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.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.