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SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS
Italian theologian and philosopher
(1225 - 1274)
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A man of one book.
  [Lat., Homo unius libri.]
      - [Books]

For loving draws us more to things than knowing does, since good is found by going to the thing, whereas the true is found when the thing comes to us.
      - [Love]

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.
      - [Punishment]

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
      - [Humor]

Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
      - [Justice]

Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community.
      - [Law]

Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.
      - [Possession]

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

Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passions.
      - [Temperance]

Concerning perfect blessed ness which consists in a vision of God.
  [Lat., Circa beatitudinem perfectam, quae in Dei visione consistit.]
      - Summa Theologie,
        probably the origin of the phrase "beatific vision"
        [Visions]


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