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Quotation by Thomas Aquinas
Love works in a circle, for the beloved moves the lover by stamping a likeness, and the lover then goes out to hold the beloved in reality. Who first was the beginning now becomes the end of motion.
Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274), Italian philosopher, theologian. trans. by Thomas Gilby, St. Thomas Aquinas: Philosophical Texts, Oxford University Press, p. 325 (1951). Summa Theologiae, I-II, q. 26, art. 2 (c. 1077-1078).
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