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Summary

Thomas Kempis was a famous Writer from Germany, who lived between and 1471 AC.

Biography

Thomas Kempis was a German who lived in the Augustinian monastery at Zwolle in the Netherlands. He wrote, among other things, the Imitatio Christi (Christ's succession) in 1418, a guide in spiritual fervor.

Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Thomas, under the main topics: Anger, Architecture.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Kempis

Famous quotes by Thomas Kempis (32)


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"A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself"
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"Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be"
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"All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it"
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"An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning"
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"At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done"
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"Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all"
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"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be"
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"Bear the Cross cheerfully and it will bear you"
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"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"
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"First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others"
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"Gladly we desire to make other men perfect, but we will not amend our own fault"
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"Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame"
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"He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver"
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"He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure"
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"How quickly passes away the glory of this world"
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"How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves"
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"I would far rather feel remorse than know how to define it"
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"If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking?"
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"Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it"
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"It is much safer to obey than to rule"
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"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"
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"Man proposes, but God disposes"
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"No man ruleth safely but he that is willingly ruled"
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"Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is"
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"Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen"
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"Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God"
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"Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong"
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"Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature"
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"The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss"
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"The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid"
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"What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?"
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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"


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