Thomas a Kempis

1380 - 1471

A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on grace and obedience

Whoever strives to withdraw from obedience, withdraws from grace.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on christ, feeling, god, humility, learning, necessity, neighbors, passion, patience, peace, remedies, and suffering

Sometimes thou shalt be forsaken of God, sometimes thou shalt be troubled by thy neighbors; and what is more, oftentimes thou shalt be wearisome even to thyself. Neither canst thou be delivered or eased by any remedy or comfort; but so long as it pleaseth God, thou oughtest to bear it. For God will have thee learn to suffer tribulation without comfort, and that thou subject thyself wholly to Him, and by tribulation become more humble. No man hath so cordial a feeling of the Passion of Christ, as he that hath suffered the like himself. The Cross therefore is always ready, and everywhere waits for thee. Thou canst not escape it, whithersoever thou runnest; for wheresoever thou goest, thou carriest thyself with thee, and shalt ever find thyself. Both above and below, without and within, which way so ever thou dost turn thee, everywhere thou shalt find the Cross; and everywhere of necessity thou must hold fast patience, if thou wilt have inward peace, and enjoy an everlasting crown.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on weakness

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

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Imitatio Christi

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

And if thy heart be straight with God, then every creature shall be to thee a mirror of life and a book of holy doctrine, for there is no creature so little or so vile, but that sheweth and representeth the goodness of God.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis

If thou bear the Cross cheerfully, it will bear thee.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Imitatio Christi

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