120 Thomas a Kempis Quotes

  • "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."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Selfishness, Humility


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

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Love, Purity


  • "Know all and you will pardon all."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Forgiveness


  • "And when he is out of sight, quickly also is he out of mind."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Life


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

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Hypocrisy


  • "Faith is required of thee, and a sincere life, not loftiness of intellect, nor deepness in the mysteries of God."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Faith


  • "No man can ever lack this mortification of his vanity, that what he knows is but a very little in comparison of what he is ignorant of. Consider this, and instead of boasting thy knowledge of a few things, confess and be out of countenance for the many more which thou dost not understand."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Humility, Knowledge, Boasting


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

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Hypocrisy


  • "He that avoideth not small faults, by little and little falleth into greater."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Sin


  • "Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Faithful, Patience


  • "No one doth safely rule but he that hath learned gladly to obey."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Obedience


  • "He who loveth God with all his heart feareth not death, nor punishment, nor judgment, nor hell, because perfect love giveth sure access to God. But he who still delighteth in sin, no marvel if he is afraid of death and judgment."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: God, Love


  • "Remember always your end, and that lost time does not return."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Eternity


  • "He that seeketh anything else but simply God and the salvation of his soul, will find nothing but trouble and sorrow."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Obedience, Faithful


  • "God often gives in one brief moment that which He has for a long time denied."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Blessings



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