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Thomas Aquinas

 
 

Saint Thomas Aquinas
(1225 – 7 March 1274),
is a Doctor of the Church.
He was an Italian Dominican friar Roman Catholic priest,
who was an immensely influential
philosopher, theologian and jurist in the tradition.

He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology
and the father of Thomism.
His influence on Western thought is considerable,
and much of modern philosophy developed or opposed his ideas,
particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law,
metaphysics, and political theory.

Unlike many currents in the Church of the time, Thomas embraced several ideas put forward by Aristotle—whom he called "the Philosopher"—and attempted to synthesize Aristotelian philosophy with the principles of Christianity. The works for which he is best known are the Summa Theologica and the Summa contra Gentiles. His commentaries on Sacred Scripture and on Aristotle form an important part of his body of work. Furthermore, Thomas is distinguished for his eucharistic hymns, which form a part of the Church's liturgy. -WikiPedia

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That the saints may enjoy their beatitude
and the grace of God more abundantly
they are permitted to see
              the punishment of the damned in hell.
 
-Thomas Aquinas

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep,
             a bath and a glass of wine.
 
-Thomas Aquinas

              Beware of the person of one book.  -Thomas Aquinas

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


Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.