Thomas A Kempis on Humility

kempisHere’s some quotes from his chapter “humility” in The Imitation of Christ. Written over 500 years ago still rings true:

“A humble countryman who serves God is more pleasing to Him than a conceited intellectual who know the course of the stars, but neglects his own soul.”

“Restrain an inordinate desire for knowledge, in which is found much anxiety and deception.”

“A spate of words does nothing to satisfy the soul, but a good life refreshes the mind, and clean conscience brings great confidence in God.”

“If you desire to know or learn anything to your advantage, then take delight in being unknown and unregarded.”

“We are all frail; consider none more frail than yourself”

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