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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.


Thomas Kempis

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Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no ...
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For these attacks do not contribute to make us frail but rather show us to be what we are.
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Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as y...
THOMAS A KEMPIS
A lover of Jesus and of the truth . . . can lift himself above himself in spirit. [Lat., Amator J...
THOMAS A KEMPIS
He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver.
THOMAS A KEMPIS
We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.
THOMAS Ã KEMPIS
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as y...
THOMAS A KEMPIS
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as...
THOMAS A KEMPIS
Know all and you will pardon all.
THOMAS A KEMPIS
The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss.
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Feast of the Holy Cross When you hear someone saying unworthy and hard words of you, then it is g...
THOMAS À KEMPIS
Commemoration of Thomas à Kempis, priest, spiritual writer, 1471 It is no great matter to...
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Continuing a series on the person of Jesus: When Christ was in the world, He was despised by men; ...
THOMAS À KEMPIS
No man safely goeth abroad who loveth not to rest at home. No man safely talketh but he who loveth t...
THOMAS À KEMPIS
Commemoration of Scholastica, Abbess of Plombariola, c.543 True it is that every man willingly f...
THOMAS À KEMPIS
You are a man, not God; you are human, not an angel. How can you expect to remain always in a consta...
THOMAS À KEMPIS
If you wish to draw profit, read with humility, simplicity, and faith, and never with the design of ...
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A lowly knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than the deep searching of a man’s learnings. N...
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Love is a mighty power, a great and complete good; Love alone lightens every burden, and makes the r...
THOMAS à KEMPIS
In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro.

(Everywhere I...
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Hence we must support one another, console one another, mutually help, counsel, and advise, for the ...
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It is not really a small thing when in small things we resist self.
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Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing stronger or higher or wider, nothing is more pleasant, nothing...
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By two wings is man lifted above earthly things, even by
simplicity and purity. Simplicity ough...
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Gladly we desire to make other men perfect, but we will not amend our own fault.
THOMAS A KEMPIS
The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss.
THOMAS A KEMPIS
A sure way of retaining the grace of heaven is to disregard outward appearances, and diligently to c...
THOMAS à KEMPIS
But when he (man) shall have been taken from sight, he quickly goes also out of mind. [Lat., Cum ...
THOMAS A KEMPIS
First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
THOMAS A KEMPIS
Of two evils we must always choose the least.
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Love flies, runs, and rejoices; it is free and nothing can hold it back.
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He is truly great who hath a great charity.
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Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it.
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Grant me prudently to avoid him that flatters me, and to endure patiently him that contradicts me.
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Let all your thoughts be with the Most High, and direct your humble prayers unceasingly to Christ. I...
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