Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, 2010

January 28, 2010

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

  • Since the soul is only a part of human nature, it does not possess its natural perfection except in union with the body. (Spir. creat. 2 ad 5.)
  • A devil knows the nature of human thought better than a man does. (Mal. 16, 8 ad 7.)
  • Wherever there is intellectual knowledge, there is also free will. (ST I, 59, 3.)
  • 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. (Praec.car. (princ.))
  • The nature of virtue lies in good more than in difficulty. (ST II-II, 123, 12 ad 2.)

Last year’s batch.

3 Responses to “Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, 2010”

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  2. Nick Milne Says:

    I was going to comment on this, but I think free ads uk’s trenchant insights have really cut to the heart of the matter in a way I could never hope to match. I salute him.

  3. cburrell Says:

    A wise man knows both when to speak and when to be silent so that others may speak. You wax greatly in wisdom, Nick.

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