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St. Thomas Aquinas
Summa Theologica

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1 1, 1 | Hierotheus is taught not by mere learning, but by experience 2 1, 12 | seen in His essence by a mere human being, ~except he 3 1, 13 | implies that He is not a mere potentiality, as is primary 4 1, 30 | whiteness does not ~signify the mere exclusion of blackness.~ 5 1, 39 | Begotten, pours out ~upon us mere creatures His immense bounty 6 1, 48 | privation of good, and not a mere ~negation, as was said above ( 7 1, 53 | divisible, and is not always a mere point. Yet even ~the intermediate 8 1, 57 | passions of the soul by the mere pulse. Much more then can 9 1, 65 | corporeal world would arise from mere chance. For it the sun's 10 1, 66 | glory which differs from mere ~natural brightness.~Aquin.: 11 1, 67 | bulk ~is corrupted by the mere absence of the luminary. 12 1, 67 | cannot be brought about by mere intentions. Others have ~ 13 1, 68 | the starry heaven, is a mere ~absurdity. The solid nature 14 1, 75 | holding "that man is not a mere soul, nor a mere body; but 15 1, 75 | is not a mere soul, nor a mere body; but both soul and ~ 16 1, 76 | for then we should have mere corruption. ~Therefore the 17 1, 39 | Begotten, pours out ~upon us mere creatures His immense bounty 18 1, 49 | privation of good, and not a mere ~negation, as was said above ( 19 1, 54 | divisible, and is not always a mere point. Yet even ~the intermediate 20 1, 58 | passions of the soul by the mere pulse. Much more then can 21 1, 66 | corporeal world would arise from mere chance. For it the sun's 22 1, 67 | glory which differs from mere ~natural brightness.~Aquin.: 23 1, 68 | bulk ~is corrupted by the mere absence of the luminary. 24 1, 68 | cannot be brought about by mere intentions. Others have ~ 25 1, 69 | the starry heaven, is a mere ~absurdity. The solid nature 26 1, 74 | holding "that man is not a mere soul, nor a mere body; but 27 1, 74 | is not a mere soul, nor a mere body; but both soul and ~ 28 1, 75 | for then we should have mere corruption. ~Therefore the 29 1, 77 | special power of the soul - mere apprehension does not ~suffice. 30 1, 83 | held, maintaining that the mere participation of ideas sufficed 31 1, 83 | knowledge is affected ~by this mere impression brought about 32 1, 83 | is effected ~in us by the mere intellectual operation is 33 1, 83 | is effected in us by the mere ~impression of some superior 34 1, 84 | latter, according to him, are mere participations of ~the subsistent 35 1, 86 | consists in this, that the mere ~presence of the mind suffices 36 1, 86 | kind of ~knowledge, the mere presence of the mind does 37 1, 86 | a kind of medium between mere power and mere ~act. Now, 38 1, 86 | medium between mere power and mere ~act. Now, it has been said ( 39 1, 98 | the soul; so that ~by the mere will of the parent the sex 40 1, 101 | extremely hot on account of the mere ~proximity of the sun. But 41 1, 103 | action on God's part; but a mere cessation of His action.~ 42 1, 109 | corporeal creature obeys the mere will of the angels?~(3) 43 1, 109 | corporeal matter obeys the mere will of an angel?~Aquin.: 44 1, 109 | corporeal matter obeys the mere will of an ~angel. For the 45 1, 109 | neither does ~matter obey the mere will of a cook, when by 46 1, 113 | demons, it is not real but a mere semblance of reality.