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St. Thomas Aquinas
Summa Theologica

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1 1, 25 | omnipotent; but it seems ~difficult to explain in what His omnipotence 2 1, 62 | seemingly we need help only for difficult tasks. Now it ~was not a 3 1, 62 | tasks. Now it ~was not a difficult task for the angel to turn 4 1, 62 | Reply OBJ 2: A thing is "difficult" which is beyond a power; 5 1, 62 | help, it is ~said to be "difficult"; but if it can in no way 6 1, 62 | body; consequently it ~is difficult for a man to mount upwards. 7 1, 62 | his ultimate ~beatitude is difficult for man, both because it 8 1, 62 | infection ~of sin. But it is difficult for an angel, only because 9 1, 62 | of merit. For it is more difficult for a man to do well ~than 10 1, 68 | neither contrary to faith nor difficult to be proved and ~believed."~ 11 1, 72 | instance, is very imperfect and difficult to discern, and ~hence, 12 1, 63 | seemingly we need help only for difficult tasks. Now it ~was not a 13 1, 63 | tasks. Now it ~was not a difficult task for the angel to turn 14 1, 63 | Reply OBJ 2: A thing is "difficult" which is beyond a power; 15 1, 63 | help, it is ~said to be "difficult"; but if it can in no way 16 1, 63 | body; consequently it ~is difficult for a man to mount upwards. 17 1, 63 | his ultimate ~beatitude is difficult for man, both because it 18 1, 63 | infection ~of sin. But it is difficult for an angel, only because 19 1, 63 | of merit. For it is more difficult for a man to do well ~than 20 1, 69 | neither contrary to faith nor difficult to be proved and ~believed."~ 21 1, 71 | instance, is very imperfect and difficult to discern, and ~hence, 22 1, 94 | object of virtue ~is the difficult and the good." But there 23 1, 94 | striving after ~what is difficult to itself: and the promptitude 24 1, 94 | ready to do even what may be difficult to him. But the ~actual 25 1, 104 | a miracle is "something difficult, which seldom occurs, ~surpassing 26 1, 114 | heavier it is and the more difficult to move. Therefore no corporeal ~ 27 2, 4 | the governance thereof is difficult ~and burdensome, like unto 28 2, 23 | as it is of an arduous or difficult nature, is the ~object of 29 2, 23 | as arduous, through being difficult to obtain or avoid, ~belong 30 2, 23 | either by making ~some good difficult to obtain, or by making 31 2, 23 | power. But if it prove difficult to obtain, from this very 32 2, 23 | arduousness. Now the good which is difficult or arduous, considered as ~ 33 2, 23 | considered as ~arduous or difficult, it makes us turn from it; 34 2, 23 | For anger is caused by a ~difficult evil already present: and 35 2, 25 | irascible faculty is the difficult good, ~which seems to be 36 2, 25 | regard a restricted, viz. the difficult, ~good. Since, therefore, 37 2, 25 | look upon it as something difficult or arduous; whereas such 38 2, 34 | are concerned about the difficult and ~the good" (Ethic. ii, 39 2, 35 | altogether, or as to make it difficult. Therefore in contemplation 40 2, 35 | virtue is concerned with the difficult and the good" (Ethic. ii, 41 2, 40 | be something arduous and difficult to obtain, ~for we do not 42 2, 40 | faculty. ~Fourthly, that this difficult thing is something possible 43 2, 40 | absolutely, but as arduous and difficult of attainment, as stated 44 2, 40 | which regards something difficult, as stated ~in the FP, Q[ 45 2, 40 | apprehension of a future good, difficult but possible to ~obtain; 46 2, 40 | accidentally, as making the difficult good impossible to ~obtain. 47 2, 40 | hope is a future ~good, difficult but possible to obtain. 48 2, 40 | we hope for is something ~difficult but possible to obtain; 49 2, 40 | sometimes that ~what is difficult becomes possible to us, 50 2, 40 | object, ~which is a good, difficult but possible. For the thought 51 2, 40 | the thought of its being ~difficult arouses our attention; while 52 2, 40 | no longer looked upon as difficult.