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St. Thomas Aquinas
Summa Theologica

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    Part, Question
1 1, 29 | Para. 1/4~I answer that, A difficulty arises concerning the meaning 2 1, 37 | Para. 1/3~I answer that, A difficulty about this question is objected 3 1, 37 | Para. 2/3~In view of this difficulty some have held that it is 4 1, 39 | else than ~person. But a difficulty seems to arise from the 5 1, 61 | the solution of the third difficulty is manifest.~Aquin.: SMT 6 1, 62 | For ~merit arises from the difficulty of the meritorious act. 7 1, 62 | the angel ~experienced no difficulty in acting rightly. Therefore 8 1, 62 | merit, ~there would be no difficulty in saying that he merited 9 1, 62 | Reply OBJ 1: The angel's difficulty of working righteously does 10 1, 63 | the answer to the second difficulty.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[63] A[ 11 1, 68 | attempted to solve this difficulty by supposing ~that in spite 12 1, 70 | Augustine's opinion there is no difficulty here; for he ~does not hold 13 1, 70 | form. Nor is ~there any difficulty in the opinion of those 14 1, 70 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 2: No difficulty exists if we follow Augustine 15 1, 37 | Para. 1/3~I answer that, A difficulty about this question is objected 16 1, 37 | Para. 2/3~In view of this difficulty some have held that it is 17 1, 39 | else than ~person. But a difficulty seems to arise from the 18 1, 62 | the solution of the third difficulty is manifest.~Aquin.: SMT 19 1, 63 | For ~merit arises from the difficulty of the meritorious act. 20 1, 63 | the angel ~experienced no difficulty in acting rightly. Therefore 21 1, 63 | merit, ~there would be no difficulty in saying that he merited 22 1, 63 | Reply OBJ 1: The angel's difficulty of working righteously does 23 1, 64 | the answer to the second difficulty.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[63] A[ 24 1, 69 | attempted to solve this difficulty by supposing ~that in spite 25 1, 71 | Augustine's opinion there is no difficulty here; for he ~does not hold 26 1, 71 | form. Nor is ~there any difficulty in the opinion of those 27 1, 71 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 2: No difficulty exists if we follow Augustine 28 1, 77 | receive, but retain with difficulty, while it is the ~reverse 29 1, 83 | composite," there is no difficulty; because the sensible body 30 1, 86 | so on. Nor is ~there any difficulty in the intellect being thus 31 1, 88 | 1/4~I answer that, The difficulty in solving this question 32 1, 88 | the Platonists said, the difficulty would vanish; for in that 33 1, 88 | Para. 2/4~To solve this difficulty we must consider that as 34 1, 88 | nature. But here again a difficulty arises. ~For since nature 35 1, 88 | In order to resolve this difficulty we must consider that while 36 1, 90 | Para. 2/2~To remove the difficulty some have said that the 37 1, 94 | 2: Further, struggle and difficulty are required for merit; 38 1, 94 | there is more strife and difficulty ~now. Therefore there is 39 1, 94 | capacity of one who works with difficulty than a great deed is ~beyond 40 1, 94 | 2 Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 2: Difficulty and struggle belong to the 41 1, 94 | to him. But the ~actual difficulty, by its penal character, 42 1, 100 | acquired knowledge ~without difficulty by discovery or learning.~ 43 1, 114 | and in part presents some difficulty. For it was shown that ~ 44 1, 114 | consequently the above-mentioned difficulty seems not to be avoided, ~ 45 2, 23 | of necessity, ~experience difficulty or struggle at times, in 46 2, 23 | but under the aspect of difficulty or ~arduousness. Now the 47 2, 23 | aspect of arduousness or difficulty. Nor, when once ~good is 48 2, 25 | aspect of arduousness or difficulty to the object of the concupiscible ~ 49 2, 25 | spirits, on ~account of difficulty in shunning the evil.~Aquin.: 50 2, 26 | not ~under the aspect of difficulty, which is the object of 51 2, 38 | either on ~account of the difficulty and disappointment in the 52 2, 40 | object ~of desire, but also difficulty: and this makes hope belong 53 2, 40 | as it lessens the idea of difficulty: whereby it also ~lessens 54 2, 41 | good on account of some ~difficulty; and fear shrinks from repelling 55 2, 41 | stupor shrink ~from the difficulty of considering a great and 56 2, 42 | certain arduousness ~or difficulty; which difficulty ceases 57 2, 42 | arduousness ~or difficulty; which difficulty ceases in so far as a thing 58 2, 42 | can be repelled, but with difficulty. Now this ~is due to one 59 2, 44 | fear regards the aspect of ~difficulty more than hope does. And 60 2, 44 | And it is in matters of difficulty, ~especially when we distrust 61 2, 45 | is ~because he fears the difficulty attaching to the good he 62 2, 45 | Therefore the greater the ~difficulty, the greater the daring. 63 2, 45 | the danger, he feels the ~difficulty to be greater than he expected, 64 2, 45 | unforeseen, but sometimes the difficulty ~turns out to be less than 65 2, 45 | If, therefore, so much ~difficulty be added to the danger that 66 2, 49 | thing be done with ease ~or difficulty; whether it be transitory 67 2, 53 | is ~removed, though with difficulty.