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Thomas Aquinas
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  • Thomas Aquinas was posthumously excommunicated, but later pronounced a saint.
  • In respect to the theology and general doctrine of the Poem, the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas is the main source from which Dante himself drew.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • I’m not equal to Thomas Aquinas and the fiftyfive reasons he has made out to prop it up.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Not very long after St. Thomas Aquinas, cracks began to appear in the unifying culture of Christianity.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

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  • To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • The real fun is working up hatred between those who say "mass" and those who say "holy communion" when neither party could possibly state the difference between, say, Hooker’s doctrine and Thomas Aquinas’, in any form which would hold water for five minutes.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • He consistently harked back to St. Thomas Aquinas, who had taken Plato and Aristotle and made them part of his medieval synthesis of Greek philosophy and Christian faith.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • So Mr. Casaubon’s patience held out further, and when after all it turned out that the head of Saint Thomas Aquinas would be more perfect if another sitting could be had, it was granted for the morrow.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • By comparison, sir, my life is far closer to that of St. Thomas Aquinas-
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The town would not have seemed strange to Thomas Aquinas,—but he to the town.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel

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  • But you’ll labor like Thomas Aquinas over a rat-dog’s pedigree.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Like Thomas Aquinas, they regarded trade in general—the basic commercial act of buying and selling for a profit without having altered or improved the product—as a despicable occupation.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Thomas Aquinas, as the result of a mystical experience while celebrating mass in Naples, put his pen and ink on the shelf and left the last chapters of his Summa Theologica to be completed by another hand.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The Middle Ages had St. Thomas Aquinas, who tried to build a bridge between Aristotle’s philosophy and Christian theology.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • And Thomas Aquinas is not fond of him.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • St. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas had already said something similar, namely, that man had a body like the animals and a soul like the angels.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Others, like Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, decided that there must be a God because every-thing must have a first cause.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The result of all was so far from displeasing to Mr. Casaubon, that he arranged for the purchase of the picture in which Saint Thomas Aquinas sat among the doctors of the Church in a disputation too abstract to be represented, but listened to with more or less attention by an audience above.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Well, one such current is Neo-Thomism, that is to say ideas which belong to the tradition of Thomas Aquinas.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • …and S. Columcille and S. Columba and S. Celestine and S. Colman and S. Kevin and S. Brendan and S. Frigidian and S. Senan and S. Fachtna and S. Columbanus and S. Gall and S. Fursey and S. Fintan and S. Fiacre and S. John Nepomuc and S. Thomas Aquinas and S. Ives of Brittany and S. Michan and S. Herman-Joseph and the three patrons of holy youth S. Aloysius Gonzaga and S. Stanislaus Kostka and S. John Berchmans and the saints Gervasius, Servasius and Bonifacius and S. Bride and S.…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "For then alone do we know God truly," writes Saint Thomas Aquinas, "when we believe that He is far above all that man can possibly think of God.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Sophie nodded, and the monk went on: "The greatest and most significant philosopher of this period was St. Thomas Aquinas, who lived from 1225 to 1274.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The respect was not diminished when Naumann, after drawing Will aside for a moment and looking, first at a large canvas, then at Mr. Casaubon, came forward again and said— "My friend Ladislaw thinks you will pardon me, sir, if I say that a sketch of your head would be invaluable to me for the St. Thomas Aquinas in my picture there.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS declares: "The name of being wise is reserved to him alone whose consideration is about the end of the universe, which end is also the beginning of the universe.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
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