~Aquin.: SMT FS Q[40] A[ 53 2, 41 | hope is ~a future good, difficult but possible to obtain; 54 2, 41 | fear is ~a future evil, difficult and irresistible. Consequently 55 2, 41 | not absolutely, but as difficult or arduous, so as to be 56 2, 42 | of hope is a future good difficult but possible to obtain, 57 2, 42 | namely, those that are difficult.~Aquin.: SMT FS Q[42] A[ 58 2, 43 | to come, near at hand and difficult to ~avoid. Therefore that 59 2, 44 | threatening evil which is difficult to repel, as stated above ~( 60 2, 44 | 2]). But that a thing be difficult to repel is due to lack 61 2, 44 | both because they seem difficult to repel, and because they ~ 62 2, 44 | of evil things, ~as being difficult to repel, so that fear regards 63 2, 45 | to that which is good and difficult. Therefore ~daring is the 64 2, 45 | object of daring is something difficult. Therefore the greater the ~ 65 2, 45 | danger is more arduous and ~difficult when present. It is then 66 2, 49 | habit is a quality which is difficult to change."~Aquin.: SMT 67 2, 49 | Para. 1/1~OBJ 3: Further, "difficult to change" is not a difference 68 2, 49 | since habit is "a quality difficult to ~change," it seems not 69 2, 49 | changeableness, whether easy or difficult; ~inasmuch as a certain 70 2, 49 | OBJ 3: This difference, "difficult to change," does not ~distinguish 71 2, 49 | that thus to be easy and difficult to change are ~specific 72 2, 50 | But habit is ~a quality, difficult to change. Therefore no 73 2, 50 | sickness may be easy or difficult ~to change, so also are 74 2, 50 | dispositions are not simply difficult to change on ~account of 75 2, 50 | causes. But they may be ~difficult to change by comparison 76 2, 50 | removed; or because they ~are difficult to change, by comparison 77 2, 50 | qualities of the soul are simply difficult to change, on account of 78 2, 50 | say that ~health which is difficult to change is a habit simply: 79 2, 50 | firmly fixed and to become difficult to change, then it will 80 2, 60 | and despair are about some difficult good; ~while anger seeks 81 2, 60 | and that which is good and difficult ~to obtain. Moreover since 82 2, 60 | virtue, "like art, is about ~difficult things" (Ethic. ii, 3).~ 83 2, 60 | concupiscible faculty, or as being difficult to obtain, in which way 84 2, 60 | we consider this good as difficult to get, and as ~being the 85 2, 61 | passions which are most difficult to curb, viz. in the pleasures 86 2, 61 | of death, ~which are most difficult to withstand.~Aquin.: SMT 87 2, 61 | harder, can do what is less difficult. Wherefore whoever ~can 88 2, 65 | sin, and yet they find it ~difficult to do works of virtue; nor 89 2, 65 | who has a habit, finds it ~difficult to act in accordance with 90 2, 65 | habit of science, finds it ~difficult to understand, through being 91 2, 67 | a habit, it is a quality difficult to remove: for it is not 92 2, 67 | object of hope is something ~difficult, as stated above (Q[40], 93 2, 67 | compared to us as something difficult. ~Hence he that has money 94 2, 68 | being defined as "a quality ~difficult to remove," as stated in 95 2, 68 | counsel are concerned with ~difficult matters, whereas piety and 96 2, 73 | that "virtue is about the ~difficult and the good": whence it 97 2, 73 | virtue is about what is more difficult. But it is a less grievous 98 2, 73 | to ~fail in what is more difficult, than in what is less difficult. 99 2, 73 | difficult, than in what is less difficult. Therefore ~the less grievous 100 2, 73 | virtue that is about a more difficult good is ~opposed directly 101 2, 73 | sin which is about a more difficult evil. For in ~each case 102 2, 73 | to ~sin, and so the more difficult is it to resist. But sin 103 2, 73 | by ~the fact that it is difficult to resist; for it denotes 104 2, 77 | a case it does not seem ~difficult for a man to act counter 105 2, 85 | good actions become more difficult and concupiscence more impetuous.