Thomas à Kempis


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  • ''Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book.''
    Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471), German monk, mystic. Attributed in The Imitation of Christ, preface (1617 edition). The words are inscribed on the picture of Thomas à Kempis at Zwoll, Holland, where he is buried.
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  • ''It is much safer to obey, than to govern.''
    Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471), German monk, mystic. The Imitation of Christ, pt. 1, ch. 9 (written c. 1426, published 1486).

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