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Thomas a Kempis Quotes


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What you are, that you are; neither by word can you be made greater than what you are in the sight of God.

    Topics: Humility

If thou canst not make thyself such an one as thou wouldst, how canst thou expect to have another in all things to thy liking?

    Topics: Hypocrisy

In judging of others, a man laboreth in vain, often erreth and easily sinneth; but in judging and examining himself, he always laboreth fruitfully.

    Topics: Hypocrisy, Judging

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

    Topics: Hypocrisy

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

    Topics: Hypocrisy

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

    Topics: Hypocrisy

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

    Topics: Hypocrisy

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

    Topics: Idleness, Meditation

In Jesus and for Him, enemies and friends alike are to be loved.

    Topics: Jesus, Love, Enemies

Without the way, there is no going; without the truth, there is no knowing; without the life, there is no living.

    Topics: Jesus

The reflections on a day well spent furnish us with joys more pleasing than ten thousand triumphs.

    Topics: Joy

So fixed are our spirits in slothfulness and cold indifference that we seldom overcome so much as one evil habit.

    Topics: Laziness, Apathy, Habits

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