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St. Thomas Aquinas
Summa Theologica

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1 1, 1 | knowledge. For man should not seek to know what is above ~reason: " 2 1, 1 | what is above ~reason: "Seek not the things that are 3 1, 5 | tending to it, for ~all seek their like; but it does 4 1, 17 | same thing, we must needs seek falsity, where ~primarily 5 1, 17 | do you love vanity, ~and seek after lying?" (Ps. 4:3): 6 1, 19 | and when not possessed to seek to possess it, both of which ~ 7 1, 19 | of ~His will, we cannot seek in any natural things any 8 1, 19 | of God. We must not then seek for a cause of it.~Aquin.: 9 1, 19 | is not unreasonable to ~seek for causes secondary to 10 1, 23 | and another He draws not, seek not to judge, ~if thou dost 11 1, 40 | all, it is necessary to seek out the principle of distinction. ~ 12 1, 40 | unity of essence, we must seek to ~know the principle of 13 1, 49 | participation. Therefore we must seek for some supreme essential 14 1, 49 | to reason; ~and more men seek good in regard to the senses 15 1, 55 | existence it behooves them to seek their intelligible ~perfection 16 1, 57 | even the ~highest angels seek out and learn mysteries 17 1, 58 | division and demonstration, we seek out the truth of a definition. 18 1, 60 | person desiring, for him to seek one thing naturally as his 19 1, 60 | angel and man naturally seek their own ~good and perfection. 20 1, 60 | is ~naturally inclined to seek its own good, namely, to 21 1, 63 | 3) What did the angel seek in sinning?~(4) Supposing 22 1, 63 | likeness. He could not seek to be as God in the first 23 1, 63 | the subject, he can also seek a higher grade of nature, 24 1, 64 | Body Para. 2/3~We must seek for the cause of this obstinacy, 25 1, 75 | Para. 1/2~I answer that, To seek the nature of the soul, 26 1, 77 | to an act. Wherefore we seek ~to know the nature of a 27 1, 40 | all, it is necessary to seek out the principle of distinction. ~ 28 1, 40 | unity of essence, we must seek to ~know the principle of 29 1, 50 | participation. Therefore we must seek for some supreme essential 30 1, 50 | to reason; ~and more men seek good in regard to the senses 31 1, 56 | existence it behooves them to seek their intelligible ~perfection 32 1, 58 | even the ~highest angels seek out and learn mysteries 33 1, 59 | division and demonstration, we seek out the truth of a definition. 34 1, 61 | person desiring, for him to seek one thing naturally as his 35 1, 61 | angel and man naturally seek their own ~good and perfection. 36 1, 61 | is ~naturally inclined to seek its own good, namely, to 37 1, 64 | 3) What did the angel seek in sinning?~(4) Supposing 38 1, 64 | likeness. He could not seek to be as God in the first 39 1, 64 | the subject, he can also seek a higher grade of nature, 40 1, 65 | Body Para. 2/3~We must seek for the cause of this obstinacy, 41 1, 74 | Para. 1/2~I answer that, To seek the nature of the soul, 42 1, 76 | to an act. Wherefore we seek ~to know the nature of a 43 1, 77 | consequently movement to seek necessaries of ~life from 44 1, 77 | animal would not be moved to seek something absent: the ~contrary 45 1, 77 | But the animal needs to seek or to ~avoid certain things, 46 1, 80 | soul is simply inclined to seek ~what is suitable, according 47 1, 83 | seems ridiculous, when we seek for ~knowledge of things 48 1, 83 | origin of each? Did they not seek for this information from 49 1, 83 | for ~the smith does not seek knowledge of a knife except 50 1, 83 | natural philosopher does not seek to know the nature of a ~ 51 1, 89 | something; wherefore we seek for difference where we 52 1, 92 | Trin. xii, 4) that "when we seek ~trinity in the soul, we 53 1, 92 | trinity in the soul, we seek it in the whole of the soul, 54 1, 92 | species. Wherefore we need to seek in the image of the Divine 55 1, 95 | good; for many, as such, seek ~many things, whereas one 56 1, 112 | things about which they seek knowledge are in ~opposition.