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St. Thomas Aquinas
Summa Theologica

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1 1, 1 | certain knowledge obtained ~of lesser things, as is said in de 2 1, 1 | makes use of them as ~of the lesser, and as handmaidens: even 3 1, 1 | and to judge, and since lesser matters should be ~judged 4 1, 9 | which participate of it in a lesser degree, there is ~said to 5 1, 12 | it receives a greater or lesser light of glory. Since ~therefore 6 1, 19 | also with the avoiding of lesser evils.~ 7 1, 21 | world, since by afflictions lesser faults are cleansed in them, 8 1, 57 | according to greater or lesser universality, yet it does ~ 9 1, 65 | things is the end of the lesser good. But spiritual creatures 10 1, 65 | the greater good to the lesser. ~Corporeal creatures, therefore, 11 1, 58 | according to greater or lesser universality, yet it does ~ 12 1, 66 | things is the end of the lesser good. But spiritual creatures 13 1, 66 | the greater good to the lesser. ~Corporeal creatures, therefore, 14 1, 78 | Philosopher postulates two lesser ~parts of the soul - namely, 15 1, 88 | substances; though in a ~lesser degree. Hence as soon as 16 1, 88 | much more to understand the lesser intelligible. But the separated ~ 17 1, 92 | individuals in a greater ~or lesser degree.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[ 18 1, 107 | the words, "He that is the lesser in the kingdom ~of heaven, 19 1, 107 | Mt. ~11:11). Hence the lesser angel of the heavenly hierarchy 20 1, 111 | number is to unity, the lesser it is than ~multitude. This 21 1, 112 | greater, ~and others to the lesser things, according to Ecclus. 22 1, 112 | Gregory, to announce the ~"lesser things"; for it seems to 23 1, 116 | Baptist; yet he that is lesser in the kingdom of heaven 24 2, 29 | love, moves us more than a lesser love.~Aquin.: SMT FS Q[29] 25 2, 36 | be ~inflicted even by a lesser power. Therefore a greater 26 2, 37 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 3: A lesser cause suffices to hinder 27 2, 46 | aspect of justice, is a lesser evil, ~than simply to seek 28 2, 73 | Therefore the greater or lesser gravity ~of a sin, in respect 29 2, 74 | man consents cannot be a lesser evil than his consent. But 30 2, 78 | when ~it loves more the lesser good. Again, the consequence 31 2, 80 | the greater can compel the lesser. Now it is said of the devil ~( 32 2, 87 | man suffers the loss of a lesser good, that he ~may profit 33 2, 88 | subject to the due order in lesser matters, is disposed not 34 2, 101 | wise lawgiver should suffer lesser transgressions, that ~the 35 2, 102 | who prayed for ~them. The lesser priests were consecrated 36 2, 102 | these eight vestments the lesser priests ~had four, viz. 37 2, 105 | part, and to the fewer, a lesser." A second remedy was that ~ 38 2, 107 | commandments," that the lesser commandments are those of 39 2, 107 | cannot be contained in the lesser. Therefore the New Law is 40 2, 107 | from being contained in the lesser virtually; just ~as a tree 41 2, 112 | enlighten, and perfect both lesser angels and men." Now ~the 42 2, 112 | greater gifts to some, and lesser ~gifts for others. ~Aquin.: 43 2, 12 | greater crimes he forbids lesser sins": and yet among ~the 44 2, 12 | is comprised among ~the lesser, i.e. venial, sins.~Aquin.: 45 2, 13 | this sin through committing lesser sins.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[14] 46 2, 16 | for something great, all lesser things ~seem small; wherefore 47 2, 20 | in our own power. For the lesser the ~power, the more grievously 48 2, 25 | on whom we have ~bestowed lesser benefits.~Aquin.: SMT SS 49 2, 25 | greater goods more, and lesser goods less." Now ~charity 50 2, 30 | should be avoided more than lesser evils. ~Now it is less sinful 51 2, 31 | to correct another for a lesser sin, if he himself has ~ 52 2, 31 | have no patience with the lesser sins of ~their brethren."~ 53 2, 37 | participated good, and a lesser good than God Himself. Wherefore 54 2, 51 | the greater good to ~the lesser. Therefore to forsake the 55 2, 58 | are guilty of the same or lesser sins, as Chrysostom [*Hom. ~ 56 2, 58 | it efficacious against a lesser evil. ~Secondly we may interpret 57 2, 59 | number is the sum of the lesser plus its ~half: whereas 58 2, 62 | to suffer spontaneously a lesser ~danger that he may avoid 59 2, 62 | evil in ~order to avoid a lesser. In like manner it is unlawful 60 2, 62 | of suicide, to avoid the lesser sir; ~of another. For she 61 2, 63 | member on account of certain lesser sins. But this is ~not lawful 62 2, 63 | exercised by inflicting lesser ~punishments, for instance 63 2, 71 | grievous than reviling: since a lesser vice ~can give rise to a 64 2, 81 | Apostle rightly tells the ~lesser brethren to pray for him, 65 2, 81 | to pray for him, for many lesser ones, if they be united ~ 66 2, 86 | hindered from taking vows. The lesser bond is surpassed by the ~ 67 