"The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Thomas Aquinas on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Thomas Aquinas on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Thomas Aquinas on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Thomas Aquinas on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Thomas Aquinas on Oscar Wilde
"The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them."
"If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy."
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
"Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand."
"The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false."