Rarely affirm, seldom deny, always distinguish.
Wonder is the desire of knowledge.
Love follows knowledge.
Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.
I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it. I would hope
to act with compassion without thinking of personal gain.
The study of philosophy is not that we may know what men have thought, but what the truth of things is.
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.
Quotes by Thomas Aquinas
- How ready are you to distinguish rather than to affirm and deny?
- How can you cultivate your wonder and awe?
- How important for you is it to establish truths?