Explore Popular Quotes by Thomas à Kempis

Thomas à Kempis Welcome to our collection of popular quotes by

4 Quotes and sayings

Thomas à Kempis was a Dutch monk and writer who lived from 1379 to 1471.
* He is best known for his book *The Imitation of Christ*, which is one of the most popular Christian devotional works ever written.
* à Kempis was born in Kempen, Germany, and studied at the Brethren of the Common Life in Deventer, Netherlands.
* He joined the Augustinian monastery at Mount St. Agnes near Zwolle in 1408 and was ordained a priest in 1413.
* à Kempis spent most of his life at the monastery, where he devoted himself to writing, copying manuscripts, and teaching novices.
* He died in 1471 and is buried at Mount St. Agnes.
* à Kempis's writings are characterized by their simplicity, piety, and wisdom.
* *The Imitation of Christ* has been translated into over 500 languages and is still widely read today.
* à Kempis is considered one of the most important figures in the Devotio Moderna, a movement of Christian renewal that flourished in the late Middle Ages.

The more humble and obedient to God a man is, the more wise and at peace he will be in all that he does.

Thomas à Kempis

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

Thomas à 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 à Kempis

In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro.(Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.)

Thomas à Kempis

Page 1 from 1