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Thomas Aquinas

Quote of Thomas Aquinas - To love is to will the...

Biography - Thomas Aquinas:

Italian Dominican friar, Catholic priest and Doctor of the Church.
Born: 1225 - Died: 1274
13th century
Place of birth: Italy

To love is to will the good of the other.



(French, German, Latin)

Aimer, c'est vouloir le bien de l'autre.

Lieben heißt: Jemandem Gutes tun wollen.

Amare est velle bonum alicui.

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One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

In the happiness of others I seek my own.

My happiness is to increase other people's. To be happy myself I need the happiness of all.

Quotes for: love


Quotes about love:

Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.

Love, love, all the rest is nothing.

We have need of morality only for want of love.

To live means to love, but above all, to love life.

Intelligence has value only in the service of love.

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Quotes for: good


Quotes for: good

The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.

Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.

Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.

To do good needs no consideration.

The best is the enemy of good.

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

Quotes for: others


Quotes about others:

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.

Let the other side be heard as well.
Seneca / 

The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.

Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.


Thomas Aquinas also said...

Conformity of the intellect to the things.

I fear the man of a single book.

For whatever we do or suffer for a friend is pleasant, because love is the principal cause of pleasure.

Nothing is in the intellect that was not first in the senses.

Everything evil is rooted in some good and everything false in some truth.

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