Thomas a Kempis

1380 - 1471

A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on peace

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

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on desires, grief, and peace

Count not thyself to have found true peace, if thou hast felt no grief; nor that then all is well if thou hast no adversary; nor that this is perfect, if all things fall out according to thy desire.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on desires, justice, and preparation

O Lord, Thou knowest that which is best for us; let this or that be done, as Thou shalt please. Give what Thou wilt, how much Thou wilt, and when Thou wilt. Deal with me as thou thinkest best. Place me where Thou wilt, and deal with me in all things just as Thou wilt. Behold, I am Thy servant, prepared for all things: I desire not to live unto myself, but unto Thee; and oh, that I could do it worthily and perfectly!

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Imitatio Christi

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on god, humility, knowledge, and learning

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

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on evil

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Of two evils, the lesser must always be chosen De duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Imitatio Christi

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on caring, heart, praise, and tranquility

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

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Imitatio Christi

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on companions, complaints, desires, jesus, love, lovers, mind, miracles, passion, praise, and shame

Jesus hath many lovers of His heavenly kingdom, but few bearers of His Cross. He hath many seekers of comfort, but few of tribulation. He findeth many companions of His table, but few of His fasting. All desire to rejoice with Him, few are willing to undergo anything for His sake. Many follow Jesus that they may eat of His loaves, but few that they may drink of the cup of His passion. Many are astonished at His miracles, few follow after the shame of His Cross. Many love Jesus so long as no adversities happen to them. Many praise Him and bless Him, so long as they receive any comforts from Him. But if Jesus hide Himself and withdraw a little while, they fall either into complaining or into too great dejection of mind.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Of the Imitation of Christ

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis

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

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on good, idleness, reading, and writing

Never be entirely idle: but either be reading, or writing, or praying, or meditating, or endeavouring something for the public good.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Imitatio Christi

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis

It is much safer to obey, than to govern.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Imitatio Christi

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