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.
There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Never have a companion who casts you in the shade.
The time we waste trying to find out what life is all about could be spent loving someone and finding out.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
- Mae West