Thomas a Kempis Quotes
Brief author info: Thomas a Kempis (1880-1968) American memoirist and essayist.
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Man sees your actions, but God your motives.
Thou shalt ever joy at eventide if thou spend the day fruitfully.
There is no man in this world without some manner of tribulation or anguish, though he be king or pope.
If thou may not continually gather thyself together, do it some time at least once a day, morning or evening.
Old custom is hard to break and scarce any man will be led otherwise than seemeth good unto himself.
The end of all is death and man's life passeth away suddenly as a shadow.
Gladly we desire to make other men perfect but we will not amend our own fault.
What thou art, that thou art; that God knoweth thee to be and thou canst be said to be no greater.
Have therefore first zeal to better thyself and then mayst thou have zeal to thy neighbour.
Such as every man is inwardly so he judgeth outwardly.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.