Thomas Aquinas about poverty (“Summa Theologica”, 1274) - It is not theft, properly speaking, to take secretly and use another's property in a case of extreme need: because that which he takes for the support of his life becomes his own property by reason of that need.
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It is not theft, properly speaking, to take secretly and use another's property in a case of extreme need: because that which he takes for the support of his life becomes his own property by reason of that need.
 Thomas AquinasSumma Theologica (1274). copy citation

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Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province
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