~Aquin.: SMT FS Q[53] A[ 68 2, 60 | and so do not present much difficulty to the reason: hence there ~ 69 2, 60 | other hand, good involves difficulty, ~which requires virtue, 70 2, 61 | a matter of ~very great difficulty, is more able to remain 71 2, 65 | moral virtue experience difficulty in their ~works, by reason 72 2, 65 | from previous ~acts. This difficulty does not occur in respect 73 2, 65 | far as they experience difficulty in the acts of those virtues, 74 2, 68 | there remains no less a difficulty ~for them to solve; for 75 2, 68 | concerned with matters of difficulty (Ethic. iii, 3), ~whereas 76 2, 68 | concerned with matters of difficulty, while knowledge and ~piety 77 2, 73 | not being overcome by the difficulty.~Aquin.: SMT FS Q[73] A[ 78 2, 73 | adhesion, and man can with difficulty be ~withdrawn from it. " 79 2, 77 | secondly, under the aspect of difficulty, according ~as it is the 80 2, 85 | sinner, viz. ~ignorance and difficulty," from which arise "error 81 2, 85 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 5: The "difficulty" which is mentioned in this 82 2, 107 | those that labor under the difficulty of observing ~the Law, and 83 2, 107 | Body Para. 2/2~The other difficulty attaches to works of virtue 84 2, 107 | and pleasure. ~It is this difficulty that virtue solves: because 85 2, 107 | speaks expressly of the difficulty of ~the New Law as to the 86 2, 1 | Thus one encounters one difficulty in seeing that God suffered, ~ 87 2, 1 | buried, present the same difficulty, ~so that if one be accepted, 88 2, 1 | Eucharist presents a special ~difficulty over and above the other 89 2, 1 | separately presents a special difficulty.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[1] A[8] 90 2, 33 | to the end, in matters of difficulty which come under ~the counsels, 91 2, 47 | each of these presents a difficulty of its own, and therefore 92 2, 51 | perseverance ~in matters of difficulty. But perseverance in difficult 93 2, 86 | in matters presenting no difficulty, the ~prelate's dispensation 94 2, 121 | reason, on account of some difficulty that presents ~itself. In 95 2, 121 | to resist the aforesaid difficulty even as a man, by ~fortitude 96 2, 121 | from an evil that entails ~difficulty, as stated above (FS, Q[ 97 2, 121 | goodness rather than its difficulty.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[123] A[ 98 2, 126 | connected with the notion of difficulty which is the ~object of 99 2, 127 | particular matter: and this difficulty is found ~only in the act 100 2, 127 | also of justice. The other ~difficulty is on the part of the matter, 101 2, 127 | applied thereto: and this difficulty regards chiefly the other 102 2, 127 | greatest ~presents any notable difficulty, and about this alone is 103 2, 127 | firm in some matter of ~difficulty, the more principal is the 104 2, 127 | difference as regards ~the difficulty on the part of either of 105 2, 132 | things experience a certain difficulty arising from the ~genus 106 2, 132 | concerned, and ~another difficulty besides arising from the 107 2, 132 | fortitude tends derives its difficulty from a danger that ~threatens 108 2, 132 | magnificence ~tends, derives its difficulty from the dispossession of 109 2, 132 | hope, by attaining to the difficulty, ~not simply, as magnanimity 110 2, 134 | remote as to place offers no difficulty save in the point of time, ~ 111 2, 135 | there is a special kind ~of difficulty or goodness, there is a 112 2, 135 | may involve goodness or difficulty on two counts. First, from 113 2, 135 | difficult involves a special difficulty. Hence to persist long ~ 114 2, 135 | than ~from the aspect of difficulty.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[137] A[ 115 2, 135 | virtue. Now the endurance ~of difficulty arising from delay in accomplishing 116 2, 135 | standing firm against the difficulty arising ~from length of 117 2, 135 | firmly in good, against ~the difficulty that arises from the very 118 2, 135 | of fortitude, because the difficulty arising from ~continuance 119 2, 135 | those things which occasion difficulty. Now ~the end is of most 120 2, 140 | Further, the greater the difficulty to be surmounted, the less 121 2, 140 | Secondly, with regard to the ~difficulty, because it is more difficult 122 2, 146 | food, and on account of the difficulty ~of proper discretion and 123 2, 150 | This is ~added to show the difficulty of virginity: for if the 124 2, 156 | anger "is ~appeased with difficulty and endures a long time." 125 2, 158 | those that present less difficulty. ~Authorities seem to have 126 2, 158 | kind of good or a special difficulty of moderation, ~they withdrew 127 2, 158 | touch presents a special difficulty: wherefore all distinguished ~ 128 2, 158 | passions that present no great ~difficulty on the part of the matter, 129 2, 159 | the appetite, namely the difficulty of obtaining it. In respect 130 2, 160 | stated in Ethic. ii, ~3,9. A difficulty of this kind in avoiding 131 2, 163 | man was able, without any difficulty, to ~resist temptation. 