Thomas Kempis

Found 21 thoughts of Thomas Kempis

He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver.

Thomas Kempis

At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done.

Thomas Kempis

No man ruleth safely but he that is willingly ruled.

Thomas Kempis

We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.

Thomas Kempis

Why have many saints been so perfectly contemplative? Because they always studied to mortify themselves from worldly desires, that they might freely, with all the power of their heart, tend to our Lord.

Thomas Kempis

It is much safer to obey, than to govern.

Thomas Kempis

He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure.

Thomas Kempis

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

Thomas Kempis

Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it.

Thomas Kempis

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

Thomas Kempis

All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.

Thomas Kempis

How quickly passes away the glory of this world.

Thomas Kempis

The only safe ruler is he who has learned to obey willingly.

Thomas Kempis

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

Thomas Kempis

All that is in this world is vanity, but to love God and to serve only Him.

Thomas Kempis

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

Thomas Kempis

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

Thomas Kempis

Bear the Cross cheerfully and it will bear you.

Thomas Kempis

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

Thomas Kempis

Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.

Thomas Kempis

Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is.

Thomas Kempis