Top five non-biblical theological sayings

Top five non-biblical theological sayings

The “Wandering Thomist” has a pretty good list of the Top Five Most Profound Theological Thoughts Not Contained in the Bible:

1) “The glory of God is man fully alive.” St. Irenaeus of Lyons.

2) “Grace perfects nature.” St. Thomas Aquinas.

3) “Our hearts are restless until they rest in thee, O Lord.” St. Augustine.

4) “Where the bishop is, the Catholic Church is also.” St. Ignatius of Antioch.

5) “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Benjamin Franklin.

Care to guess my favorite?

Does anyone have any others that should make the list?

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Domenico Bettinelli
  • I actually used number 5 as my screen name on a private BBS – the Well, its my “pseudonym” in the Cross conference.

  • Another one that I’m sure you can subscribe to Dom:

    “To drink wine with reason is better than to drink water with pride.”

    Palladius (363-431 A.D.) the great historian of Egyptian monasticism and defender of St. John Chrysostom. He was speaking against pride and arrogance…

  • Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
    there’s always laughter and good red wine
    at least I’ve always found it so
    Benedicamus Domino

  • Trust the past to God’s mercy,
    the present to God’s love,
    and the future to God’s providence.

    —St. Augustine

  • “Always carry a litter bag in your car, because when it gets full, you just empty the bag and start over fresh.”


    “Faith perfects reason as a telescope perfects the naked eye.” —Archbishop Fulton Sheen