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St. Thomas Aquinas
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1 1, 2 | presupposes nature, and perfection supposes something that 2 1, 2 | goodness, and every other perfection; ~and this we call God.~ 3 1, 3 | we shall discuss (2) His perfection; (3) His infinity; ~(4) 4 1, 3 | matter and form owes its perfection and goodness to its form; ~ 5 1, 3 | in many things. But the perfection of divine goodness is found ~ 6 1, 4 | 4] Out. Para. 1/2 - THE PERFECTION OF GOD (THREE ARTICLES)~ 7 1, 4 | we treat next of God's ~perfection. Now because everything 8 1, 4 | speak first of the divine perfection; secondly of the ~divine 9 1, 4 | 1/1~OBJ 1: It seems that perfection does not belong to God. 10 1, 4 | nothing of the mode of its perfection.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[4] A[1] 11 1, 4 | whether this be by way of perfection or not.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[ 12 1, 4 | First, because whatever perfection exists ~in an effect must 13 1, 4 | within ~Himself the whole perfection of being. For it is clear 14 1, 4 | thing has not the whole perfection of heat, this is because 15 1, 4 | participated in its full perfection; but if this heat were ~ 16 1, 4 | being itself, nothing of the perfection ~of being can be wanting 17 1, 4 | perfections are included ~in the perfection of being; for things are 18 1, 4 | follows therefore that the ~perfection of no one thing is wanting 19 1, 4 | because nothing of the ~perfection of being can be wanting 20 1, 5 | for all ~desire their own perfection. But everything is perfect 21 1, 5 | But goodness signifies perfection which is ~desirable; and 22 1, 5 | consequently of ultimate perfection. Hence that which has ~ultimate 23 1, 5 | that which has ~ultimate perfection is said to be simply good; 24 1, 5 | which has not the ~ultimate perfection it ought to have (although, 25 1, 5 | all ~actual, it has some perfection), is not said to be perfect 26 1, 5 | act implies some ~sort of perfection; and perfection implies 27 1, 5 | sort of perfection; and perfection implies desirability and 28 1, 5 | aspect of ~desirability and perfection, which is also proper to 29 1, 5 | basic ~principle of its perfection.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[5] A[4] 30 1, 5 | according to the mode of ~its perfection. But since everything is 31 1, 5 | so far as it consists in perfection, ~consists also in mode, 32 1, 5 | perfect, and according to this perfection is it good.~Aquin.: SMT 33 1, 6 | everything seeks after its own ~perfection; and the perfection and 34 1, 6 | own ~perfection; and the perfection and form of an effect consist 35 1, 6 | things, by desiring their own perfection, desire God ~Himself, inasmuch 36 1, 6 | called ~good according to its perfection. Now perfection of a thing 37 1, 6 | according to its perfection. Now perfection of a thing is threefold: ~ 38 1, 6 | perfect ~operation; thirdly, perfection consists in the attaining 39 1, 6 | for instance, the first perfection of fire ~consists in its 40 1, 6 | substantial form; ~its secondary perfection consists in heat, lightness 41 1, 6 | and the ~like; its third perfection is to rest in its own place. 42 1, 6 | own place. This triple ~perfection belongs to no creature by 43 1, 6 | alone has every kind of perfection by His own essence; therefore 44 1, 6 | not include the idea of perfection, but only of ~indivision, 45 1, 6 | existence, or some added ~perfection, or the order to its end. 46 1, 7 | After considering the divine perfection we must consider the divine ~ 47 1, 8 | Further, as grace is a perfection added to the substance of 48 1, 8 | that ~according to every perfection there ought to be a special 49 1, 8 | 1~Reply OBJ 4: No other perfection, except grace, added to 50 1, 9 | Himself ~all the plenitude of perfection of all being, He cannot 51 1, 9 | enables anything to attain its perfection either in being, or in ~ 52 1, 11 | from the infinity of His perfection. For it was ~shown above ( 53 1, 11 | comprehends in Himself the whole ~perfection of being. If then many gods 54 1, 11 | absolutely perfect; but if a perfection, one of them would be ~without 55 1, 12 | since the known is the perfection of the knower. But no proportion ~ 56 1, 12 | faith. For the ultimate perfection of the rational creature 57 1, 12 | natural power, or of some perfection superadded ~of grace or 58 1, 12 | which God is seen, but as a perfection of the intellect, ~strengthening 59 1, 12 | according to the greater perfection of the similitude; but this 60 1, 12 | everything that belongs to the perfection of the intellect, namely, 61 1, 12 | deeds does not belong to the perfection of the ~created intellect 62 1, 13 | signify His substance and perfection, although both these kinds ~ 63 1, 13 | signify His ~subsistence and perfection, so likewise nouns are applied 64 1, 13 | far as it possesses some perfection; yet it represents Him ~ 65 1, 13 | treating ~of the divine perfection. Therefore the aforesaid 66 1, 13 | creatures receive the divine perfection is part of the very ~signification 67 1, 13 | when any term expressing perfection is applied to a ~creature, 68 1, 13 | creature, it signifies that perfection distinct in idea from other ~ 69 1, 13 | to man, we ~signify some perfection distinct from a man's essence, 70 1, 14 | taken from ~any created perfection is attributed to God, it 71 1, 14 | everything that expresses ~perfection is to be retained in them. 72 1, 14 | and the thing known is the perfection ~of the knower. But nothing 73 1, 14 | thereto, ~but is its own perfection, and its own intelligible 74 1, 14 | would be the ~act and perfection of the divine substance, 75 1, 14 | of understanding is the perfection and act of ~the one understanding. 76 1, 14 | operator as his own act and perfection; as ~existence is the perfection 77 1, 14 | perfection; as ~existence is the perfection of the one existing: just 78 1, 14 | object understood is the perfection of the one who ~understands. 79 1, 14 | something else will be the perfection of God, and will be nobler 80 1, 14 | The object understood is a perfection of the one ~understanding 81 1, 14 | intellect, as its form and perfection, as is said in De ~Anima 82 1, 14 | follow that there is any perfection in the divine intellect 83 1, 14 | 4], A[2]) that whatever perfection exists in ~any creature, 84 1, 14 | being - belongs to ~their perfection, but also what makes them 85 1, 14 | in ~its own species, is a perfection; and thus all things pre-exist 86 1, 14 | contains in itself all the perfection ~contained in the essence 87 1, 14 | participation in the divine ~perfection. Now God could not be said 88 1, 14 | the ways in which His own perfection can be shared by others. ~ 89 1, 14 | singular things is part of our ~perfection. Hence God must know singular 90 1, 16 | the word "truth"; for the perfection of the ~intellect is truth 91 1, 16 | in so far as it is its perfection; even as science may be 92 1, 18 | have the sensitive power in perfection, so as to ~recognize not 93 1, 18 | the former action ~is the perfection not of the agent that moves, 94 1, 18 | the latter action is the perfection of the agent. Hence, because ~ 95 1, 19 | same with every natural perfection, which is a ~natural good. 96 1, 19 | divine will, from which all ~perfection is derived in some kind 97 1, 19 | divine intellect, though its perfection consists in its very ~knowledge 98 1, 19 | other things inasmuch as no perfection can accrue to Him from them, 99 1, 19 | contains in Himself the full perfection ~of being, it cannot be 100 1, 19 | proceed from His own infinite perfection according to the determination ~ 101 1, 19 | Evil would conduce ~to the perfection of everything," i.e. the 102 1, 19 | that appertains to the perfection and beauty of the universe, 103 1, 19 | not operate towards the perfection and beauty of ~the universe, 104 1, 19 | evil would conduce to the perfection of the ~universe," draws 105 1, 20 | and likewise, whatever perfection it possesses. Now it has ~ 106 1, 21 | act, but ~also as regards perfection in its essence. For this 107 1, 21 | not removed, except by the perfection of some kind of ~goodness; 108 1, 22 | end of everything is its perfection and its good. But it ~appertains 109 1, 22 | things themselves is ~the perfection of the universe; which would 110 1, 23 | nature required for the ~perfection of the whole. For of those 111 1, 25 | pre-contains in itself all perfection that exists in ~created 112 1, 25 | possesses within itself the perfection of all being. Whence, ~whatsoever 113 1, 25 | in accordance with the perfection of the divine ~power, can 114 1, 26 | everything desires the ~perfection of its nature, intellectual 115 1, 26 | Beatitude is a certain perfection. But the divine ~perfection 116 1, 26 | perfection. But the divine ~perfection embraces all other perfection, 117 1, 26 | perfection embraces all other perfection, as was shown above (Q[4], 118 1, 27 | intelligence is the very supreme perfection of God (Q[14], ~A[2]), the 119 1, 27 | divine nature. For in the ~perfection itself of the divine existence 120 1, 27 | whatever ~belongs to His perfection (Q[4], A[2]).~Aquin.: SMT 121 1, 28 | this is repugnant to the perfection ~of the divine essence, 122 1, 28 | more is contained in the perfection of the divine essence ~than 123 1, 28 | Reply OBJ 3: If the divine perfection contained only what is signified ~ 124 1, 28 | subsistence. But as the perfection of the divine ~essence is 125 1, 28 | comprehends within itself the perfection of every genus ~(Q[4], A[ 126 1, 29 | His essence contains every perfection, this name "person" is fittingly ~ 127 1, 30 | other animals, because his perfection is ~something composite. 