~ 57 2, 1 | intention they mistakenly seek in other things.~Aquin.: 58 2, 1 | various things in which men seek to find their last end.~ 59 2, 2 | wealth; since man would not seek it except because, by its 60 2, 2 | them, we despise them, and seek others: which is the ~sense 61 2, 3 | remains for him to desire and seek: secondly, that the ~perfection 62 2, 3 | it the natural desire to seek the cause. Wherefore it 63 2, 4 | operation. ~Nor does the will seek good for the sake of repose; 64 2, 12 | animal is moved either to seek food, or to ~do something 65 2, 14 | Further, men sometimes seek counsel about things that 66 2, 14 | at law. And yet those who seek ~counsel thus, have nothing 67 2, 14 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 4: We seek counsel about the actions 68 2, 16 | for the miser would not seek for money, save that he 69 2, 19 | too. Thus suppose a man to seek vainglory, he will ~sin, 70 2, 23 | aptitude, or ~inclination to seek good, or to shun evil, is 71 2, 26 | Because natural things seek what is ~suitable to them 72 2, 27 | For since good is what all seek, the notion of good is that ~ 73 2, 27 | have them, and should not seek them. Therefore knowledge ~ 74 2, 28 | moves man to desire and seek the presence of the beloved, 75 2, 28 | both being destroyed," they seek a suitable and becoming ~ 76 2, 28 | In like manner those who ~seek to excel, are moved against 77 2, 29 | good is ~"what all things seek." Wherefore good, as such, 78 2, 30 | each power of the soul to seek its proper ~good by the 79 2, 31 | intelligible pleasures. For all men seek some pleasure, ~according 80 2, 31 | Ethic. x, 2,4). But more seek sensible ~pleasures, than 81 2, 31 | OBJ 1: The reason why more seek bodily pleasures is because ~ 82 2, 31 | that they turn aside to seek those of the body.~Aquin.: 83 2, 31 | entices him to love it and to seek its ~delight.~Aquin.: SMT 84 2, 32 | sorrow are most inclined to seek pleasures, as the ~Philosopher 85 2, 32 | people are ~most inclined to seek pleasures; on account of 86 2, 32 | of what we know, than to seek what we ~know not," as the 87 2, 32 | the known truth, than to seek for the unknown, the ~contemplation 88 2, 34 | whom ~there is no virtue, seek pleasure: whereas the man 89 2, 34 | children and ~dumb animals seek pleasures, does not prove 90 2, 34 | good is "what all things seek," as stated in Ethic. i, 91 2, 34 | Reply OBJ 3: All things seek pleasure in the same way 92 2, 34 | in the same way as they seek good: ~since pleasure is 93 2, 37 | Prov. 2:4,5: "If thou shalt seek wisdom as money, and shall 94 2, 39 | pleasure in the good makes one seek the good more ~earnestly, 95 2, 40 | animal's appetite is moved to seek or avoid something future.~ 96 2, 41 | been led by amazement to seek the ~truth, as stated in 97 2, 44 | A[2]). Wherefore ~men seek for counsel especially when 98 2, 46 | Now it is ~evident that to seek evil under the aspect of 99 2, 46 | lesser evil, ~than simply to seek evil to someone. Because 100 2, 47 | those who harm others, and seek to be ~avenged on them, 101 2, 47 | Rhet. ~ii, 2). Now we seek for some kind of excellence 102 2, 47 | Although a dumb animal does not seek honor as such, yet it ~naturally 103 2, 47 | is chiefly what the angry seek in those with whom they 104 2, 69 | desire, ~not where he should seek it, viz. in God, but in 105 2, 69 | these things which some men seek to find in earthly happiness. 106 2, 69 | earthly happiness. For men ~seek in external things, viz. 107 2, 69 | cruel ~and pitiless men seek by wrangling and fighting 108 2, 69 | goods is denoted. Again, men seek consolation ~for the toils 109 2, 71 | neglect eternal things, and seek after ~temporal things": 110 2, 73 | who with their whole heart seek the Lord the God of their ~ 111 2, 84 | good moves the appetite to seek it, while evil, for the ~ 112 2, 84 | happiness, which all men seek naturally. Now in the first ~ 113 2, 84 | Again, these same vices seek the contrary evils.