While the book is written anonymously most attribute the imitation of christ to a german priest living in the netherlands named thomas à kempis. His parents john and gertrude haemerken were of the artisan class.
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Thomas kempis quotes imitation christ. Thomas a kempis 1913. Attributed to a german priest named thomas à kempis the imitation of christ has captured the attention of numerous saints since its publication in the 15th century. 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 be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be and if god were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our. 337 quotes from thomas à kempis. The imitation of christ quotes showing 1 30 of 237 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 the imitation of christ tags.
Be imitators of me as i am of christ 1 corinthians 11 1 esv thomas à kempis the imitation of christ has a strong claim to be the most read book ever written aside from the bible. Died 25 july 1471. So what s so special about it.
The imitation of christ 3 copy quote all men desire peace but very few desire those things that make for peace. What the pilgrim s progress is to works written in english the imitation of christ is to everything ever written. Thomas à kempis quote from the imitation of christ nothing is sweeter than love nothing stronger or higher or wider nothing is more pleasant nothing fuller and nothing better in heaven or on earth for love is born of god and cannot rest except in god who is created above all things.
It is said that gertrude kept the village school and most probably the father worked in metals a common calling in kempen whence perhaps the surname haemerken or. It was written in the 15th century and ever since. Balance control inspirational spiritual.
About thomas à kempis 1913 biography author of the imitation of christ born at kempen in the diocese of cologne in 1379 or 1380.