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Thomas a Kempis Quotes

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Caution is crediting, and reserve in speaking, and in revealing one's self to but very few, are the best securities both of a good understanding with the world, and of the inward peace of our own minds.

    Topics: Peace

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

    Topics: Peace

A wise and good man will turn examples of all sorts to his own advantage. The good he will make his patterns, and strive to equal or excel them. The bad he will by all means avoid.

    Topics: Perseverance, Struggles

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

    Topics: Philosophy

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

    Topics: Prayer

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

    Topics: Reasoning

Constantly choose rather to want less, than to have more.

    Topics: Selfishness

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

    Topics: Selfishness

Let this be thy whole endeavour, this thy prayer, this thy desire, that thou mayest be stripped of all selfishness, and with entire simplicity follow Jesus only.

    Topics: Selfishness, Humility

Why seekest thou rest, since thou art born to labor?

    Topics: Service

If you cast away one cross, you will certainly find another, and perhaps a heavier.

    Topics: Service

He that well and rightly considereth his own works will find little cause to judge hardly of another.

    Topics: Service, Judging

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