~ 106 2, 85 | three that a man finds it difficult to tend to the good. "Error" 107 2, 95 | clothing and food. Now it is ~difficult to see how man could suffice 108 2, 105 | cattle, ~they were yet more difficult to safeguard, because they 109 2, 107 | commandments of ~Christ are difficult to accomplish, for instance: 110 2, 107 | one has to do, the more difficult it is. But the New Law ~ 111 2, 107 | I answer that, A twofold difficult may attach to works of virtue 112 2, 107 | themselves are, in a way, difficult and ~burdensome. And in 113 2, 107 | because to act thus is ~difficult for a man without virtue: 114 2, 107 | prohibition. Now this is very difficult ~to a man without virtue: 115 2, 107 | pleasure and promptitude, is difficult to a man who ~is not righteous. 116 2, 114 | work can be toilsome and difficult in two ways: first, ~from 117 2, 114 | ready will is hard and difficult to all of us, and this toil 118 2, 1 | one be accepted, it is not difficult to accept the others; ~wherefore 119 2, 1 | more important and more ~difficult questions that arise in 120 2, 16 | hope ~is a future good, difficult but possible to obtain. 121 2, 16 | object of hope is something difficult. Now many ~things besides 122 2, 16 | besides eternal happiness are difficult to man. Therefore eternal ~ 123 2, 19 | object of hope is a good, difficult but possible to obtain by 124 2, 25 | Fourthly because it is more difficult to give than to receive ~ 125 2, 26 | friend, because it is more difficult. ~Therefore it seems more 126 2, 26 | the ~stronger, as the more difficult are the things we accomplish 127 2, 26 | Further, whatever is more difficult seems to be more virtuous 128 2, 26 | virtue is about that which is difficult and good" ~(Ethic. ii, 3). 129 2, 26 | good" has, more than the "difficult," to do with the ~reason 130 2, 26 | follow that whatever is ~more difficult is more meritorious, but 131 2, 26 | meritorious, but only what is more difficult, and ~at the same time better.~ 132 2, 27 | special character, viz. "difficult," and ~"possible to obtain"; 133 2, 28 | human spirit to ~attempt difficult things. Hence they make 134 2, 51 | difficulty. But perseverance in difficult matters belongs ~to fortitude. 135 2, 53 | guile; but as this is more difficult, it is of less ~frequent 136 2, 56 | is about that which is "difficult" and "good," as ~stated 137 2, 56 | fortitude is about more difficult things than ~justice is, 138 2, 56 | fortitude is about the most difficult things, it ~is not about 139 2, 66 | and so various that it is difficult to ~remember each one. A 140 2, 71 | Consid. ii, 13): "It is difficult to say which ~is the more 141 2, 102 | increases in ~disagreeable or difficult matters," because there 142 2, 121 | they tend to that which is difficult as though it were not ~difficult: 143 2, 121 | difficult as though it were not ~difficult: and this again happens 144 2, 121 | things wherein it is most difficult to be firm, namely ~in certain 145 2, 121 | in things that are most ~difficult to bear, is prepared, in 146 2, 121 | resist those which are ~less difficult.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[123] A[ 147 2, 121 | withdrawn from something difficult belongs to the ~notion of 148 2, 121 | is chiefly about fear of difficult things, ~which can withdraw 149 2, 121 | For ~virtue "is about the difficult and the good" (Ethic. ii, 150 2, 121 | ii, 3). Now it is ~more difficult to attack than to endure. 