Inspirational Quotes by Thomas a Kempis

By | December 2, 2018

He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver.

Thomas a Kempis

The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss.

Thomas a Kempis

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

Thomas a Kempis

How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves.

Thomas a Kempis

Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.

Thomas a Kempis

Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself.

Thomas a Kempis

Man proposes, but God disposes.

Thomas a Kempis

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

Thomas a Kempis

The only safe ruler is he who has learned to obey willingly.

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

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

Gladly we desire to make other men perfect, but we will not amend our own fault.

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

We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.

Thomas a Kempis

It is much safer to obey than to rule.

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

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

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

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

Thomas a Kempis

At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done.

Thomas a Kempis

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

Thomas a Kempis

If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking?

Thomas a Kempis

Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all.

Thomas a Kempis

How quickly passes away the glory of this world.

Thomas a Kempis

Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong.

Thomas a Kempis

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

Thomas a Kempis

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

Thomas a Kempis

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

Thomas a Kempis

Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.

Thomas a Kempis

Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen.

Thomas a Kempis

No man ruleth safely but he that is willingly ruled.

Thomas a Kempis

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

Thomas a Kempis

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

Thomas a Kempis

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

Thomas a Kempis

A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.

Thomas a Kempis

What most of all hinders heavenly consolation is that you are too slow in turning yourself to prayer.

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

Bear the Cross cheerfully and it will bear you.

Thomas a Kempis

I would far rather feel remorse than know how to define it.

Thomas a Kempis

Of two evils we must always choose the least.

Thomas a Kempis

Oh, how swiftly the glory of the world passes away!

Thomas a Kempis

Remember that lost time does not return.

Thomas a Kempis

What difference does it make to you what someone else becomes, or says, or does? You do not need to answer for others, only for yourself.

Thomas a Kempis

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