128 1, 32 | prayers on ~account of some perfection residing in the number three. 129 1, 33 | the effect a distance of perfection or of power: ~whereas we 130 1, 33 | denominated chiefly by its perfection, and by its end. Now ~generation 131 1, 34 | the Son to express ~His perfection in various ways. To show 132 1, 35 | movement of ~tendency to perfection. But it cannot be said that 133 1, 39 | conditions, ~"integrity" or "perfection," since those things which 134 1, 41 | generator and ~this pertains to perfection; whereas in creation the 135 1, 41 | reason is taken from the perfection of the divine persons. ~ 136 1, 41 | 1/1~Reply OBJ 3: Divine perfection and the total absence of 137 1, 42 | measured according to the perfection of some nature or form: 138 1, 42 | source - that is, by the ~perfection of that form or nature: 139 1, 42 | account of its intensity and ~perfection. And so Augustine says ( 140 1, 42 | the agent not having ~its perfection of natural power from the 141 1, 42 | eternity, and "born" ~the perfection of the only Begotten. Thus, 142 1, 42 | of God is nothing but the perfection of His nature. ~Now it belongs 143 1, 42 | to the possession of the perfection of the ~nature which is 144 1, 42 | the Son of God arrived at perfection in a successive ~manner 145 1, 42 | greatness ~signifies the perfection of nature, as above explained ( 146 1, 42 | only one; because the whole perfection of ~the divine nature exists 147 1, 42 | action is a consequence of perfection in nature. In creatures, ~ 148 1, 42 | greatness - that is, in perfection of nature. Hence it ~follows 149 1, 43 | the gifts belonging to the perfection of the ~intellect are not 150 1, 43 | any kind of intellectual perfection, but ~according to the intellectual 151 1, 44 | only to communicate His perfection, ~which is His goodness; 152 1, 44 | intends to acquire its own ~perfection, which is the likeness of 153 1, 44 | the likeness of the divine perfection and goodness. ~Therefore 154 1, 45 | only as regards some added perfection; as we may say that a ~superior 155 1, 47 | by chance. Therefore, the perfection of the ~universe, which 156 1, 47 | things for the sake of the perfection of the universe, so it is 157 1, 47 | inequality comes from the ~perfection of the whole. This appears 158 1, 48 | nothing belongs to the perfection of the universe except ~ 159 1, 48 | But evil belongs to the perfection of the ~universe of things; 160 1, 48 | its own being and its own ~perfection, it must be said also that 161 1, 48 | also that the being and the perfection of any ~nature is good. 162 1, 48 | desired as an end, is a perfection. And therefore, as ~Dionysius 163 1, 48 | neither belongs to ~the perfection of the universe, nor does 164 1, 48 | above (Q[47], AA[1],2), the perfection of the ~universe requires 165 1, 48 | 2/2~As, therefore, the perfection of the universe requires 166 1, 48 | corruptible beings; so the ~perfection of the universe requires 167 1, 48 | makes a thing actual is a perfection and a ~good; and thus every 168 1, 48 | it fitted to receive its perfection and form; ~and, on the contrary, 169 1, 48 | and of itself consists in perfection and act. Act, however, ~ 170 1, 48 | since it is the second perfection, than the ~good taken away 171 1, 48 | pain, which is the first perfection.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[48] A[ 172 1, 49 | end, import some kind of perfection which belongs to ~the notion 173 1, 49 | by reason of the power or perfection of the agent when there ~ 174 1, 49 | and water comes from ~the perfection of the fire: but this is 175 1, 49 | defect, but the highest perfection, as was ~shown above (Q[ 176 1, 49 | what it has of being and ~perfection, but not as regards what 177 1, 49 | thing. And as the form is a perfection, so privation removes a ~ 178 1, 49 | so privation removes a ~perfection. Hence every form, perfection, 179 1, 49 | perfection. Hence every form, perfection, and good is intensified 180 1, 50 | Q[19], A[4]~). Hence the perfection of the universe requires 181 1, 50 | here" and ~"now." Hence the perfection of the universe requires 182 1, 50 | because, since it is the perfection of the universe that God ~ 183 1, 50 | Q[47], A[3]). Hence the perfection of ~the angelic nature calls 184 1, 51 | give life effectively is a perfection simply speaking; ~hence 185 1, 55 | seek their intelligible ~perfection from bodies, and through 186 1, 55 | attain their intelligible perfection through an intelligible ~ 187 1, 56 | their various degrees ~of perfection.