151 2, 121 | daring." For it is more difficult to allay fear than to moderate ~ 152 2, 121 | OBJ 1: Endurance is more difficult than aggression, for three ~ 153 2, 121 | stronger party; and it is more difficult ~to contend with a stronger 154 2, 121 | to come; and it is more difficult to be unmoved ~by the present 155 2, 121 | movements; ~and it is more difficult to remain unmoved for a 156 2, 121 | virtue is about that which is difficult and good. But ~fortitude 157 2, 121 | fortitude is about most difficult things. Therefore it is 158 2, 121 | the good rather than the ~difficult. Hence the greatness of 159 2, 126 | endurance of arduous and ~difficult things for the sake of virtue 160 2, 127 | respect of things that are difficult simply. It follows ~therefore 161 2, 127 | so far as the aspect of difficult is added, ~they belong to 162 2, 127 | aspect of something great or difficult.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[129] A[ 163 2, 127 | namely hope, which tends to a difficult ~good. Wherefore magnanimity 164 2, 127 | operations as are great or ~difficult: for every power, however 165 2, 127 | virtue to be about the ~difficult and the good, as stated 166 2, 127 | Body Para. 2/4~Now the difficult and the good (which amount 167 2, 127 | reason, in so far as it is difficult to find and establish the ~ 168 2, 127 | honor, for it is much more ~difficult to observe it in great than 169 2, 127 | that tend to ~something difficult, in which it is most difficult 170 2, 127 | difficult, in which it is most difficult to preserve firmness. ~Wherefore 171 2, 127 | firmness. ~Wherefore the more difficult it is to stand firm in some 172 2, 127 | Para. 2/2~Now it is more difficult to stand firm in dangers 173 2, 127 | confirming the mind about some difficult matter; but it ~falls short 174 2, 127 | accidentally. ~Wherefore the difficult in evil things is always 175 2, 127 | firmness ~of mind than the difficult in good things. Hence the 176 2, 127 | about the hope of something difficult. Wherefore, since confidence ~ 177 2, 130 | one does not get it, it is difficult not to take pleasure in 178 2, 132 | to something arduous and difficult, so also does ~magnificence: 179 2, 132 | since it tends ~to something difficult in the matter of expenditure, 180 2, 132 | fortitude ~tends to something difficult in the matter of fear.~Aquin.: 181 2, 133 | expenditure, which is ~a more difficult accomplishment: wherefore 182 2, 134 | others, foremost and most difficult to endure are those that ~ 183 2, 134 | but ~that which is most difficult to endure, namely dangers 184 2, 134 | a long time, it is more difficult. ~Secondly, because the 185 2, 134 | endurance of arduous and ~difficult things for the sake of virtue 186 2, 134 | constancy in good; when he says "difficult" he refers to the ~grievousness 187 2, 135 | virtue is ~about the difficult and the good"; and so where 188 2, 135 | persist long in ~something difficult involves a special difficulty. 189 2, 135 | touch (which is of itself ~a difficult thing), while the other 190 2, 135 | which also is something difficult in ~itself), so perseverance 191 2, 135 | those things which are most difficult to endure ~long. Now it 192 2, 135 | endure ~long. Now it is difficult to endure, not good, but 193 2, 135 | endurance. Now it is not ~difficult to endure these things for 194 2, 135 | violent. But they are ~most difficult to bear for one who is strongly 195 2, 135 | persistence in any kind of ~difficult good, it is consistent in 196 2, 135 | for ~even if it is less difficult for him to persist, yet 197 2, 135 | as virtue is a "quality difficult to change."