Quotes by Jacques Maritain

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Jacques Maritain (November 18, 1882 April 28, 1973) was a French Catholic philosopher. He was a convert to Catholicism and the author of more than 60 books. He is responsible for reviving St. Thomas Aquinas for modern times. Pope Paul VI, a long time friend and mentor of Maritain, presented his Message to Men of Thought and of Science at the close of Vatican II to Maritain.

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We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences.
I don't see America as a mainland, but as a sea, a big ocean. Sometimes a storm arises, a formidable current develops, and it seems it will engulf everything. Wait a moment, another current will appear and bring the first one to naught.

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