Quotes by Saint Thomas Aquinas

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
This Blood that but one drop of has the power to win. All the world forgiveness of its world of sin.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet more apt for contemplation.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.
– Saint 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.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
– Saint 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.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Pray thee, spare, thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists on playful words or deeds. Therefore it becomes a wise and virtuous man to have recourse to such things at times.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas