Sunday, June 12, 2011

Quote of the Day: Thomas à Kempis

"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, Imitation of Christ, c.1420

Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380 – 25 July 1471) was a late Medieval Catholic monk and the probable author of The Imitation of Christ, which is one of the best known Christian books on devotion. His name means, "Thomas of Kempen", his home town and in German he is known as Thomas von Kempen. He also is known by various spellings of his family name: Thomas HaemerkkenThomas HammerleinThomas Hemerken, and Thomas Hämerken.