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[56] A[ 188 1, 57 | object understood is the perfection of him who understands it. 189 1, 57 | thing understood is the perfection of the one who ~understands, 190 1, 58 | bodies obtain their last perfection by ~chance and movement: 191 1, 58 | heavenly bodies have their last perfection ~at once from their very 192 1, 58 | intellects obtain their perfection in the knowledge of truth 193 1, 58 | knowledge is not opposed to the perfection of the morning knowledge. 194 1, 59 | and ~in a higher degree of perfection than in man.~Aquin.: SMT 195 1, 59 | something outside. Yet the perfection of a thing does not ~come 196 1, 60 | which ~has not likewise the perfection of either sense or intellect. ~ 197 1, 60 | seek their own ~good and perfection. This is to love self. Hence 198 1, 61 | within Himself the entire perfection of the universe in a more ~ 199 1, 62 | Out. Para. 1/1 - OF THE PERFECTION OF THE ANGELS IN THE ORDER 200 1, 62 | incomplete. But its formation and perfection are derived from its ~beatitude, 201 1, 62 | understood the ultimate ~perfection of rational or of intellectual 202 1, 62 | naturally desires its ultimate ~perfection. Now there is a twofold 203 1, 62 | there is a twofold ultimate perfection of rational or of ~intellectual 204 1, 62 | there taken for that natural perfection which ~the angel had in 205 1, 62 | creation could not have the perfection to which it is brought by 206 1, 62 | of its existence had the perfection of its nature; but it did ~ 207 1, 62 | but it did ~not have the perfection to which it had to come 208 1, 62 | of the nature; as every ~perfection is received in the subject 209 1, 62 | in the subject capable of perfection, according to ~its mode. 210 1, 62 | to receive its natural ~perfection not by passing from one 211 1, 62 | nature inclined to natural perfection, so is he by merit ~inclined 212 1, 62 | intended to secure his ultimate perfection at ~once, like the angel. 213 1, 62 | instantly to attain the ~perfection unto which he is ordained. 214 1, 62 | that gifts of graces and ~perfection of beatitude were bestowed 215 1, 62 | nature, since it is its perfection. Therefore ~it does not 216 1, 62 | Reply OBJ 1: The advent of a perfection removes the opposite ~imperfection. 217 1, 62 | nature is not opposed to the ~perfection of beatitude, but underlies 218 1, 62 | the ~power underlies the perfection of the form, and the power 219 1, 62 | knowledge is not opposed to the ~perfection of the knowledge in glory; 220 1, 62 | Hence it belongs to the perfection of its liberty for the ~ 221 1, 62 | but belongs rather to the perfection of ~the reward.~Aquin.: 222 1, 62 | for to pour out acquired ~perfection upon others is of the nature 223 1, 64 | substance. Yet on account of the perfection of his intellect he can 224 1, 65 | that all parts are for ~the perfection of the whole, as the matter 225 1, 65 | its own proper act and perfection, and the less noble for 226 1, 65 | creature exists for the perfection of the entire ~universe. 227 1, 65 | a view to securing that perfection of the entire ~building, 228 1, 65 | the beginning, to secure perfection in ~the universe, has set 229 1, 66 | creatures by developing perfection from imperfection.~Aquin.: 230 1, 66 | indifferent with respect to perfection and ~imperfection, so that 231 1, 66 | afterwards brought them to perfection. But a better reason can 232 1, 67 | not, indeed, with the perfection of glory, in which they 233 1, 67 | not ~created, but with the perfection of grace, which they possessed 234 1, 69 | indicating the production of perfection of perfect species, from 235 1, 70 | distinct from perfect. For ~the perfection of the heaven and the earth 236 1, 70 | are extrinsic, just as the perfection of a man lies in his proper 237 1, 70 | When the moon is at its perfection it rises in the evening ~ 238 1, 70 | probably ~made in its full perfection as were plants yielding 239 1, 72 | animals, from the higher perfection of their life, are, as it 240 1, 72 | things are necessary for the perfection of the universe." And, since 241 1, 73 | 1/1~I answer that, The perfection of a thing is twofold, the 242 1, 73 | thing is twofold, the first ~perfection and the second perfection. 243 1, 73 | perfection and the second perfection. The 'first' perfection 244 1, 73 | perfection. The 'first' perfection is that ~according to which 245 1, 73 | substantially perfect, and this perfection ~is the form of the whole; 246 1, 73 | complete. But the 'second' perfection is the end, which is either ~ 247 1, 73 | building. But the first perfection is the cause of the ~second, 248 1, 73 | operation. Now the final ~perfection, which is the end of the 249 1, 73 | the world; and the first ~perfection is the completeness of the 250 1, 73 | 1~Reply OBJ 1: The first perfection is the cause of the second, 251 1, 73 | Therefore, as said above, the perfection of beatitude will be ~at 252 1, 73 | beginning of the "second" perfection. So ~that, according to 253 1, 73 | Divine goodness. And the ~perfection of this goodness is made 254 1, 74 | Pythagoreans ~teach that perfection consists in three things, 255 1, 74 | second. Thus, then, the ~perfection of the Divine works corresponds 256 1, 74 | works corresponds to the perfection of the ~number six, which 257 1, 74 | world ~a fresh state of perfection.