"To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin."
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."Thomas Aquinas on Carl Jung
"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."Thomas Aquinas on Robert H. Schuller
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."Thomas Aquinas on Napoleon Hill
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."Thomas Aquinas on Helen Keller
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"Thomas Aquinas on William Shakespeare
"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."
"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."