2, 86 | subject to another is a lesser ~bond than a vow whereby 68 2, 87 | 11) that "he that is the lesser in the ~kingdom of heaven 69 2, 92 | Further, it seems that lesser evils are punished with 70 2, 93 | takes the greater or the lesser. or by throwing dice, and ~ 71 2, 96 | mortal ~sin, but that a lesser punishment is to be inflicted 72 2, 98 | will receive either the lesser ~dispensation allowing him 73 2, 99 | The greater includes the lesser: wherefore the worship due ~ 74 2, 101 | Mt. 11:11, "He ~that is lesser in the kingdom of heaven 75 2, 104 | greater always includes the lesser. Now the cause ~of debt 76 2, 106 | good in order to promote a lesser; thus the medicine of the 77 2, 106 | sometimes it is harmful ~in lesser things that it may be helpful 78 2, 107 | prejudice to truth, since the lesser is contained in the ~greater: 79 2, 108 | one ought to choose the lesser evil in order to avoid ~ 80 2, 111 | but discovers and asserts lesser things of himself the ~presence 81 2, 115 | he leaves for himself the lesser things." Therefore liberality 82 2, 116 | subjected; and then the lesser the good, ~the more deformed 83 2, 139 | much more can he control ~lesser ones. Wherefore it belongs 84 2, 140 | stronger force is proof ~of a lesser vice, and to succumb to 85 2, 142 | a man is more ashamed of lesser sins, ~while he glories 86 2, 146 | that this is ~one of the lesser sins." But this pertains 87 2, 146 | gluttony is accounted among the lesser, that is to say venial, 88 2, 148 | that this is one of the lesser sins." Now the ~lesser sins 89 2, 148 | the lesser sins." Now the ~lesser sins are called venial. 90 2, 149 | that does not prefer the lesser to the greater ~things." 91 2, 151 | which is not a sin, but a ~lesser good. In this way sexual 92 2, 152 | obeyed in preference to the lesser, so must God in ~preference 93 2, 152 | sensuous pleasure is a ~lesser sin.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[154] 94 2, 153 | certain lawful things that are lesser goods, in order to ~give 95 2, 158 | virtue about matters of lesser import: because the ~life 96 2, 158 | virtue to moderate other lesser matters where moderation 97 2, 158 | which they confined to ~lesser matters. Now it is clear 98 2, 160 | evil is not punished by a lesser evil. But ~pride is sometimes 99 2, 180 | order to be occupied with lesser things: for the Apostle 100 2, 182 | when one progresses from a lesser to ~a greater grace, so 101 2, 182 | governments, namely persons of lesser authority, such as priests 102 2, 182 | speaks not of a priest of lesser order who has the cure of ~ 103 2, 183 | Further, in every genus the lesser are governed by the greater, ~ 104 2, 186 | seventy-two disciples by the lesser priests," i.e. the ~parish 105 2, 186 | good ~is preferred to a lesser, so the common profit takes 106 2, 186 | presupposed, a greater or lesser ~degree of poverty is adapted 107 2, 187 | perfection of life, ~while the lesser things are the commandments 108 2, 187 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 3: The lesser is included in the greater. 109 2, 187 | by vow or oath to enter a lesser order, may be lawfully ~ 110 2, 187 | greater progress in the lesser ~order. On the other hand, 111 2, 187 | lawfully induced to enter a lesser order, except ~for some 112 3, 1 | things should leave them for lesser things. But God - Who takes ~ 113 3, 5 | glorification did not absorb the lesser nature, nor did the assumption ~ 114 3, 5 | the greater light dims the lesser. But the Word of God, ~Who 115 3, 5 | the greater ~light to the lesser; since our mind is a light, 116 3, 5 | The greater light dims the lesser light of another luminous ~ 117 3, 7 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 3: The lesser can attain by augment to 118 3, 9 | 1/1~OBJ 2: Further, the lesser light is dimmed by the greater. 119 3, 9 | knowledge of God is as ~the lesser to the greater light. Therefore 120 3, 9 | in the same order, the ~lesser is dimmed by the greater, 121 3, 9 | class of illuminated, the lesser light is not dimmed by the 122 3, 11 | to receive species of a lesser universality than the ~angels 123 3, 19 | different powers? Cannot the lesser operate as the ~greater? 124 3, 42 | 2: It is a sign, not of lesser, but of greater power to 125 3, 43 | with prayer . . . in the lesser things, indeed, ~He looks 126 3, 43 | it: and if He had made a lesser world in ~comparison with 127 3, 44 | one is unseen He does the ~lesser and more manifest thing 128 3, 47 | were elders, and others of lesser ~degree. Now according to 129 3, 47 | Body Para. 2/2~But those of lesser degree - namely, the common 130 3, 67 | and let them judge the lesser matters only." ~Consequently 131 3, 67 | consequently it belongs to the lesser officials of the Church ~ 132 3, 69 | Reply OBJ 2: That greater or lesser grace appears in the baptized, 133 3, 71 | baptized are subjected to lesser darkness. But this does ~ 134 3, 71 | which cannot be greater or lesser.