~Aquin.: 47 1, 118 | from ~animal would be a mere division, as mud is generated 48 2, 6 | of the end consists in ~mere apprehension of the end, 49 2, 13 | and that it ~is neither a mere body, nor a mere soul, but 50 2, 13 | neither a mere body, nor a mere soul, but both; so is it 51 2, 14 | looks upon small things as mere nothings. ~Consequently 52 2, 18 | a thing, is not from the mere substantial ~form, that 53 2, 18 | action, since thus it is a mere accident: but when it ~becomes 54 2, 19 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 3: The mere malice of the intention 55 2, 22 | soul. For in the sense of ~mere reception, we speak of " 56 2, 22 | But passivity, as implying mere ~reception, need not be 57 2, 24 | of reason than from the mere passion ~of pity. In the 58 2, 25 | to two causes: one is the mere aptitude or ~proportion 59 2, 31 | appetite is nothing ~but the mere movement of the will. Hence 60 2, 32 | causes sadness; and yet the mere thought of it gives pleasure. 61 2, 33 | desire we understand the mere ~intensity of the emotion, 62 2, 34 | greatest good is due not to the mere ~fact that it is pleasure, 63 2, 35 | future life. Because by the ~mere fact that man mourns for 64 2, 39 | is an evil, because the mere ~fact of a man's appetite 65 2, 40 | But it can arise from the mere excess of good.~Aquin.: 66 2, 45 | danger on ~account of a mere thought giving rise to hope 67 2, 52 | living things. ~Secondly, by mere intensity, without any addition 68 2, 53 | corrupted or diminished through mere cessation from ~act?~Aquin.: 69 2, 53 | corrupted or diminished through ~mere cessation from act. For 70 2, 57 | use. ~But art confers the mere aptness for good work; since 71 2, 60 | viz. that are ~done for mere pleasure, and which do not 72 2, 67 | men are made happy by the mere ~knowledge of that nature, 73 2, 71 | suppose an act: for the mere fact of not ~doing what 74 2, 72 | and is consummated in the ~mere apprehension of a thing 75 2, 72 | one ~is satisfied with the mere pleasure of thought"; and 76 2, 74 | goes no further than the mere thought of the ~pleasure, 77 2, 74 | things which are deemed mere sins of thought, since without 78 2, 76 | that nescience ~denotes mere absence of knowledge; wherefore 79 2, 77 | habitually, may happen through mere lack of attention: for instance, 80 2, 87 | no sin incurs a debt of mere temporal punishment.~Aquin.: 81 2, 88 | necessity, and through the mere lust ~of wine, make himself 82 2, 89 | is not possible for the mere movements of the sensuality 83 2, 92 | and ~sometimes from the mere dictates of reason, which 84 2, 96 | matter to authority, the ~mere necessity brings with it 85 2, 97 | to a certain ~extent, the mere change of law is of itself 86 2, 97 | abolished by custom, so that the mere ~custom should obtain force 87 2, 97 | such ~reason, and of his mere will, he will be an unfaithful 88 2, 98 | of the Law than under the mere natural ~law: and for this 89 2, 102 | For the people saw the mere ~corporeal sacrifices which 90 2, 102 | were purified either by the mere sprinkling of water, or, 91 2, 102 | uncleanness; the other was by mere contact with an unclean ~ 92 2, 102 | uncleanness was expiated by the mere sprinkling of a certain 93 2, 102 | they were purified by the mere washing of their clothes; 94 2, 104 | binding ~force from the mere dictate of reason.~Aquin.: 95 2, 113 | free-will; ~hence it is by the mere infusion of their souls 96 2, 5 | his Creator, not by the mere ~outward perception of hearing, 97 2, 10 | faith rather than from the mere absence of ~faith, for the 98 2, 22 | household interests, not ~by mere bodily presence, not by 99 2, 23 | through an ~act, or by the mere cessation from act. It is 100 2, 33 | Wherefore ~if the sin be a mere beginning of sin in the 101 2, 37 | and takes pleasure in the mere disunion of the community, 102 2, 37 | which is conferred ~by a mere human appointment. Such 103 2, 58 | others for the most part on mere ~suspicion."~Aquin.: SMT 104 2, 60 | time: wherefore it is a ~mere gift rather than a restitution, 105 2, 64 | to the power of God Whose mere will all things obey. Secondly, 106 2, 64 | be through consent in a mere ~thought.