Imitation in Christ by Thomas à Kempis – Book 1 quotes

The following are some quotes I found worth meditating on:

 

BOOK ONE – THOUGHTS HELPFUL IN THE LIFE OF THE SOUL

  1. “Vanity of vanities & all is vanity, except to love God & serve Him alone.”
  2. “To think of one self as nothing & always think well & highly of others is the best & most perfect wisdom.”
  3. “Our purpose: to conquer self, to become stronger each day, to advance in virtue.”
  4. “True peace of heart is found in resisting passions, not in satisfying them.”
  5. “Do not open your heart to every man but discuss your affairs with one who is wise and who fears God.”
  6. “We often talk vainly & of no purpose, for this external pleasure bars inward & divine consolation.”
  7. “If we were to uproot only 1 vice per year, we should soon become perfect.”
  8. “Anyone who aims to live the inner & spiritual life must go apart, with Jesus, from the crowd.”
  9. “Learn to die to the world now, that you may begin to live with Christ.”

 

BOOK TWO – THE INTERIOR LIFE

 

 

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