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Thomas a Kempis – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by Thomas a 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


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

– Thomas a Kempis


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.

– Thomas a Kempis


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

– Thomas a Kempis


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

– Thomas a Kempis


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

– Thomas a Kempis


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.

– Thomas a Kempis


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.

– Thomas a Kempis


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

– Thomas a Kempis


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

– Thomas a Kempis


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

– Thomas a Kempis


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

– Thomas a Kempis


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

– Thomas a Kempis