| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||Saint Thomas Aquinas (122574)|
|QUOTATION:||In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign
. Secondly, a just cause
a rightful intention.|
|ATTRIBUTION:||ST. THOMAS AQUINAS, Summa Theologica, part IIII, question 40, article 1, pp. 135960 (1947). Written 12661273.|
The three conditions are sometimes paraphrased as: public authority, just cause, right motive.