Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On Fortitude And Temperance
Q[135] Of Meanness
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[* "Parvificentia," or doing mean things, just as "magnificentia" is doing great things.]

We must now consider the vices opposed to magnificence: under which head there are two points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether meanness is a vice?

A[2] Of the vice opposed to it.