Wednesday, May 11, 2011

St. Thomas on Friendship

"First of all, among all worldly things there is nothing which seems worthy to be preferred to friendship. Friendship unites good men and preserves and promotes virtue.

Friendship is needed by all men in whatsoever occupations they engage. In prosperity it does not thrust itself unwanted upon us, nor does it desert us in adversity.

It is what brings with it the greatest delight, to such an extent that all that pleases is changed to weariness when friends are absent, and all difficult things are made easy and as nothing by love."

St Thomas Aquinas.

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2 comments:

Food, Travel and Fort Worth said...

Thank you for sharing. I loved reading this.

Francis Shivone said...

Thanks Jo.