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Thomas Aquinas
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Philosophical texts; selected and translated with notes and an introd (1951 edition)
Thomas Aquinas
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"Aquinas: Selected Political Writings", translated by J. G. Dawson, Basil Blackwell, Oxford (1954), p. 55
Thomas Aquinas
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Summa Theologica, I-II, q. 2, art. 5. The quote above could be considered a paraphrase. This is a translation closer to the original meaning: "Hence a captain does not intend as a last end, the preservation of the ship entrusted to him, since a ship is ordained to something else as its end, viz. to navigation."
Thomas Aquinas
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In Latin: "Pange, lingua, gloriosi / Corporis mysterium / Sanguinisque pretiosi, / Quem in mundi pretium / Fructus ventris generosi / Rex effudit gentium." - From: Pange, Lingua (hymn for Vespers on the Feast of Corpus Christi), stanza 1
Thomas Aquinas
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Variant translation: "The good bear with the wicked by patience in sustaining the wrongs done them personally to the extent required; they do not bear with them to the point of allowing wrongs against God or neighbour." - Summa Theologica (1265–1274), Part II, Q. 108, Art. 1


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Thomas Aquinas
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Born: 1225

Died: 1274 (aged 49)

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Theologian, priest, philosopher

Bio: Saint Thomas Aquinas, also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominican priest of the Roman Catholic Church, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the Doctor Angelicus, Doctor Communis, or Doctor Universalis.

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