Thomas à Kempis Quotes

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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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Love feels no burden, regards not labors, strives toward more than it attains, argues not of impossibility, since it believes that it may and can do all things. Therefore it avails for all things, and fulfils and accomplishes much where one not a lover falls and lies helpless.
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love

Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame.
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inner peace praise blame

Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all.
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forgiveness

Choose rather to want less, than to have more.

contentment

The glory of the good is in their consciences.
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being good

No conflict is so severe as his who labors to subdue himself.
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be yourself

Trust not thy feeling, for whatever it be now, it will quickly be changed.
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feelings

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

Always place a definite purpose before thee.
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goals

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

The humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than the deepest search after science.
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know yourself religion

Let nothing good or bad upset the balance of your life.
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equanimity

No man can safely govern that which would not willingly become subject.
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governing

An evil conscience is always fearful and unquiet.
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conscience

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

How quickly passes away the glory of this world.
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glory

Oh, how swiftly the glory of the world passes away!
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glory

Thou shalt rest sweetly if thy heart condemn thee not.
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conscience

No man can safely go abroad who does not love to stay at home.
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home

No man can safely speak who does not willingly hold his tongue.
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One will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure.
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conscience

Who has a fiercer struggle than he who strives to conquer himself?

self-control struggle

A man who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver.
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He is truly great that is great in charity. He is truly great that is little in himself, and maketh no account of any height of honor.

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