~Aquin.: SMT 198 2, 135 | matter, wherein it is most difficult of ~accomplishment. In accordance 199 2, 135 | matters wherein it is most difficult to stand firm, namely in 200 2, 135 | firm endurance of something difficult must be ~annexed to fortitude 201 2, 135 | to praise: nor is this so difficult as to endure ~dangers of 202 2, 135 | Further, "virtue is about the difficult and the good." Now it ~does 203 2, 135 | Now it ~does not seem difficult to be constant in little 204 2, 135 | those things which make it difficult to persist in good. Because 205 2, 135 | Reply OBJ 2: It is more difficult to persist in great deeds: 206 2, 135 | or ordinary deeds, it is difficult to persist for any length 207 2, 135 | deeds are sometimes more difficult than deeds of ~virtue: hence 208 2, 135 | nature to make ~perseverance difficult. Now, however, by the grace 209 2, 136 | enjoy pleasures, it is more ~difficult for him to endure the lack 210 2, 137 | goods or evils that are difficult. Now man, according to his 211 2, 137 | consists in accomplishing any difficult work. Wherefore the gift 212 2, 137 | 1]~), fortitude is about difficult things. Now it is very difficult, 213 2, 137 | difficult things. Now it is very difficult, not ~merely to do virtuous 214 2, 139 | Further, "Virtue is about the difficult and the good" [*Ethic. ~ 215 2, 139 | ii, 3]. Now it seems more difficult to temper fear, especially 216 2, 139 | greater the impetus the more difficult is it to ~control. Now anger, 217 2, 139 | us, so ~that it is more difficult to abstain from them, and 218 2, 139 | OBJ 2: Further, the more difficult the deed the greater the 219 2, 139 | virtue. Now ~it is more difficult to control desires and pleasures 220 2, 139 | Since virtue is about the difficult and the good, the ~excellence 221 2, 139 | than under the aspect of difficult, wherein ~temperance excels.~ 222 2, 140 | Now seemingly ~it is more difficult to control pleasures than 223 2, 140 | ii, 3, that "it is more difficult to contend against ~pleasure 224 2, 140 | difficulty, because it is more difficult to endure dangers of death 225 2, 140 | life. Hence it is ~more difficult to overcome the fear of 226 2, 140 | although the latter is more ~difficult to resist than anger, sorrow, 227 2, 141 | wherein moderation is ~not so difficult. Now it belongs to temperance 228 2, 141 | of ~touch, which are most difficult to moderate. Wherefore any 229 2, 142 | is about a possible and difficult good, so is fear about ~ 230 2, 142 | arduous, that ~is to say difficult for him to avoid; nor does 231 2, 142 | evil, ~one, namely, that is difficult to avoid. Now disgrace is 232 2, 142 | regard to oneself, or as not difficult to avoid.~Aquin.: SMT SS 233 2, 145 | in his favor, or if it be difficult for him to ~have recourse 234 2, 147 | that in which it ~is most difficult and most commendable to 235 2, 150 | incorruptible, it would not be difficult to maintain a perpetual ~ 236 2, 152 | Christian's ~conflicts, the most difficult combats are those of chastity; 237 2, 152 | of this passion is ~more difficult to overcome.~Aquin.: SMT 238 2, 153 | wherein it is best and most difficult to ~contain oneself, namely 239 2, 154 | habit is "a disposition difficult to remove," the result is ~ 240 2, 154 | But his curing ~is more difficult, for two reasons. The first 241 2, 154 | demonstrations. Now it is more ~difficult to bring back to the truth 242 2, 154 | from a habit, which is ~difficult to remove, whereas the inclination 243 2, 154 | in desire. For the more difficult it is to resist the ~passion, 244 2, 154 | Heraclitus says, it is more difficult to resist ~desire than anger" [* 245 2, 154 | Reply OBJ 1: It is more difficult to resist pleasure perseveringly 246 2, 154 | for the moment it is more ~difficult to resist anger, on account 247 2, 158 | things wherein it is most difficult to be ~moderate, namely 248 2, 158 | where moderation is ~not so difficult. This virtue is called modesty, 249 2, 158 | where restraint is most ~difficult, while modesty moderates 250 2, 159 | treating ~of the passions, the difficult good has something attractive 251 2, 159 | necessary with regard to the difficult ~good: one, to temper and 252 2, 159 | restrain not the desire of difficult things but the estimate ~ 253 2, 159 | whose object is something difficult. Therefore apparently humility 