Inspirational Thomas Aquinas Quotes

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Thomas Aquinas Quotes

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

“Wonder is the desire of knowledge.”
― Thomas Aquinas

“Beware the man of a single book.”
― Thomas Aquinas

“Obedience unites us so closely to God that it in a way transforms us into Him, so that we have no other will but His. If obedience is lacking, even prayer cannot be pleasing to God.”
― Thomas Aquinas

“I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it. I would hope to act with compassion without thinking of personal gain.”
― Thomas Aquinas

“The Study of philosophy is not that we may know what men have thought, but what the truth of things is. ”
― Thomas Aquinas

“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.”
― Thomas Aquinas

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

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

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

“Rarely affirm, seldom deny, always distinguish.”
― Thomas Aquinas

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

“We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.”
― Thomas Aquinas

“We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it.”
― Thomas Aquinas

“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.”
― 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?”
― Thomas Aquinas

“The soul is like an uninhabited world
that comes to life only when
God lays His head
against us.”
Thomas Aquinas

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