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Virtue Quote: Thomas a’ Kempis

"Arm yourself like a man against the devil’s assaults.  Curb your appetite and you will more easily curb every inclination of the flesh. Never be completely unoccupied, but read or write or pray or mediate or so something for the common good." -Thomas a' Kempis

May 21st, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Virtue Quote: Thomas a’ Kempis

"The life of a good religious ought to abound in every virtue so that he is interiorly what to others he appears to be. With good reason there ought to be much more within than appears on the outside, for He who sees within is God. Whom we ought to reverence most highly wherever we [...]

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Virtue Quote: Thomas a’ Kempis

"If you cannot recollect yourself continuously, do so once a day at least, in the morning or in the evening. In the morning make a resolution and in the evening examine yourself on what you have said this day, what you have done and thought, for in these things perhaps you have offended God and [...]

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Virtue Quote: Thomas a’ Kempis

"You must seek earnestly the grace of devotion, ask for it fervently, await it patiently and hopefully, receive it gratefully, guard it humbly, cooperate with it carefully and leave to God, when it comes, the length and manner of the heavenly visitation. When you feel little or no inward devotion, you should especially humiliate yourself, [...]

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Virtue Quote: Thomas a’ Kempis

"Turn your attention upon yourself and beware of judging the deeds of other men, for in judging others a man labors vainly, often makes mistakes, and easily sins; whereas, in judging and taking stock of himself he does something that is always profitable." -Thomas a' Kempis

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Virtue Quote: Thomas a’ Kempis

"Nature has a relish for knowing secrets and hearing news. It wishes to appear abroad and to have many sense experiences. It wishes to be known to do things for which it will be praised and admired. But grace does not care to hear news or curious matter, because all this arises from the old [...]

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Virtue Quote: Thomas a’ Kempis

"My child, you cannot always continue in the more fervent desire of virtue, or remain in the higher stage of contemplation, but because of humanity’s sin you must sometimes descend to lower things and bear the burden of this corruptible life, albeit unwillingly and wearily. As long as you wear a mortal body you will [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kempis

"Nature has a relish for knowing secrets and hearing news.ÿ It wishes to appear abroad and to have many sense experiences.ÿ It wishes to be known to do things for which it will be praised and admired.ÿ But grace does not care to hear news or curious matter, because all this arises from the old [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kempis

"My child, you cannot always continue in the more fervent desire of virtue, or remain in the higher stage of contemplation, but because of humanity's sin you must sometimes descend to lower things and bear the burden of this corruptible life, albeit unwillingly and wearily. As long as you wear a mortal body you will [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kempis

"Do not be rash in judging the deeds and words of others, and do not entangle yourself in affairs that are not your own. Thus, it will come about that you will be disturbed little and seldom." Source: Thomas a’ Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, Dover Thrift Editions, 1940.

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