Thomas a Kempis

1380 - 1471

A Quote by Thomas á Kempis

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

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on god, good, knowledge, love, profit, thought, and trust

Who is so wise as to have a perfect knowledge of all things? Therefore trust not too much to thine own opinion, but be ready also to hear the opinion of others. Thought thine own opinion be good, yet if for the love of God thou foregoest it, and followest that of another, thou shalt the more profit thereby.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Of the Imitation of Christ

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on life and truth

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Without the Way, there is no going; Without the Truth, there is no knowing; Without the Life, there is no living.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Imitatione Christi

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on behavior, people, and soul

A man that is well ordered in his soul needeth little the unkind demeanor of worldly people nor yet their proud behavior.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Thomas A’Kempis; The Imitation of Christ; Book II, Chapter 1.

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on books, god, goodness, heart, life, and reflection

If thy heart were right, then every creature would be a mirror of life and a book of holy doctrine. There is no creature so small and abject, but it reflects the goodness of God.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Imitation of Christ

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on books, god, heart, and life

If your heart is straight with God, then every creature will be to you a mirror of life and a book of holy doctrine.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on feeling, intention, purity, and simplicity

Two wings lift a person up from earthly concerns: Simplicity in intention, and Purity in feeling.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on books, complaints, giving, god, heart, life, and meaning

A disciple once complained, "You tell us stories, but you never reveal their meaning to us." The master replied, "How would you like it if someone offered you fruit and then chewed it up for you before giving it to you?" If your heart is straight with God, then every creature will be to you a mirror of life and a book of holy doctrine.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on good, learning, and peace

A man of peace does more good than a very learned man.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on angels, garden, god, heaven, and virtue

You are a man, not God; you are human, not an angel. How can you expect to remain always in a constant state of virtue, when this was not possible even for an angel of heaven, nor for the first man in the Garden?

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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