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[74] A[ 258 1, 74 | number, as receding from the perfection of unity.~Aquin.: SMT FP 259 1, 76 | human soul, by reason of its perfection, is not a form ~merged in 260 1, 76 | matter various degrees of perfection, as ~existence, living, 261 1, 76 | only the ~first degree of perfection is the most imperfect; while 262 1, 76 | yet on ~account of its perfection, is manifold in power: and 263 1, 76 | to the various degrees of perfection. For the same essential 264 1, 76 | the ~further degrees of perfection. For although it is essentially 265 1, 76 | matter the various degrees of perfection, as we have ~said (ad 1), 266 1, 76 | on logical ~and essential perfection, properly and essentially 267 1, 76 | the body, by totality of perfection and ~of essence, but not 268 1, 77 | the different degrees of ~perfection, as we have seen above ( 269 1, 77 | movements; and the ~highest perfection is found in those things 270 1, 77 | others, in the order of ~perfection and nature, are the principles 271 1, 39 | conditions, ~"integrity" or "perfection," since those things which 272 1, 41 | generator and ~this pertains to perfection; whereas in creation the 273 1, 41 | reason is taken from the perfection of the divine persons. ~ 274 1, 41 | 1/1~Reply OBJ 3: Divine perfection and the total absence of 275 1, 42 | measured according to the perfection of some nature or form: 276 1, 42 | source - that is, by the ~perfection of that form or nature: 277 1, 42 | account of its intensity and ~perfection. And so Augustine says ( 278 1, 42 | the agent not having ~its perfection of natural power from the 279 1, 42 | eternity, and "born" ~the perfection of the only Begotten. Thus, 280 1, 42 | of God is nothing but the perfection of His nature. ~Now it belongs 281 1, 42 | to the possession of the perfection of the ~nature which is 282 1, 42 | the Son of God arrived at perfection in a successive ~manner 283 1, 42 | greatness ~signifies the perfection of nature, as above explained ( 284 1, 42 | only one; because the whole perfection of ~the divine nature exists 285 1, 42 | action is a consequence of perfection in nature. In creatures, ~ 286 1, 42 | greatness - that is, in perfection of nature. Hence it ~follows 287 1, 43 | the gifts belonging to the perfection of the ~intellect are not 288 1, 43 | any kind of intellectual perfection, but ~according to the intellectual 289 1, 45 | only to communicate His perfection, ~which is His goodness; 290 1, 45 | intends to acquire its own ~perfection, which is the likeness of 291 1, 45 | the likeness of the divine perfection and goodness. ~Therefore 292 1, 46 | only as regards some added perfection; as we may say that a ~superior 293 1, 48 | by chance. Therefore, the perfection of the ~universe, which 294 1, 48 | things for the sake of the perfection of the universe, so it is 295 1, 48 | inequality comes from the ~perfection of the whole. This appears 296 1, 49 | nothing belongs to the perfection of the universe except ~ 297 1, 49 | But evil belongs to the perfection of the ~universe of things; 298 1, 49 | its own being and its own ~perfection, it must be said also that 299 1, 49 | also that the being and the perfection of any ~nature is good. 300 1, 49 | desired as an end, is a perfection. And therefore, as ~Dionysius 301 1, 49 | neither belongs to ~the perfection of the universe, nor does 302 1, 49 | above (Q[47], AA[1],2), the perfection of the ~universe requires 303 1, 49 | 2/2~As, therefore, the perfection of the universe requires 304 1, 49 | corruptible beings; so the ~perfection of the universe requires 305 1, 49 | makes a thing actual is a perfection and a ~good; and thus every 306 1, 49 | it fitted to receive its perfection and form; ~and, on the contrary, 307 1, 49 | and of itself consists in perfection and act. Act, however, ~ 308 1, 49 | since it is the second perfection, than the ~good taken away 309 1, 49 | pain, which is the first perfection.