11 Brilliantly Simple Quotes from St. Thomas Aquinas You Should Commit to Memory


On January 28th, we celebrate the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas. Dominican friar, philosopher, and Doctor of the Church, this man has a lot to teach us. Here are eleven short quotes to complete today in his memory.

Beware of the man (person) of one book” -or in Latin, “Hominem unius libri timeo

The things that we love tell us what we are.

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.

Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

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


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