~Aquin.: 114 2, 94 | is that ~which all things seek after." Hence this is the 115 2, 96 | Reply OBJ 3: "We must not seek the same degree of certainty 116 2, 98 | and draweth not another, seek not thou to judge, if thou 117 2, 102 | it may ~denote those who seek earthly profit though an 118 2, 102 | with worldly knowledge, seek none but earthly things. 119 2, 107 | revenge, by forbidding men to ~seek vengeance unreasonably: 120 2, 108 | our good works, we should seek ~neither human praise, nor 121 2, 108 | safeguarded, not that man might seek revenge. Wherefore, in ~ 122 2, 108 | of ~which he might justly seek to be avenged. In this way, 123 2, 109 | it is natural to all to ~seek and love things according 124 2, 109 | special end, which they seek, and to which they wish 125 2, 109 | not a mocking ~request to seek what we know He does not 126 2, 112 | is not here that we must seek the first cause of this ~ 127 2, 113 | soul goes forward when you seek; your soul flees, when you 128 2, 113 | belongs to the same virtue to seek one contrary and to ~avoid 129 2, 114 | 1: The desire whereby we seek for restoration after a 130 2, 1 | a rewarder to them that ~seek Him." For the existence 131 2, 2 | a rewarder to them that seek Him."~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[2] 132 2, 2 | a rewarder to them that ~seek Him." Now one can believe 133 2, 5 | inspiration, not as now ~believers seek an absent God by faith, 134 2, 5 | sought an absent ~God as we seek Him: since by the light 135 2, 11 | without obstinate fervor, and seek the truth with careful ~ 136 2, 15 | knowledge, and they shall seek the law at his ~mouth," 137 2, 16 | a rewarder to them that seek Him." Therefore it is evident 138 2, 18 | follows that he ceases ~to seek greatness either in himself 139 2, 18 | he does not, by pride, seek greatness either ~in himself 140 2, 19 | evils ~and induces us to seek for good things, so that 141 2, 23 | beginner and the proficient seek this, yet ~their solicitude 142 2, 24 | written (Lev. ~19:18): "Seek not revenge, nor be mindful 143 2, 25 | is the one whose good we seek most. ~Therefore a man does 144 2, 26 | do ~love them indeed, yet seek not to be loved in return, 145 2, 26 | lovable. Accordingly men seek to be loved and to be honored, 146 2, 26 | those who have charity seek to love for the ~sake of 147 2, 26 | it would be useless to ~seek the mode of the Divine love, 148 2, 28 | Reply OBJ 2: Even those who seek war and dissension, desire 149 2, 28 | prefer. Consequently men seek by means of war to break 150 2, 31 | come to him, but he should seek him out, that ~he may pay 151 2, 31 | money to a creditor should seek him, when ~the time comes, 152 2, 31 | some person is bound to seek him out, in order to reprove 153 2, 31 | hand, we are not bound to seek someone on whom to ~bestow 154 2, 31 | Lie not in wait, nor ~seek after wickedness in the 155 2, 31 | with good teaching, and to seek to be praised by men for 156 2, 31 | anything wrong, people will seek by busily repeating ~it 157 2, 36 | pride ~and vainglory to seek one's own glory. And just 158 2, 38 | declare war, because he can seek for redress of his rights 159 2, 38 | Bonif. ~clxxxix): "We do not seek peace in order to be at 160 2, 43 | that "in contemplation we ~seek the Beginning which is God, 161 2, 45 | the ~knowledge of what to seek and what to avoid."