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[48] A[ 310 1, 50 | end, import some kind of perfection which belongs to ~the notion 311 1, 50 | by reason of the power or perfection of the agent when there ~ 312 1, 50 | and water comes from ~the perfection of the fire: but this is 313 1, 50 | defect, but the highest perfection, as was ~shown above (Q[ 314 1, 50 | what it has of being and ~perfection, but not as regards what 315 1, 50 | thing. And as the form is a perfection, so privation removes a ~ 316 1, 50 | so privation removes a ~perfection. Hence every form, perfection, 317 1, 50 | perfection. Hence every form, perfection, and good is intensified 318 1, 51 | Q[19], A[4]~). Hence the perfection of the universe requires 319 1, 51 | here" and ~"now." Hence the perfection of the universe requires 320 1, 51 | because, since it is the perfection of the universe that God ~ 321 1, 51 | Q[47], A[3]). Hence the perfection of ~the angelic nature calls 322 1, 52 | give life effectively is a perfection simply speaking; ~hence 323 1, 56 | seek their intelligible ~perfection from bodies, and through 324 1, 56 | attain their intelligible perfection through an intelligible ~ 325 1, 57 | their various degrees ~of perfection.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[56] A[ 326 1, 58 | object understood is the perfection of him who understands it. 327 1, 58 | thing understood is the perfection of the one who ~understands, 328 1, 59 | bodies obtain their last perfection by ~chance and movement: 329 1, 59 | heavenly bodies have their last perfection ~at once from their very 330 1, 59 | intellects obtain their perfection in the knowledge of truth 331 1, 59 | knowledge is not opposed to the perfection of the morning knowledge. 332 1, 60 | and ~in a higher degree of perfection than in man.~Aquin.: SMT 333 1, 60 | something outside. Yet the perfection of a thing does not ~come 334 1, 61 | which ~has not likewise the perfection of either sense or intellect. ~ 335 1, 61 | seek their own ~good and perfection. This is to love self. Hence 336 1, 62 | within Himself the entire perfection of the universe in a more ~ 337 1, 63 | Out. Para. 1/1 - OF THE PERFECTION OF THE ANGELS IN THE ORDER 338 1, 63 | incomplete. But its formation and perfection are derived from its ~beatitude, 339 1, 63 | understood the ultimate ~perfection of rational or of intellectual 340 1, 63 | naturally desires its ultimate ~perfection. Now there is a twofold 341 1, 63 | there is a twofold ultimate perfection of rational or of ~intellectual 342 1, 63 | there taken for that natural perfection which ~the angel had in 343 1, 63 | creation could not have the perfection to which it is brought by 344 1, 63 | of its existence had the perfection of its nature; but it did ~ 345 1, 63 | but it did ~not have the perfection to which it had to come 346 1, 63 | of the nature; as every ~perfection is received in the subject 347 1, 63 | in the subject capable of perfection, according to ~its mode. 348 1, 63 | to receive its natural ~perfection not by passing from one 349 1, 63 | nature inclined to natural perfection, so is he by merit ~inclined 350 1, 63 | intended to secure his ultimate perfection at ~once, like the angel. 351 1, 63 | instantly to attain the ~perfection unto which he is ordained. 352 1, 63 | that gifts of graces and ~perfection of beatitude were bestowed 353 1, 63 | nature, since it is its perfection. Therefore ~it does not 354 1, 63 | Reply OBJ 1: The advent of a perfection removes the opposite ~imperfection. 355 1, 63 | nature is not opposed to the ~perfection of beatitude, but underlies 356 1, 63 | the ~power underlies the perfection of the form, and the power 357 1, 63 | knowledge is not opposed to the ~perfection of the knowledge in glory; 358 1, 63 | Hence it belongs to the perfection of its liberty for the ~ 359 1, 63 | but belongs rather to the perfection of ~the reward.~Aquin.: 360 1, 63 | for to pour out acquired ~perfection upon others is of the nature 361 1, 65 | substance. Yet on account of the perfection of his intellect he can 362 1, 66 | that all parts are for ~the perfection of the whole, as the matter 363 1, 66 | its own proper act and perfection, and the less noble for 364 1, 66 | creature exists for the perfection of the entire ~universe. 365 1, 66 | a view to securing that perfection of the entire ~building, 366 1, 66 | the beginning, to secure perfection in ~the universe, has set 367 1, 67 | creatures by developing perfection from imperfection.~Aquin.: 368 1, 67 | indifferent with respect to perfection and ~imperfection, so that 369 1, 67 | afterwards brought them to perfection. But a better reason can 370 1, 68 | not, indeed, with the perfection of glory, in which they 371 1, 68 | not ~created, but with the perfection of grace, which they possessed 372 1, 70 | indicating the production of perfection of perfect species, from 373 1, 71 | distinct from perfect. For ~the perfection of the heaven and the earth 374 1, 71 | are extrinsic, just as the perfection of a man lies in his proper 375 1, 71 | When the moon is at its perfection it rises in the evening ~ 376 1, 71 | probably ~made in its full perfection as were plants yielding 377 1, 71 | animals, from the higher perfection of their life, are, as it 378 1, 71 | things are necessary for the ~perfection of the universe." And, since 379 1, 72 | 1/1~I answer that, The perfection of a thing is twofold, the 380 1, 72 | thing is twofold, the first ~perfection and the second perfection. 