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Thomas à Kempis
(1379-1471) born on
German mystic, ecclesiastic. He was ordained in 1413, died as superior; his many writings include the influential devotional "The Imitation of Christ," c.1415-24.
         
   
F
We shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done.

R
The reflections on a day well spent furnish us with joys more pleasing than ten thousand triumphs.
A
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing; every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves: This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught!
N
The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step toward repairing our loss.
K
All men commend patience, although few be willing to practice it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
K: "De Imitatione Christi," 1441.
   


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