~Aquin.: 162 2, 45 | himself. Now those who seek the common good often neglect 163 2, 45 | that man is not ~bound to seek other than his own good. 164 2, 50 | counsel for themselves, seek ~counsel from those who 165 2, 53 | solicitude; that is, if we ~seek temporal things as an end. 166 2, 53 | future, if a man ~were to seek temporal things, to which 167 2, 53 | as ends, or if he were to seek them in excess of the needs 168 2, 56 | knowledge of what we should seek and avoid, temperance is ~ 169 2, 69 | out of mercy, he should seek, not a human, but a Divine 170 2, 75 | necessaries of ~life, and seek gain, not as an end, but 171 2, 76 | matter of precept not to seek ~profit by lending: although 172 2, 76 | For everyone may lawfully seek to indemnify ~himself. Now 173 2, 79 | the fact that "we ought to seek God ~again, whom we had 174 2, 81 | of the Lord, this will I seek after, that I may dwell 175 2, 81 | when praying, ~from Whom we seek to obtain what we pray for, 176 2, 81 | say. Wherefore we do not seek their assistance by praying 177 2, 81 | it: and these the saints seek absolutely when they pray, ~ 178 2, 81 | things ~when he prays. We seek what we ask for in prayer. 179 2, 81 | prayer. But we should not seek ~for temporal things, for 180 2, 81 | is written (Mt. 6:33): "Seek ye . . . first ~the kingdom 181 2, 81 | says He, we are not to ~seek, but they will be added 182 2, 81 | will be added to what we seek. Therefore temporal things ~ 183 2, 81 | 1~Reply OBJ 1: We should seek temporal things not in the 184 2, 81 | harmful to them. But ~holy men seek vengeance of their enemies 185 2, 81 | Further, it seems useless to seek to win the benevolence of 186 2, 81 | of the Lord, this will I seek after." Therefore ~the shorter 187 2, 81 | obtain from Him what we seek. Humility is necessary ~ 188 2, 87 | 1/1~OBJ 3: Further, to seek a sign of Divine Providence 189 2, 87 | he that swears seems to seek a sign of Divine ~Providence, 190 2, 87 | oath. He can, however, seek in a court of justice to 191 2, 92 | says that "we must not ~seek religion from the philosophers, 192 2, 93 | men by natural inclination seek to ~foreknow future events; 193 2, 93 | divinationes): "Those who seek for divinations shall be 194 2, 93 | follies." Now it is ~vain to seek knowledge of the future, 195 2, 93 | they shall say to you: ~Seek of pythons and of diviners, 196 2, 93 | Should not the people seek of their God, a ~vision 197 2, 93 | and the dead? [*Vulg.: 'seek of their God, for the ~living 198 2, 93 | A[2]), all divinations seek to acquire ~foreknowledge 199 2, 93 | Further, it seems lawful to seek the truth from one who knows, 200 2, 93 | the ~divine Scriptures, to seek knowledge from the demons."~ 201 2, 93 | necessity it is lawful to seek the divine ~judgment by 202 2, 94 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 3: To seek knowledge of the future 203 2, 98 | in need, one may lawfully seek for ~oneself an ecclesiastical 204 2, 101 | men who wish to be honored seek a witnessing to their ~excellence, 205 2, 104 | what hurts him, and to seek what is profitable." Wherefore 206 2, 109 | of saintly conduct they seek, not to ~turn men to God, 207 2, 110 | by outward ~deeds so to seek the glory of their author, 208 2, 111 | because by both do men ~seek glory.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[ 209 2, 116 | Hence though old ~people seek more greedily the aid of 210 2, 116 | purely spiritual sins, which seek spiritual pleasure in respect 211 2, 116 | purely carnal ~sins, which seek a purely bodily pleasure 212 2, 118 | madness, or if a man were to ~seek the return of his deposit 213 2, 121 | himself, he ~should not seek the assistance of something 214 2, 121 | folly than for reason to seek ~help from anger? the steadfast 215 2, 123 | others that we should rather ~seek for, fear is inordinate 216 2, 129 | this sense that he should seek for it as his reward: since 217 2, 130 | to ~them indeed who . . . seek glory and honor and incorruption, 218 2, 130 | do you love ~vanity, and seek after lying?"~Aquin.: SMT 219 2, 130 | manner a man may ~rightly seek his own glory for the good 220 2, 130 | from God alone, you do not seek?"~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[132] 221 2, 132 | himself, not that he does not seek his own good, but because 222 2, 139 | that "what we observe and ~seek most in temperance is tranquillity 223 2, 139 | that "what we observe and seek most in ~temperance is the 224 2, 145 | one ought seemingly, to seek ~the superior's dispensation; 225 2, 150 | women who in these times seek naught else from marriage 226 2, 156 | displeasure he is moved to seek vengeance.