Quotes by Thomas a Kempis

Thomas à Kempis was a German-Dutch canon regular of the late medieval period and the author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the most popular and best known Christian devotional books. His name means Thomas "of Kempen", his home town, and in German he is known as Thomas von Kempen. He was a member of the Modern Devotion, a spiritual movement during the late medieval period, and a follower of Geert Groote and Florens Radewyns, the founders of the Brethren of the Common Life.

The best Quotes and Sayings

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

- Thomas a Kempis

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

- Thomas a Kempis

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 a Kempis

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

- Thomas a Kempis

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.

- Thomas a Kempis