~Aquin.: SMT SS 107 2, 74 | cursing which expresses a mere desire; while the cursing 108 2, 81 | precept, but to ~come from the mere will, since it is nothing 109 2, 86 | Whether a vow consists in a mere purpose of the will?~Aquin.: 110 2, 86 | forth, may consist in a mere movement ~of the will. Therefore 111 2, 86 | Therefore a vow consists in a mere purpose of the will.~Aquin.: 112 2, 86 | Therefore a vow consists in a ~mere act of the will.~Aquin.: 113 2, 86 | kingdom of God. Therefore by a mere good ~purpose a man is bound 114 2, 86 | that a vow consists in a mere purpose of the ~will.~Aquin.: 115 2, 86 | can be made to God by the ~mere inward thought, since according 116 2, 87 | ought not to credit his mere word, but in order ~to show 117 2, 91 | consisting, as it does, of mere externals, it has no connection ~ 118 2, 95 | restores all things by His ~mere word." [*Office of St. Agatha, 119 2, 98 | longer sacred vessels but mere ~metal: so that if like 120 2, 98 | simony is committed in the mere intention or will, wherefore 121 2, 98 | OBJ 6: In God's sight the mere will makes a man guilty 122 2, 101 | concerned, may consist of the mere internal ~movement of the 123 2, 103 | when we are bound by a mere precept of man, a sin is ~ 124 2, 105 | the very reason that the mere will suffices for the repayment ~ 125 2, 105 | ungrateful in two ways: first, by mere omission, for instance by ~ 126 2, 108 | the fourth is "told out of mere lust of lying and ~deceiving"; 127 2, 108 | lie which is told "out of mere lust of lying and deceiving." ~ 128 2, 109 | hypocrisy consists in the mere intention. For our Lord ~ 129 2, 109 | dissimulation consists, not in the mere intention, but in the ~outward 130 2, 109 | There is, however, a mere logical difference between 131 2, 109 | further purpose than the mere lust of hypocrisy, as the 132 2, 110 | That a man boast, through mere pleasure in ~boasting, is 133 2, 113 | If he do this with the mere intention of ~pleasing he 134 2, 113 | flatters another from the mere craving to please others, ~ 135 2, 116 | are ~consummated in the mere apprehension of the soul. 136 2, 116 | is "falsehood," if it be mere words, ~"perjury" if he 137 2, 120 | support. ~Therefore the mere honoring of one's parents 138 2, 121 | from the other than its ~mere negation. Now to endure 139 2, 148 | not on account of ~the mere repetition of the act, but 140 2, 152 | which consists in the ~mere omission of copulation with 141 2, 154 | 2 Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 2: Mere knowledge does not suffice 142 2, 156 | that which is done by a ~mere word; wherefore in reference 143 2, 169 | from ~habit, sometimes from mere power, as in the case of 144 2, 170 | 26) that "sometimes the mere strength of the soul is ~ 145 2, 171 | conveyed sometimes by ~the mere infusion of light, sometimes 146 2, 172 | a man prophesies by the mere ~inspiration of the Holy 147 2, 178 | contemplative life consists in the mere contemplation of God, ~or 148 2, 178 | first step consists in the ~mere consideration of sensible 149 2, 181 | and orders. Therefore the mere difference ~of grades, orders, 150 2, 182 | obligation or a release. For the mere fact of serving someone ~ 151 2, 182 | another": nor again does the ~mere fact of ceasing to serve 152 2, 182 | this does not result from a mere progress in grace, except 153 2, 186 | much as ~is required for a mere livelihood, such like care 154 2, 187 | simple vow consisting in a mere promise made to God, ~and 155 3, 1 | satisfying for us. Now a mere man could not have satisfied 156 3, 1 | way the satisfaction of a mere ~man cannot be sufficient 157 3, 1 | way the satisfaction of a mere man is sufficient. And ~ 158 3, 1 | that satisfaction of every mere man has its ~efficiency 159 3, 1 | infinite effect. But ~no mere creature can be called an 160 3, 2 | union of soul and body in mere men ~resulted in a person. 