Quotes by Thomas Aquinas

Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is tha t every h ...

Thomas Aquinas love hate

Future contingents cannot be certain to us, because we know them as such. They can be certain only to God whose understanding is i n eternit ...

Thomas Aquinas certainty future the contingency

Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wi ...

Thomas Aquinas conscience sin

To disparage the dictate of reason is equivalent to contemning the command of God. ...

Thomas Aquinas reason God

Mistakes are made on two counts: an argument is either based on error or incorrectly developed. ...

Thomas Aquinas errors

The soul, which is the first principle of life, is not a body, but the act of a body; just as heat, which is the principle of cale faction, ...

Thomas Aquinas body soul

Even if it is given that someone understands the name 'God' to signify what is said, namely, 'that than which a greater cannot be conceived, ...

Thomas Aquinas God concept of understanding

Good and evil are essential differences of the act of the will. For good and evil pertain essentially to the will; just as truth a nd falseh ...

Thomas Aquinas evil good

It is necessary to posit something which is necessary of itself, and has no cause of its necessity outside of itself but is the ca use of ne ...

Thomas Aquinas God proof of necessity

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 t o things ...

Thomas Aquinas cause knowledge God

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