132 2, 174 | speech arising either from a difficulty in the ~things signified, 133 2, 178 | he contemplates without difficulty. Secondly, contemplation ~ 134 2, 182 | two things, ~goodness and difficulty. Accordingly, if we make 135 2, 182 | hand, if we consider the difficulty of leading a good life ~ 136 2, 182 | he speaks in view of the difficulty. For he had already said: " 137 2, 182 | refers to ~the question of difficulty which proves the greatness 138 2, 182 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 6: The difficulty that arises from the arduousness 139 2, 182 | perfection of virtue; but the difficulty that results from ~outward 140 2, 182 | state ~there is greater difficulty arising from the arduousness 141 2, 182 | world, there is ~greater difficulty resulting from obstacles 142 2, 186 | of the faithful, and the difficulty of finding a sufficient ~ 143 3, 14 | proneness towards evil, and a difficulty in well-doing. Some ~other 144 3, 24 | And so there would be no ~difficulty. Others refer the antecedence 145 3, 27 | remained as far as it causes a difficulty in doing good, but was taken ~ 146 3, 29 | the Son of God, makes no ~difficulty: because then the time had 147 3, 43 | hearing. But there is yet this difficulty: that He did these 'greater ~ 148 3, 53 | after He had risen, the ~difficulty still arises - how is it 149 3, 69 | virtue; and ~experiences difficulty in doing good, in which 150 3, 69 | 3 Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 3: Difficulty in doing good and proneness 151 3, 75 | which there is but this one difficulty, that something is ~made 152 3, 75 | furthermore it has this ~difficulty that the accidents remain 153 3, 77 | This question presents no difficulty, now that we have ~solved 154 3, 78 | solution ignores entirely the difficulty which this question presents: ~ 155 3, 83 | 1/2~Reply OBJ 2: Where difficulty arises, the less dangerous 156 3, 89 | Now many penitents find ~difficulty in performing deeds of virtue. 157 3, 89 | that the penitent ~finds difficulty in doing deeds of virtue. 158 Suppl, 7 | special reason of goodness or difficulty is added over and above 159 Suppl, 12| causes, they can, though with difficulty, be ~avoided, while they 160 Suppl, 15| merit, we must observe its difficulty. Now if the ~difficulty 161 Suppl, 15| difficulty. Now if the ~difficulty of the work itself be diminished, 162 Suppl, 15| also diminished; but if the difficulty be diminished on the ~part 163 Suppl, 24| unless, by reason of the difficulty of appearing before ~him, 164 Suppl, 29| some, which present greater difficulty to ~our belief, while he 165 Suppl, 36| law which may offer ~some difficulty, and to know them the more 166 Suppl, 41| like virtue, consists in difficulty. But the ~marriage act affords 167 Suppl, 41| marriage act affords not difficulty but pleasure. Therefore 168 Suppl, 41| for merit ~consists in the difficulty of an act; and thus the 169 Suppl, 41| Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 2: The difficulty required for merit of the 170 Suppl, 41| accidental reward ~is a difficulty of labor, but the difficulty 171 Suppl, 41| difficulty of labor, but the difficulty required for the essential ~ 172 Suppl, 41| essential ~reward is the difficulty of observing the mean, and 173 Suppl, 41| the mean, and this is the ~difficulty in the marriage act.~Aquin.: 174 Suppl, 58| and which offer greater ~difficulty than marriage.~Aquin.: SMT 175 Suppl, 65| not be obtained without difficulty: and in this way it ~sufficed 176 Suppl, 66| shows that there is the same difficulty ~against granting a dispensation 177 Suppl, 69| proposes and solves this very difficulty (Dial. iv, ~25): "If then," 178 Suppl, 71| were ~confronted with a difficulty which troubled them, for 179 Suppl, 71| various ways to avoid this difficulty.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[71] A[ 180 Suppl, 76| sensitive, we shall encounter no difficulty in this ~question, because 181 Suppl, 84| regard to the damned, a difficulty presents ~itself, since 182 Suppl, 89| theologians encounter the same difficulty and the same difference 183 Suppl, 89| encounter a still greater difficulty not only as regards the 184 Suppl, 92| as stated above. Yet the difficulty ~remains how this signification 185 Suppl, 93| For where there is greater difficulty in the work, a greater reward 186 Suppl, 93| Now widows have greater difficulty than virgins in abstaining 187 Suppl, 93| Ageruch.) that the ~greater difficulty certain persons experience 188 Suppl, 93| strife presents a special difficulty. Therefore a special aureole 189 Suppl, 93| contain ~intense pleasure or difficulty: and in such the act always 190 Suppl, 93| martyrdom there ~is a very great difficulty, the will to suffer martyrdom 191 Suppl, 93| martyrdom by reason of its difficulty: ~although, indeed it may 192 Suppl, 93| the aureole is due to the difficulty inherent to the ~conflict 193 Suppl, 93| an ~aureole is due to the difficulty of suffering pains of touch, 194 Suppl, 93| forth, rather than to the difficulty of ~bearing internal sufferings, 195 Suppl, 93| and the battle, ~and the difficulty of fighting which is viewed 196 Suppl, 94| that he might avoid this ~difficulty, said that the soul separated


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