacons as well as for those in religious formation and for other students of the sacred disciplines (Catholic philosophy theology history liturgy and canon law).

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