History Jokes: Thomas Aquinas - bos mutus

Funny anecdotes and short stories are a great source of examples in public speeches. This website contains short funny stories, clean jokes and humorous legends of kings and queens, politicians, famous literary figures and artists from many books and sources. The styles of writers from different time periods was preserved - they often enhance the stories in an amusing way. Enjoy and have fun!

Thomas Aquinas - bos mutus 
Friday, September 28, 2007, 05:33 PM - Medieval jokes and anecdotes
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THIS extraordinary person, like many men
of great talents, showed in his early youth none of
that liveliness and vivacity of disposition which is
but too often mistaken for quick parts. He was
called by his companions “bos mutus” (silent ox),
but his master, Albert the Great,
more capable of distinguishing,
used to say of him to those who gave
him that odious appellation: “The learned bellowing
of this silent ox will one day fill up the universe".
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