161 3, 2 | person. But this happens in mere men because the soul and ~ 162 3, 2 | another; for union demands mere copulation, and ~leaves 163 3, 2 | that He was first of all a mere man, and that afterwards 164 3, 2 | since the goodness of a mere man cannot be ~the cause 165 3, 5 | in species - and not a mere imaginary likeness. In proof 166 3, 7 | was due to Christ ~by the mere fact of His being the natural 167 3, 13 | speculative ~knowledge a mere conformity or assimilation 168 3, 17 | only man; for, if He were a mere man, He ~would not be God. 169 3, 18 | relation to an end, as in a mere man the ~sensuality and 170 3, 19 | is operated. Now, as in a mere man the body is moved by 171 3, 19 | 2/3~And hence in every mere man the operations of the 172 3, 19 | Para. 3/3~Hence in every mere man there is but one operation, 173 3, 19 | besides this there are in a mere man certain other ~operations, 174 3, 21 | Ps. 9:38, much more the mere ~will of Christ has the 175 3, 25 | The Mother of God is a mere creature. Therefore the ~ 176 3, 25 | latria" is not due to any mere ~rational creature for its 177 3, 25 | the Blessed Virgin ~is a mere rational creature, the worship 178 3, 27 | that they did this from mere vain glory." Again, on Jn. 179 3, 28 | who held Christ to be a mere man, and maintained ~that 180 3, 28 | fleshly mingling, by the mere bond of marriage: being 181 3, 28 | Whosoever ~brings forth mere flesh, ceases to be a virgin. 182 3, 28 | virginal purity; but the mere coming forth of the infant ~ 183 3, 33 | Blessed Virgin, who is a mere ~creature: for we say that 184 3, 34 | born holy, because by the mere ~condition of a corruptible 185 3, 38 | from God is named after a mere man: thus the ~baptism of 186 3, 39 | For that seems to be a mere apparition which appears 187 3, 41 | obtain food miraculously for mere bodily support. Hence the 188 3, 41 | esteemed that if Christ was a ~mere man, He would fall into 189 3, 43 | reasoning is proper to man, the mere fact ~that someone reasons 190 3, 46 | security, as ~crucifying a mere man; since what he saw was 191 3, 46 | Son by nature, not the ~mere utterance of a tongue."~ 192 3, 57 | shown that one who was ~mere man needed another's help. 193 3, 57 | whereby we reputed ~Him as a mere man,'" as the gloss interprets 194 3, 62 | being the effect of the ~mere will of the king. Hence 195 3, 62 | mode the ~sacraments are mere signs. For the leaden coin 196 3, 62 | of the New Law would be mere signs of grace; ~whereas 197 3, 64 | sacraments, and by ~their mere will confer the sacramental 198 3, 65 | enlightening," and "perfecting." Mere ~cleansing, however, cannot 199 3, 65 | greater minister than a ~mere minister such as a priest, 200 3, 66 | 1~Whether Baptism is the mere washing?~Aquin.: SMT TP 201 3, 66 | that Baptism is not the mere washing. For the washing 202 3, 66 | Therefore Baptism is not the mere washing; but rather is it " 203 3, 66 | Old Law. For these were mere figures: whereas ~Baptism 204 3, 66 | necessary for Baptism, ~and that mere sprinkling is not enough.~ 205 3, 66 | holding that Christ is a mere man, and that He is ~not 206 3, 66 | God" (holding Him to be a mere man), "while the latter," 207 3, 66 | so perverse as to deem a mere man," viz. Montanus, ~"to 208 3, 66 | were nothing done but a ~mere washing with water, without 209 3, 68 | adults have a remedy in the mere desire for Baptism, ~as 210 3, 68 | imposition of hands, or the mere profession of faith." But 211 3, 71 | effects ~anything, or is a mere sign?~(4) Whether those 212 3, 71 | effects anything, or is a mere sign?