Thomas Aquinas

1225 – 1274
Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis.
Thomas Aquinas

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To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary

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

January 27, 1225 – 1274
Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis.

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

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There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
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Thomas Aquinas

January 27, 1225 – 1274
Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis.

Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans

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Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives compassion right out of our hearts.
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Thomas Aquinas

January 27, 1225 – 1274
Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis.

The things that we love tell us what we are

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The things that we love tell us what we are.
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Thomas Aquinas

January 27, 1225 – 1274
Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis.

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep

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

January 27, 1225 – 1274
Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis.

The soul is like an uninhabited worldthat comes to life

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The soul is like an uninhabited worldthat comes to life only whenGod lays His headagainst us.
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Thomas Aquinas

January 27, 1225 – 1274
Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis.

Better to illuminate than merely to shine

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

January 27, 1225 – 1274
Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis.

Wonder is the desire of knowledge

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Wonder is the desire of knowledge.
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Thomas Aquinas

January 27, 1225 – 1274
Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis.

Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason

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Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.
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Thomas Aquinas

January 27, 1225 – 1274
Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis.
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