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St. Thomas Aquinas
Summa Theologica

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perfects

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1 1, 1 | does not destroy nature but perfects it, ~natural reason should 2 1, 9 | of form, because the form perfects the ~whole potentiality 3 1, 14 | itself. Inasmuch as the form perfects the matter by giving it ~ 4 1, 60 | because the one rectitude perfects the other; even so the truth ~ 5 1, 62 | whereof is because grace perfects nature according to the 6 1, 66 | other thing. Hence this form perfects this matter in ~such a way 7 1, 70 | forms, since their form perfects their matter entirely, which ~ 8 1, 76 | remaining one and the same, it perfects matter according ~to the 9 1, 76 | Now the substantial form ~perfects not only the whole, but 10 1, 61 | because the one rectitude perfects the other; even so the truth ~ 11 1, 63 | whereof is because grace perfects nature according to the 12 1, 67 | other thing. Hence this form perfects this matter in ~such a way 13 1, 71 | forms, since their form perfects their matter entirely, which ~ 14 1, 75 | remaining one and the same, it perfects matter according ~to the 15 1, 75 | Now the substantial form ~perfects not only the whole, but 16 1, 81 | perfect. But the habit which perfects the ~will - namely, charity - 17 1, 92 | image," or again, as it perfects the idea ~of "image."~Aquin.: 18 1, 105 | intellect and ~will, and perfects unto the end of the intellect 19 1, 107 | cleanses, enlightens, and ~perfects. Therefore there is no distinction 20 1, 107 | order; whilst that which perfects is ~from grace which depends 21 2, 3 | consists ~not in that which perfects the intellect by some participation, 22 2, 4 | says (Ethic. x, 4) "delight perfects ~operation as vigor perfects 23 2, 4 | perfects ~operation as vigor perfects youth," because it is a 24 2, 15 | delight follows action, and perfects it, just as ~beauty perfects 25 2, 15 | perfects it, just as ~beauty perfects youth" [*oion tois akmaiois 26 2, 15 | hora}--as youthful vigor ~perfects a man in his prime] (Ethic. 27 2, 28 | one that preserves ~and perfects.~Aquin.: SMT FS Q[28] A[ 28 2, 28 | love of a suitable good perfects and betters the lover; but ~ 29 2, 31 | is ~delighted; since it "perfects operation," as stated in 30 2, 33 | reason?~(4) Whether pleasure perfects operation?~Aquin.: SMT FS 31 2, 33 | Para. 1/1~Whether pleasure perfects operation?~Aquin.: SMT FS 32 2, 33 | OBJ 2: Further, nothing perfects itself or its cause. But 33 2, 33 | 3: Further, if pleasure perfects operation, it does so either 34 2, 33 | Ethic. x, 4) that "pleasure ~perfects operation."~Aquin.: SMT 35 2, 33 | I answer that, Pleasure perfects operation in two ways. First, 36 2, 33 | Ethic. ~x, 4) that "pleasure perfects operation . . . as some 37 2, 33 | Ethic. x, 4) that "pleasure perfects ~operation, not as a physician 38 2, 33 | pleasure, while pleasure ~perfects operation by way of final 39 2, 34 | Reply OBJ 3: Since pleasure perfects operation as its end, as 40 2, 37 | Ethic. x, 4) that "pleasure ~perfects action," whereas on the 41 2, 54 | proportion with that which it perfects. Hence, ~just as a power, 42 2, 56 | perfection is in that which it ~perfects. Secondly, from the fact 43 2, 56 | 6). But the habit which perfects the ~intellect does not 44 2, 56 | Whence the habit, which perfects the intellect in regard 45 2, 56 | answer that, Since the habit perfects the power in reference to 46 2, 57 | Consequently a virtue which perfects the will, as charity or 47 2, 57 | wherefore the habit that perfects the ~intellect for the consideration 48 2, 57 | matter, it is "science" which perfects the ~intellect. Wherefore 49 2, 57 | property of a virtue that ~perfects the appetite, but only as 50 2, 57 | due end by a virtue ~which perfects the soul in the appetitive 51 2, 57 | Consequently, that virtue which ~perfects the command, viz. prudence, 52 2, 57 | viz. "{eustochia}," which perfects ~counsel; and "{synesis}" 53 2, 57 | counsel, but because it perfects ~the latter act by means 54 2, 58 | that habit alone which ~perfects the appetitive faculty: 55 2, 58 | principles. Accordingly if it perfects man's speculative or ~practical 56 2, 58 | intellectual virtue: whereas if it perfects his appetite, it will be 57 2, 59 | answer that, Moral virtue perfects the appetitive part of the 58 2, 63 | AA[3],4), man's virtue perfects him in relation to ~good. 59 2, 64 | sense, ~since moral virtue perfects not the act of reason, but 60 2, 64 | Now theological virtue perfects both ~intellect and appetite, 61 2, 65 | outcome of charity which