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All Quotes by author - Thomas a Kempis
" Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be. "
" A humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning. "
" All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it. "
" A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself. "
" At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done. "
" Bear the Cross cheerfully and it will bear you. "
" Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all. "
" Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. "
" 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. "
" First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. "
" Gladly we desire to make other men perfect, but we will not amend our own fault. "
" Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame. "
" He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver. "
" He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure. "
" How quickly passes away the glory of this world. "
" How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves. "
" If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? "
" Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it. "
" It is much safer to obey than to rule. "
" I would far rather feel remorse than know how to define it. "
" 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. "
" Man proposes, but God disposes. "
" Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good. "
" No man ruleth safely but he that is willingly ruled. "
" Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is. "
" Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen. "
" Of two evils we must always choose the least. "
" Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God. "
" Oh, how swiftly the glory of the world passes away! "
" Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong. "
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