Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274) was an Italian Dominican friar. He is an immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism. Aquinas identifies his ancestral origins in the county of Aquino in present-day Lazio, Italy. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy developed or opposed his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law and metaphysics. Aquinas embraced several ideas put forward by Aristotle and attempted to synthesize Aristotelian philosophy with the principles of Christianity.
Quotes by Thomas Aquinas…
All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.
Therefore, if God’s essence is to be seen at all, it must be that the intellect sees it through the divine essence itself… so that in that vision the divine essence is both the object and the medium of vision.