~Aquin.: SMT SS 227 2, 159 | teaching admonishes us to seek the better things, according 228 2, 164 | dangers of death, and to seek pleasures of the flesh, 229 2, 164 | on this desire, ~lest he seek knowledge immoderately: 230 2, 165 | in the case of those who seek to know the future through 231 2, 165 | written (Ecclus. 3:22): "Seek not the things that are 232 2, 165 | is harmful to them, and seek those ~things that are necessary 233 2, 165 | Lie not in wait, nor seek ~after wickedness in the 234 2, 166 | should beware lest, when we seek ~relaxation of mind, we 235 2, 169 | further on (1 Cor. 14:12): ~"Seek to abound unto the edification 236 2, 178 | that "in contemplation we ~seek the principle which is God."~ 237 2, 180 | of the Lord, this will I ~seek after, that I may dwell 238 2, 181 | ceases when the citizens seek each man his own. Besides, 239 2, 183 | that it is ~heathenish to seek precedence; and thus by 240 2, 183 | it was praiseworthy to ~seek the office of a bishop when 241 2, 183 | in our actions we should seek, not honor nor ~power in 242 2, 183 | say: "I praise what you seek, but learn first what it 243 2, 183 | learn first what it is you seek."~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[185] 244 2, 183 | others, and no man should seek to be raised thus, according 245 2, 183 | in her labor, you would seek in vain how we could be 246 2, 183 | it lies with him, not to seek ~the episcopal office, nor 247 2, 183 | according to 1 Cor. 14:12, "Seek to ~abound unto the edifying 248 2, 183 | certain persons that "some seek to ~erect as pillars of 249 2, 183 | unlawful. ~Now those who seek to resign their episcopal 250 2, 183 | others it is meet he ~should seek his own."~Aquin.: SMT SS 251 2, 184 | Monte ii, 17): "Those ~who seek first the kingdom of God 252 2, 184 | to religion whereby men seek to attain to that which 253 2, 184 | safeguarding of which religious seek a ~livelihood by these means. 254 2, 184 | with ~their whole heart seek the Lord the God of their 255 2, 185 | discreditable pursuits ~whereby some seek a livelihood. Hence he says ( 256 2, 185 | and show men that you ~seek not an easy livelihood in 257 2, 185 | good: thus scholars ~may seek alms that they may devote 258 2, 185 | preach: yet if they wish to seek this by begging so as to 259 2, 186 | suffice by himself, to seek other suitable persons and 260 2, 186 | further on: ~"Whatever you seek to know, I will endeavor 261 2, 186 | 39:1): "The wise man will seek out the wisdom of all the ~ 262 2, 186 | to the service of God, to seek for other ~learning, save 263 2, 186 | no one is ~forbidden to seek the knowledge of truth, 264 2, 187 | a monastery, when they ~seek admittance, unless first 265 2, 187 | account of humility, to seek permission: yet this ~cannot 266 2, 187 | provided ~withal that one seek the superior's permission ( 267 2, 187 | lviii) that ~"those who seek to enter religion must not 268 3, 1 | the Son of Man is come to seek and to ~save that which 269 3, 5 | ignorant ~of its cause, we seek to know it, as is said Metaph. 270 3, 13 | according to Jn. 8:50, "I seek not My own glory." ~Yet 271 3, 21 | belong to the sensuality to seek this by praying, but to 272 3, 22 | Malachi 2:7: "They shall seek the law at his," ~i.e. the 273 3, 25 | the women (Mk. 16:6): "You seek Jesus of ~Nazareth, Who 274 3, 31 | the Incarnation we do ~not seek that which is most miraculous, 275 3, 31 | since this is ~what we seek in all matters of faith.