Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Thomas Aquinas Quotes

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures. Thomas Aquinas

Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good. Thomas Aquinas

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man’s own will. Thomas Aquinas

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. Thomas Aquinas

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

God should not be called an individual substance, since the principal of individuation is matter. Thomas Aquinas

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

There is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved. Thomas Aquinas