Saint Thomas Aquinas

Law has the power to compel: indeed, the ability to enforce is a condition of the ability to command.

There is no leisure about politics.

Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.

Law: an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community.

For a war to be just, three conditions are necessary--public authority, just cause, right motive.

Reason in man is rather like God in the world.

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