Tommaso d'Aquino, OP, also known as Thomas Aquinas, was an Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest who was an immensely influential philosopher, theologian and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the "Doctor Angelicus" and "Doctor Communis". He is heralded as the most influential Western medieval legal scholar and theologist. "Aquinas" is from the county of Aquino, an area where his family held land until 1137... (wikipedia)
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
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.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
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.
The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.