Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

January 28, 2009

Several brief thoughts from St. Thomas, culled from Josef Pieper’s The Human Wisdom of St. Thomas: A Breviary of Philosophy:

  • Being itself is like goodness.  Good and Being are convertible ideas. (Ver. 21, 3.)
  • Union with the body belongs to the essence of the soul. (Un. int.)
  • Evil produces no effect except in virtue of some good. (Mal. 12, 1 ad 10.)
  • The virtue of chastity prepares man best for contemplation. (S.T. II-II, 180, 2 ad 3.)
  • Everything that strives after its own perfection tends towards likeness to God. (C.G. 3, 21.)
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