Here is a primary source for those wishing to delve deeper into the silence of their hearts. Be careful what you let into your mind, it may transform you or corrupt you.

Here are a few quotes from St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P.

“We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both, have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“Nothing created has ever been able to fill the heart of man. God alone can fill it infinitely.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives compassion right out of our hearts.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“It is only God who creates. Man merely rearranges.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“God has no need for our worship. It is we who need to show our gratitude for what we have received.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“Give us, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy affection may drag downwards; give us an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out; give us an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow upon us also, O Lord our God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ because He Himself is the way.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“A man’s heart is right when he wills what God wills.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“To love God is something greater than to know Him.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“When the devil is called the god of this world, it is not because he made it, but because we serve him with our worldliness.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“Mary means Star of the sea, for as mariners are guided to port by the ocean star, so Christians attain to glory through Mary’s maternal intercession.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

“There is within every soul a thirst for happiness and meaning.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

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