perfects the will: since every right ~ 62 2, 66 | reason. Hence prudence ~which perfects the reason, surpasses in 63 2, 66 | then moral virtue, ~which perfects the appetite, whose function 64 2, 66 | substance in so far as it perfects substance in some ~accidental 65 2, 67 | of ~glory. Because hope perfects the human appetite in a 66 2, 67 | remain. For moral ~virtue perfects the appetite, not only in 67 2, 68 | conveys the notion that it perfects man in ~relation to well-doing, 68 2, 68 | OBJ 3: Further, knowledge perfects man's judgment, while counsel ~ 69 2, 69 | correspond ~to piety, which perfects man in his relations to 70 2, 74 | of moral ~virtue, which perfects the appetitive power, is 71 2, 74 | act of prudence, which perfects the rational power; and 72 2, 76 | excludes knowledge which perfects the ~reason. Therefore ignorance 73 2, 79 | effects of grace, which ~both perfects the intellect by the gift 74 2, 111 | by ~cooperating with us, perfects what He began by operating 75 2, 111 | operating in us, since He ~who perfects by cooperation with such 76 2, 113 | of free-will. But wisdom perfects the intellect which ~precedes 77 2, 1 | contrary, No virtue that perfects the intellect is related 78 2, 1 | Now faith is a virtue that perfects the ~intellect, as we shall 79 2, 1 | doing. ~Therefore, as faith perfects the intellect, whereas hope 80 2, 8 | kind of gift of virtue that perfects a ~power, we may distinguish 81 2, 17 | 1/1~Reply OBJ 2: Charity perfects the will sufficiently with 82 2, 18 | not only begins but also perfects wisdom, whereby we love 83 2, 25 | 1~OBJ 2: Further, grace perfects nature. But parents naturally 84 2, 47 | four things whereby a man perfects his memory. First, when 85 2, 57 | On the other hand justice perfects the will solely in the point ~ 86 2, 132 | inclination, but on ~the contrary perfects it, as stated above (Q[108], 87 2, 135 | rather of ~prudence which perfects the reason.~Aquin.: SMT 88 2, 137 | Fortitude, as a virtue, perfects the mind in the endurance ~ 89 2, 143 | beside man's reason which perfects his nature. Even virtue 90 2, 169 | abiding and complete form, perfects the intellect chiefly to ~ 91 2, 175 | instrument; ~but He it is Who perfects the work within. Hence Gregory 92 2, 179 | enlightens, cleanses, and perfects" [*Coel. Hier. iii, viii] ~ 93 3, 2 | difference," - i.e. ~which perfects the specific definition. 94 3, 2 | to the body, and formally perfects it, so that one nature springs ~ 95 3, 2 | with the nobler form which perfects the species, is more noble 96 3, 2 | is itself the form which perfects.~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[2] A[2] 97 3, 5 | does not dim, rather it perfects the light of the body ~illuminated - 98 3, 17 | the cause, inasmuch as it perfects human nature by informing 99 3, 23 | one." And this likeness perfects the adoption: ~for to those 100 3, 59 | to habitual grace, which ~perfects Christ's soul. But although 101 3, 62 | of the virtues and ~gifts perfects the soul sufficiently, both 102 3, 62 | considered ~in itself, perfects the essence of the soul, 103 3, 62 | of the virtues and gifts perfects the essence and ~powers 104 3, 62 | Joan.), the Divine Word perfects ~the sacrament "not because 105 3, 64 | the former intention ~that perfects the sacrament, while the 106 3, 64 | but not as to the latter, perfects the ~sacrament indeed, but 107 3, 65 | than all the others and perfects them.~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[65] 108 3, 65 | in a sense ~Confirmation perfects Baptism; Extreme Unction 109 3, 65 | Baptism; Extreme Unction perfects Penance; while ~Matrimony, 110 3, 67 | Who, ~since He is one, perfects His work by means of one 111 3, 72 | 2: Further, Confirmation perfects, in a way, the sacrament 112 3, 72 | And then this sacrament perfects the effects of ~Penance, 113 3, 72 | forehead. For this sacrament perfects Baptism, as stated above ( 114 3, 84 | the Eucharist the priest perfects the sacrament by ~merely 115 Suppl, 15| the agent of anything, but perfects him: so that the deprivation ~ 116 Suppl, 20| cleanses, ~enlightens or perfects a higher angel. Therefore 117 Suppl, 47| consent. But that which ~perfects a sin cannot be compulsory, 118 Suppl, 59| person does not dissolve but ~perfects the marriage. Wherefore, 119 Suppl, 64| order of ~charity which perfects nature. And therefore, since 120 Suppl, 76| the part ~inasmuch as it perfects the matter, and the form 121 Suppl, 77| although the rational soul perfects both parts, ~it does not 122 Suppl, 93| as the works which Christ perfects in us bear witness to ~His


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