381 1, 72 | perfection and the second perfection. The 'first' perfection 382 1, 72 | perfection. The 'first' perfection is that ~according to which 383 1, 72 | substantially perfect, and this perfection ~is the form of the whole; 384 1, 72 | complete. But the 'second' perfection is the end, which is either ~ 385 1, 72 | building. But the first perfection is the cause of the ~second, 386 1, 72 | operation. Now the final ~perfection, which is the end of the 387 1, 72 | the world; and the first ~perfection is the completeness of the 388 1, 72 | 1~Reply OBJ 1: The first perfection is the cause of the second, 389 1, 72 | Therefore, as said above, the perfection of beatitude will be ~at 390 1, 72 | beginning of the "second" perfection. So ~that, according to 391 1, 72 | Divine goodness. And the ~perfection of this goodness is made 392 1, 73 | Pythagoreans ~teach that perfection consists in three things, 393 1, 73 | second. Thus, then, the ~perfection of the Divine works corresponds 394 1, 73 | works corresponds to the perfection of the ~number six, which 395 1, 73 | world ~a fresh state of perfection.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[74] A[ 396 1, 73 | number, as receding from the perfection of unity.~Aquin.: SMT FP 397 1, 75 | human soul, by reason of its perfection, is not a form ~merged in 398 1, 75 | matter various degrees of perfection, as ~existence, living, 399 1, 75 | only the ~first degree of perfection is the most imperfect; while 400 1, 75 | yet on ~account of its perfection, is manifold in power: and 401 1, 75 | to the various degrees of perfection. For the same essential 402 1, 75 | the ~further degrees of perfection. For although it is essentially 403 1, 75 | matter the various degrees of perfection, as we have ~said (ad 1), 404 1, 75 | on logical ~and essential perfection, properly and essentially 405 1, 75 | the body, by totality of perfection and ~of essence, but not 406 1, 76 | the different degrees of ~perfection, as we have seen above ( 407 1, 76 | movements; and the ~highest perfection is found in those things 408 1, 76 | others, in the order of ~perfection and nature, are the principles 409 1, 77 | finality, nobility, and perfection, as the ~Philosopher says ( 410 1, 78 | and most remote from the perfection of the Divine ~intellect, 411 1, 81 | and ~imperfection precedes perfection. But what precedes absolutely 412 1, 83 | not in the same degree of perfection: just as the lower grades 413 1, 83 | have not the same degree of perfection as the higher bodies. For ~ 414 1, 84 | other order ~is the order of perfection or of the intention of nature: 415 1, 84 | which do not attain to perfection all at once but acquire 416 1, 84 | incorruptible things, ~have their perfection at once from the beginning. 417 1, 86 | in act. Now the ultimate perfection of the intellect ~consists 418 1, 86 | something else in which lies the perfection of the work accomplished, 419 1, 86 | accomplished, as ~building is the perfection of the thing built; but 420 1, 86 | remains in the ~agent as its perfection and act, as is said Metaph. 421 1, 86 | own essence is the proper perfection of his ~essence, and by 422 1, 86 | thing, together with its ~perfection, understood. And there is 423 1, 86 | intellect itself is known, the perfection of which is this act of ~ 424 1, 86 | intellect is not the act ~and perfection of the material nature understood, 425 1, 86 | just ~as a thing and its perfection are understood by one act. 426 1, 87 | intelligible ~object as perfection is to the perfectible, and 427 1, 87 | perfect and receives its perfection ~at one and the same time, 428 1, 87 | to the passive, and of ~perfection to the perfectible. Hence 429 1, 88 | intellectual ~substances. But the perfection of the universe required 430 1, 89 | nature, has its natural perfection only as united to the ~body. 431 1, 90 | in His works, He bestowed perfection on ~all of them according 432 1, 90 | to its one virtue. ~This perfection is bestowed on the angels, 433 1, 90 | knowledge. But on man this perfection is bestowed in an inferior 434 1, 90 | is inconsistent with the perfection of the production ~of things, 435 1, 91 | belonged to the integral perfection of Adam, not as ~an individual, 436 1, 91 | the semen ~belongs to the perfection of the begetter, and is 437 1, 92 | to it, as signifying some perfection in it, so also in the ~same 438 1, 92 | as it signifies a certain perfection of ~image. For we say that 439 1, 92 | signifying the expression and perfection of ~the image. In this sense 440 1, 93 | with natural integrity and perfection. ~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[94] A[ 441 1, 93 | same way of ~arriving at perfection. Now other men have not, 442 1, 93 | that, In the natural order, perfection comes before ~imperfection, 443 1, 93 | was due to a degree of ~perfection which was not due to other 444 1, 94 | 3 Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 3: Perfection of moral virtue does not 445 1, 94 | be ~incompatible with the perfection of the primitive state.