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Thomas Aquinas Quotes
“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.”
The Thomas Aquinas' quote says there is nothing more valuable than true friendship.
Friendship is something fundamental to our lives. We must have at least one person we can trust and support us.
However, many people confuse friendship with mere connections. Connections are people we can go out for pizza with, who attend the same class or school as us, but nothing more. On the other hand, friendship is an extra element of mere connections. What determines a friendship is mutual trust and mutual help. There is no falsehood in friendship.
So we need to find someone with whom we can confide in difficult times and have fun in good times because finding such a person improves us and makes us happier.
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.”
“If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.”
“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.”
“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.”
“Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.”
“Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.”
“Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.”
“Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.”
“The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.”