Zitat des Tages von Thomas Aquinas:
In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.
Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.
Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love.
Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.
Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
Because of the diverse conditions of humans, it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people, as appropriate and suitable to them, while the same acts are immoral for others, as inappropriate to them.
It is possible to demonstrate God's existence, although not a priori, yet a posteriori from some work of His more surely known to us.
Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient.
If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way.
Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.
Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches.
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 to things made by his art.
The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.
A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
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.
Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.
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.
It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.
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.
To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
It is necessary to posit something which is necessary of itself, and has no cause of its necessity outside of itself but is the cause of necessity in other things. And all people call this thing God.
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.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
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.
Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.
By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.