~ 446 1, 94 | be ~consistent with the perfection of the primitive state, 447 1, 94 | not yet possessed. For the perfection of that ~state did not extend 448 1, 94 | imperfection incompatible with the ~perfection of the primitive state, 449 1, 94 | are incompatible with the perfection of ~the primitive state. 450 1, 94 | were incompatible ~with the perfection of the primitive state, 451 1, 94 | not incompatible with the perfection of the ~primitive state; 452 1, 96 | passion conduced to the ~perfection of the nature.~Aquin.: SMT 453 1, 98 | different ~grades belong to the perfection of the universe, so also 454 1, 98 | diversity of sex ~belongs to the perfection of human nature. Therefore 455 1, 99 | would not have had greater perfection than their ~parents at the 456 1, 100 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 1: The perfection of knowledge was an individual 457 1, 102 | without ~giving them their perfection. Now a thing's ultimate 458 1, 102 | Now a thing's ultimate perfection consists ~in the attainment 459 1, 102 | diversity is essential to the perfection of the ~universe (Q[47], 460 1, 102 | gives existence as gives perfection; and ~this belongs to government. 461 1, 102 | governed should be brought to perfection by ~government, this government 462 1, 102 | governed are brought to perfection. Now it is a greater perfection ~ 463 1, 102 | perfection. Now it is a greater perfection ~for a thing to be good 464 1, 102 | would be deprived of the ~perfection of causality. Wherefore 465 1, 105 | heavenly hierarchy the ~perfection of the order is in proportion 466 1, 106 | does not belong to the ~perfection of my intellect; but only 467 1, 106 | truth, it belongs to the ~perfection and enlightenment of the 468 1, 107 | are grades, the superior perfection belongs to the ~superior 469 1, 107 | conversely the inferior perfection belongs to the ~inferior 470 1, 107 | denominated from the superior perfection.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[108] A[ 471 1, 108 | orders in the light of the ~perfection of glory, then the demons 472 1, 108 | others. Now the greatest perfection and that which ~brings them 473 1, 108 | the ~holy angels; of which perfection the demons are deprived; 474 1, 114 | but ~that the ultimate perfection attained by the introduction 475 1, 114 | nourishment, growth, and perfection."~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[115] 476 1, 117 | begins to work towards the perfection of its own ~body, by nourishment 477 1, 117 | but addition of greater perfection constitutes another species, ~ 478 1, 117 | subsequently gradually brought to perfection; this will imply addition 479 1, 117 | imply addition of ~further perfection without corruption of the 480 1, 117 | corruption of the preceding perfection. And ~this is contrary to 481 1, 117 | is not subsistent, but a perfection of the ~pre-existing soul: 482 1, 117 | supervening form contains the perfection of ~the previous form, and 483 1, 117 | all others belong to the ~perfection of the universe. If therefore 484 1, 117 | substances would be added to the ~perfection of the universe: consequently 485 1, 117 | deprived of ~its natural perfection. Now it was not fitting 486 1, 117 | be added every day to the perfection of the ~universe, as to 487 2, 1 | everything desires its own perfection, a ~man desires for his 488 2, 1 | else be ~required for his perfection. Consequently it is not 489 2, 1 | required for that thing's perfection. ~Aquin.: SMT FS Q[1] A[ 490 2, 1 | Wherefore every beginning ~of perfection is ordained to complete 491 2, 1 | is ordained to complete perfection which is achieved ~through 492 2, 1 | the ~fulfilment of their perfection, and it is precisely this 493 2, 2 | things known. Wherefore the perfection of human good, which ~is 494 2, 2 | perfect good. But the highest ~perfection for man is to be able to 495 2, 2 | simply, as including all perfection of being, ~surpasses life 496 2, 2 | does not possess the ~whole perfection of being, but has imperfect 497 2, 2 | together with an ~additional perfection is more excellent. Hence 498 2, 2 | of being, in Whom every ~perfection of being is: Whose likeness, 499 2, 2 | Para. 1/1~OBJ 3: Further, perfection is something belonging to 500 2, 2 | perfected. But happiness is a perfection of man. Therefore happiness


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