portrait of Thomas Aquinas
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Quotes of the Day for 7 March 2002 – St Thomas Aquinas

Today is the traditional feast day of Saint Thomas Aquinas, who died on this day in 1274. He was a scholar, theologian, and philosopher - both in the modern sense and the older sense meaning scientist.

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The quotes:

We are like children, who stand in need of masters to enlighten us and direct us; and God has provided for this, by appointing his angels to be our teachers and guides.

Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand.

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.

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

Beware of the man of one book.
     - All quotes from Saint Thomas Aquinas, 1225 - 1274


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