Thomas Aquinas Quotes

Most popular Thomas Aquinas Quotes

Beware of the man of one book.
— Thomas Aquinas

books

An unjust law is no law at all.
— Thomas Aquinas
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
— Thomas Aquinas

love

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

friendship

Charity, by which God and neighbor are loved, is the most perfect friendship.

charity

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
— Thomas Aquinas

justice morals

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

faith hope

Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community.
— Thomas Aquinas

law

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

faith

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
— Thomas Aquinas
Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
— Thomas Aquinas

justice

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.

artists

Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable, and more full of joy.
— Thomas Aquinas
Art is simply a right method of doing things.  The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.

excellence

There are certain things which can exist but do not, and others which do exist. Those which can be are said to exist in potency, whereas those which are, are said to exist in act.
— Thomas Aquinas
He who enters religion does not make profession to be perfect, but he professes to endeavor to attain perfection; even as he who enters the schools does not profess to have knowledge, but to study in order to acquire knowledge.

religion