254 2, 159 | patience by ~obeying under difficult and contrary circumstances"; 255 2, 160 | object of pride is something difficult, for pride is the desire 256 2, 160 | 2/2~Consequently if the difficult thing which is the object 257 2, 160 | appetite. But since the difficult thing which pride has in 258 2, 160 | patience by obeying under difficult and contrary circumstances," 259 2, 160 | grievous of sins. For ~the more difficult a sin is to avoid, the less 260 2, 160 | to ~be. Now pride is most difficult to avoid; for Augustine 261 2, 160 | 2~Reply OBJ 1: A sin is difficult to avoid in two ways. First, 262 2, 160 | impetuosity; and "still more difficult is it to resist ~concupiscence, 263 2, 160 | Para. 2/2~Secondly, it is difficult to avoid a sin, on account 264 2, 160 | hidden. In this way it is difficult to avoid pride, since it 265 2, 163 | assault is penal if it be difficult to resist it: but, ~in the 266 2, 174 | obscure things, and resolve difficult ~things." Hence the interpretation 267 2, 182 | times, there is nothing so difficult, so onerous, so perilous 268 2, 182 | virtue "is concerned with the difficult and the good" ~(Ethic. ii, 269 2, 182 | ii, 3). Now it is more difficult to lead a good life in the ~ 270 2, 182 | in this ~way it is more difficult to lead a good life together 271 2, 182 | religious life is more difficult as regards the genus of 272 2, 183 | Since, then, it is very difficult for anyone to be able to 273 2, 183 | Pastor. i, 7), "it is very difficult ~for anyone to be able to 274 2, 184 | mind in regard ~to most difficult things, and the name of " 275 2, 184 | outset." Consequently it is ~difficult to safeguard charity amidst 276 2, 184 | this because he has done a difficult thing, ~wherefore the text 277 2, 186 | xix, 23) that "since it is difficult to despise riches when we ~ 278 2, 186 | of heaven,' but: 'It is difficult.'" The third is ~vainglory 279 2, 187 | to fast and keep other ~difficult observances. Many, like 280 2, 187 | matter to that which is more difficult. Hence it is clear from ~ 281 2, 187 | Pentecost, shows that no difficult things ~are to be laid on 282 2, 187 | to take upon themselves difficult things of their own ~choice. 283 3, 30 | life of Anthony, "it is difficult to ~discern good from evil 284 3, 42 | use of a language that is difficult to ~understand. Now Christ, 285 3, 67 | OBJ 2: Further, it is more difficult for one agent to act on 286 3, 75 | conversion ~not only is it difficult for this whole to be changed 287 3, 77 | 2/5~Nevertheless, it is difficult to see how anything can 288 3, 86 | cannot be healed, when it is difficult to heal him. Yet this is ~ 289 3, 89 | their souls; for it is a ~difficult thing to return to their 290 3, 89 | impossible, ~but that it is difficult, for man to recover his 291 3, 89 | charity. For it ~seems more difficult to bring to life that which 292 Suppl, 8 | because one man's sin is ~more difficult to resist than another's ( 293 Suppl, 36| indeed to know all the difficult points of the law (for in 294 Suppl, 39| dispensation; and this is the more difficult to obtain, ~according as 295 Suppl, 54| because beyond this it was difficult to have ~any recollection 296 Suppl, 55| especially where it is least difficult to sever the tie. Now this 297 Suppl, 59| conversion would ~be more difficult if she knew she was deprived 298 Suppl, 65| principal or secondary end difficult, or less satisfactory, for 299 Suppl, 65| rendering its attainment difficult or less satisfactory, it 300 Suppl, 71| Consequently though it is no more difficult to the Divine power to ~ 301 Suppl, 89| object in act, it would seem difficult to ~understand how the created 302 Suppl, 93| OBJ 4: Further, it is more difficult not to exceed the measure 303 Suppl, 93| suffers voluntarily is difficult and naturally repugnant


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