To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.
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.
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.
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.
Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
Thomas Aquinas — quotes and aphorisms
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.