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Thomas a Kempis Quotes

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He is truly great that is little in himself, and that maketh no account of any height of honors.

    Topics: Humility

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.

    Topics: Humility

God walks with the humble; he reveals himself to the lowly; he gives understanding to the little ones; he discloses his meaning to pure minds, but hides his grace from the curious and the proud.

    Topics: Humility

No man can ever lack this mortification of his vanity, that what he knows is but a very little in comparison of what he is ignorant of. Consider this, and instead of boasting thy knowledge of a few things, confess and be out of countenance for the many more which thou dost not understand.

    Topics: Humility, Knowledge, Boasting

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

    Topics: Humility, Service

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

    Topics: Humility, Learning

Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.

    Topics: Humility, The Heart

It is easier not to speak a word at all than to speak more words than we should.

    Topics: Humility, Gossip

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

    Topics: Humility, Weakness

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

    Topics: Humility, Perseverance, Overcoming

He has great tranquillity of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men.

    Topics: Humility

You are not holier if you are praised, nor the more worthless if you are found fault with.

    Topics: Humility

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