Thomas a Kempis - Quotes

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First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.

First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.

Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature. ---->>>

Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame. ---->>>

The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss. ---->>>

All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.

All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.

Without the way, there is no going; without the truth, there is no knowing; without the life, there is no living. ---->>>

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? ---->>>

But because many endeavor to get knowledge rather than to live well, they are often deceived and reap little or no benefit from their labor. ---->>>

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.

He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver. ---->>>

What most of all hinders heavenly consolation is that you are too slow in turning yourself to prayer. ---->>>

We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are. ---->>>

Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good. ---->>>

Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself. ---->>>

Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God. ---->>>

What difference does it make to you what someone else becomes, or says, or does? You do not need to answer for others, only for yourself. ---->>>

At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done. ---->>>

An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning.

An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning.

Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong. ---->>>

Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all. ---->>>

Gladly we desire to make other men perfect, but we will not amend our own fault. ---->>>

Man proposes, but God disposes. ---->>>

Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it. ---->>>

Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be. ---->>>

What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?

What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?

Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is. ---->>>

I would far rather feel remorse than know how to define it. ---->>>

He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure. ---->>>

The only safe ruler is he who has learned to obey willingly. ---->>>

How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves. ---->>>

A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself. ---->>>

Of two evils we must always choose the least. ---->>>

Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back. ---->>>

Remember that lost time does not return. ---->>>

Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen. ---->>>

Bear the Cross cheerfully and it will bear you. ---->>>

How quickly passes away the glory of this world. ---->>>

No man ruleth safely but he that is willingly ruled. ---->>>

Oh, how swiftly the glory of the world passes away! ---->>>

It is much safer to obey than to rule. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: 1380
Birthplace: Kempen, Prince-Archbishopric of Cologne, Holy Roman Empire
Die: 1471
Occupation: Clergyman
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Thomas à Kempis, CRSA (c. 1380 – 25 July 1471) was a German who became a canon regular in the Netherlands and authored The Imitation of Christ, one of the most popular and best known Christian books on devotion. His name means Thomas "of Kempen", his hometown, and in German he is known as Thomas von Kempen (in Dutch, Thomas van Kempen) (wikipedia)