Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Feast of Thomas Aquinas


It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.

Beware of the person of one book.

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.


How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.

Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious.

To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.

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.














The things that we love tell us what we are.

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.





Wisdom: Saint Thomas Aquinas


Images:
Anschutz "Boys Playing with Crabs"
Bougereau "Compassion"
Bougereau "Charity"
Bussiere "Joan of Arc"
Benozzo di Lese di Sandro Gozzoli (1453-1478)"Triumph of St Thomas Aquinas"

3 comments:

Love2Learn Mom said...

Excellent quotes - thank you and happy feast day!!!

karitas said...

Beautiful quotes, beautiful images. But -- you only cite the art, you don't cite the words! Shall we take it that they are your own, quotable self?

Filia Dei said...

Clearly those words are Tom's not mine.

But, flattery does avail you, of what I'm not sure, but of something.