Thomas à Kempis Quotes

Who is Thomas à Kempis?

Thomas à Kempis was a German-Dutch clergyman and author.

Born January 01, 1380
Died July 25, 1471

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Best 20 Quotes by Thomas à Kempis

“A book has but one voice, but it does not instruct everyone alike.”

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“A life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing. Every day we ought to renew our purpose, saying to ourselves: This day let us make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is nought.”

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“Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.”

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“First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”

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“For a small reward, a man will hurry away on a long journey; while for eternal life, many will hardly take a single step.”

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“Grant me prudently to avoid him that flatters me, and to endure patiently him that contradicts me.”

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

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“We would be well on the way to perfection if we could weed out one vice from ourselves each year.”

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“A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.”

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“All men desire peace, but very few desire those things that make for peace.”

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“At the Day of Judgement we shall not be asked what we have read but what we have done.”

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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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“Fight like a man. Habit is overcome by habit.”

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“If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance.”

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“It is not really a small thing when in small things we resist self.”

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“Let temporal things be in the use, eternal things in the desire.”

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“Nothing will hinder you more than thinking only about yourself.”

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“Wherever you go, there you are.”

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