~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[71] 213 3, 71 | effect ~anything, but is a mere sign. For if a child die 214 3, 71 | effects nothing, but is a mere ~sign.~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[ 215 3, 71 | have no ~effect, but are mere signs. But this is clearly 216 3, 71 | something is done which is not a mere sign, but ~produces an effect, 217 3, 71 | has no effect, but is a mere sign, for instance, the ~ 218 3, 72 | sacrament without chrism, by the mere ~imposition of hands: for 219 3, 74 | leavened or unleavened are mere accidents of bread, ~which 220 3, 80 | sins committed ~against mere creatures.~Aquin.: SMT TP 221 3, 81 | dipped bread; he received mere bread. Yet as Augustine 222 3, 82 | Eucharist worthily, from the mere ~fact of being priests, 223 3, 84 | over the matter, so the mere words which the ~priest 224 3, 85 | penitent we consider the mere displeasure in the past ~ 225 3, 88 | day of wrath," ~from the mere fact, namely, that God's 226 Suppl, 2 | sin, not by reason of the mere substance ~of the act, because 227 Suppl, 13| by the satisfaction of a mere man.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[13] 228 Suppl, 18| sacramental absolution would be mere burdens, which cannot be 229 Suppl, 19| Reply OBJ 2: Although a mere man cannot merit grace for 230 Suppl, 19| blessing. One proceeds from a mere man, ~as meriting by his 231 Suppl, 25| punishment due, it seems that no mere man can remit the debt of ~ 232 Suppl, 25| indulgences ~depend on the mere will of the grantor, it 233 Suppl, 25| remission, but rather a mere ~commutation. Moreover the 234 Suppl, 25| are enticed to substitute mere nothings, as it were, ~for 235 Suppl, 28| and can be imposed by a mere priest, even on a cleric. ~ 236 Suppl, 29| answer that, Some hold that mere oil is the matter of this 237 Suppl, 36| of Orders is obtained by mere merit of life?~(4) Whether 238 Suppl, 36| degrees of order by the mere ~merit of his life. For, 239 Suppl, 36| does not ~consist in the mere merit of holiness.~Aquin.: 240 Suppl, 37| also is effected by the mere ~blessing of the bishop.~ 241 Suppl, 37| particular thing, but at the mere ~imposition of hands and 242 Suppl, 43| man is ~betrothed not by a mere promise, but by giving his 243 Suppl, 43| betrothal does not consist of a mere ~promise, but an oath is 244 Suppl, 43| should not be defined as a mere promise.~Aquin.: SMT XP 245 Suppl, 43| in four ways: ~firstly, a mere promise, by saying: "I will 246 Suppl, 46| present in which there is mere human truth complete a ~ 247 Suppl, 46| an oath rather than by a mere ~affirmation. Therefore 248 Suppl, 46| if he were to consent to mere words ~referring to the 249 Suppl, 49| knowledge of ~one's wife for mere pleasure.~Aquin.: SMT XP 250 Suppl, 49| whoever uses his wife ~for mere pleasure does not refer 251 Suppl, 49| who knows his wife for ~mere pleasure is debarred from 252 Suppl, 49| mortal sin to take food for mere pleasure. Therefore ~in 253 Suppl, 64| to ~ask for the sake of mere pleasure, than through fear 254 Suppl, 67| sacrifice of jealousy, lest mere ~suspicion should corrupt 255 Suppl, 70| body, since the body is a mere instrument of action, while 256 Suppl, 70| some have said that the mere fact that the soul sees 257 Suppl, 71| obtains his ~petition from the mere liberality of the one he 258 Suppl, 79| itself, since ~it denotes a mere negation or privation, it 259 Suppl, 85| which are unknown to any mere creature. Now this should 260 Suppl, 87| mankind, had He been a mere man. Wherefore from the 261 Suppl, 89| self-subsistent thing be a mere form, nothing hinders it 262 Suppl, 89| will be ~fulfilled by the mere fact of their seeing God:


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