~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[71] A[ 135 3, 76 | under the ~measure of a lesser. But the measure of the 136 3, 76 | greater will overlap the lesser. But the dimensive quantity 137 3, 76 | to be extended beyond the lesser; but ~in the way mentioned 138 3, 79 | not brought about by the lesser, for ~nothing acts outside 139 3, 79 | its species. But it is the lesser thing to receive ~Christ 140 3, 80 | Further, one must choose the lesser of two evils. But it seems 141 3, 80 | But it seems to ~be the lesser evil if the sinner incur 142 3, 89 | true if he rose again to lesser virtue. Therefore it seems 143 3, 89 | penitent never rises again to lesser virtue.~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[ 144 3, 89 | penitent receives greater or lesser grace. Now the intensity 145 3, 89 | equal grace, ~sometimes to a lesser. Wherefore the penitent 146 3, 89 | an equal, ~sometimes to a lesser grace: and the same applies 147 3, 89 | receive a greater or a lesser grace, according to the 148 3, 89 | likeness of greater ~or lesser quantity. Again, this saying 149 3, 89 | arises through ~Penance to lesser grace or charity. Therefore 150 3, 89 | through Penance, arises to lesser charity, will ~receive the 151 3, 90 | greater, can destroy the ~lesser. Now mortal sin is greater 152 Suppl, 3 | although in the past it was the lesser evil. And, since the ~effect 153 Suppl, 5 | bodily remedy, ~that heals a lesser bodily infirmity, does not 154 Suppl, 5 | greater sin than for a lesser, according as it is more 155 Suppl, 5 | sin, as another has for a lesser, this would suffice for ~ 156 Suppl, 8 | punishment is enjoined for a lesser sin; either because one 157 Suppl, 20| according to ~the Law, the lesser judges were not competent 158 Suppl, 22| Mt. ~11:11: "He that is lesser in the kingdom of heaven 159 Suppl, 25| assigns, now a ~greater, now a lesser indulgence, for the same 160 Suppl, 27| of punishment, which is a lesser good, they ~merit less. 161 Suppl, 36| office is of a greater or lesser extent - to wit, that ~those 162 Suppl, 36| assistants appointed to the lesser offices. ~But he would be 163 Suppl, 40| which was lawful even to the lesser priests; ~but it does not 164 Suppl, 47| rather than that. Now the lesser evil or the ~greater good 165 Suppl, 47| compelled to bear with the lesser evil through fear of ~the 166 Suppl, 47| evil ~in order to avoid the lesser. But the inconstant man 167 Suppl, 47| greater evil through fear of a lesser evil, namely to commit sin ~ 168 Suppl, 47| even to permit or to do a lesser evil, in order ~to avoid 169 Suppl, 49| greater good for the sake of a lesser good sins because he allows 170 Suppl, 52| perfection it brings it to a lesser; thus when it cannot produce 171 Suppl, 54| is said to be greater or lesser ~in two ways. First, intensively 172 Suppl, 55| Nevertheless, affinity being a ~lesser tie than consanguinity, 173 Suppl, 61| 1/1~OBJ 2: Further, the lesser good does not hinder the 174 Suppl, 61| the ~married state is a lesser good than the religious 175 Suppl, 61| greater good be hindered by a ~lesser which is contrary to it, 176 Suppl, 62| keep her from sin, it is a lesser evil that ~she alone sin 177 Suppl, 65| overlooked for the sake of a lesser good. Now fidelity and the ~ 178 Suppl, 66| a greater thing, does a ~lesser, unless it be directed to 179 Suppl, 67| good is not prescribed, a lesser good is ~said to be permitted: 180 Suppl, 70| power, with greater or ~lesser abstraction from matter 181 Suppl, 72| with God, and never the lesser ones.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[72] 182 Suppl, 72| acceptable to God than ~the lesser, it is sometimes profitable 183 Suppl, 72| profitable to pray to the lesser; and this ~for five reasons. 184 Suppl, 72| greater devotion for a ~lesser saint than for a greater, 185 Suppl, 72| the greater destroys the lesser, ~by consuming its matter. 186 Suppl, 79| distance is less seen and at a lesser angle, so that the ~angle 187 Suppl, 80| since the ~removal of the lesser does not involve the removal 188 Suppl, 80| to every ~dimension, the lesser body will be enclosed in 189 Suppl, 80| body is the place of the lesser body, by ~reason of its 190 Suppl, 80| contact with the terms of ~the lesser body.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[83] 191 Suppl, 80| afterwards subject to a lesser. Some have held this ~to 192 Suppl, 89| see therein a greater or lesser number of things ~according 193 Suppl, 93| respects widows experience the ~lesser conflict, yet theirs is 194 Suppl, 93| aureole may be greater or lesser: ~wherefore the aureole 195 Suppl, 93| aureole may also be greater or lesser.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[96] A[ 196 Suppl, 93| persons, one of whom, ~out of lesser charity, suffers greater 197 Suppl, 96| these are deserving not of a lesser but of a greater punishment,


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