Saturday, January 28, 2012

Feast of Thomas Aquinas III

Reason employs anger for its action, not as seeking its assistance, but because it uses the sensitive appetite as an instrument, just as it uses the members of the body. Nor is it unbecoming for the instrument to be more imperfect than the principal agent, even as the hammer is more imperfect than the smith.

Thomas Aquinas, ST 2-2.123.10 ad 2

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