~ 276 3, 36 | to Jerusalem, nor ~did he seek the Scribes and Pharisees, 277 3, 36 | new star stimulated" to seek Christ, through whom they 278 3, 36 | it was foolish of them to seek human guidance ~besides 279 3, 36 | none of them did ~the Magi seek to adore. And so they who 280 3, 36 | Serm. xxxiv), "they might seek with ~more ardent faith 281 3, 36 | went to ~Jerusalem, to seek in the royal city the new-born 282 3, 40 | example to go about and seek those who perish, ~like 283 3, 41 | assistance at his command to seek to ~obtain food miraculously 284 3, 41 | the devil urging Christ to seek spiritual glory by casting 285 3, 44 | true. For it is wrong to seek ~to learn from the devil 286 3, 44 | my ~lord hath not sent to seek thee': which shows that 287 3, 57 | Apostle says (Col. 3:1,2): "Seek the things that are ~above, 288 3, 59 | written (Ecclus. 7:6): "Seek ~not to be made a judge 289 3, 66 | instructed, or urged to seek the signification ~of such 290 3, 69 | suitable, lest men might seek to be baptized for the ~ 291 3, 80 | according to Mt. 6:33: "Seek first the kingdom of God." 292 3, 84 | requires that he should seek to be justified from his 293 3, 90 | because in the latter case we seek not only the restoration 294 Suppl, 8 | order to find grace, must ~seek a priest who knows how to 295 Suppl, 8 | prelates, except to those who "seek the things that are their 296 Suppl, 8 | absolved him, not in order ~to seek absolution, but in order 297 Suppl, 19| is a sin for ~anyone to seek absolution of his sins from 298 Suppl, 21| as a merit), and either seek absolution from the person ~ 299 Suppl, 34| those who ~preside have to seek the salvation of their subjects 300 Suppl, 36| one from whose lips we seek the law, should have knowledge 301 Suppl, 36| the law. ~Now the laity seek the law at the mouth of 302 Suppl, 36| of these that the people ~seek the law; wherefore they 303 Suppl, 38| lower acts and virtues which seek some special good, as ~appears 304 Suppl, 40| of whom it is our duty to seek what we are to believe and 305 Suppl, 41| whose ~offspring are able to seek food immediately after birth, 306 Suppl, 42| Further, sickness does not seek a remedy where it finds ~ 307 Suppl, 43| lawful age, they should seek a dissolution of the ~betrothal 308 Suppl, 49| would be a ~mortal sin to seek pleasure in this act, a 309 Suppl, 49| always a mortal ~sin to seek pleasure therein. Consequently 310 Suppl, 49| marriage. If, however, he seek pleasure within the ~bounds 311 Suppl, 49| therein; otherwise he would seek it ~anywhere indifferently. 312 Suppl, 52| the individual, so does it seek the ~preservation of the 313 Suppl, 55| first case, he can neither seek nor pay the debt, in the 314 Suppl, 58| each ~party is permitted to seek another partner in marriage.~ 315 Suppl, 61| neither consort meanwhile seek the fruit of a better life. 316 Suppl, 62| two ways. ~First, he may seek a separation from bed before 317 Suppl, 62| proves. Secondly, he may seek for the crime to be punished 318 Suppl, 62| fornication is not ~allowed to seek another marriage, she is 319 Suppl, 62| the wife may not herself seek reconciliation. ~Aquin.: 320 Suppl, 65| though sometimes a man may seek to have offspring of such 321 Suppl, 67| afterwards hate her, and seek ~occasions to put her away"* 322 Suppl, 69| living; or again in order to seek our suffrages, as to ~those 323 Suppl, 70| place that it be unable to ~seek another, since a spirit 324 Suppl, 72| hearing, ~or because they seek the Divine truth about them, 325 Suppl, 72| when by their prayers they seek a hearing of the Divine ~ 326 Suppl, 72| wherefore neither do they seek for it. And ~consequently 327 Suppl, 83| In those days men shall ~seek death, and shall not find 328 Suppl, 87| written (Eccles. 7:6): "Seek not to be made a judge, 329 Suppl, 89| the Divine vision which we seek. ~For it is agreed that " 330 Suppl, 89| the ~Divine vision that we seek.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[92] A[ 331 Suppl, 92| undividedly all that men seek in various things, as the 332 Suppl, 92| because they are what men seek ~in temporal happiness.


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