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Daily Quote by Kempis, Thomas à
1380-1471, Germany

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[1 of 2] Kempis, Thomas à (1380-1471, Germany): primary subject "Life, as an exile": source "Imitation of Christ": detail "From Book 2, Chapter 1"
This world is no native country of yours; go where you will, you are only a foreigner, only a visitor in it. Nothing will ever bring you rest ….
  Why stand gaping here? This   is no place for you to settle down. Heaven is your destination, and you should look upon this earthly scene only as a transit-camp. Transient, all created things, and you as much as the rest of them; cling to them, and you will get caught up in them, and be lost. All your thoughts must be at home with God.


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[2 of 2] Kempis, Thomas à (1380-1471, Germany): primary subject "Life, as an exile": source "Imitation of Christ": detail "From Book 1, Chapter 23"
Christianity: Middle Ages to 1600Live in this world like some stranger from abroad, dismissing its affairs as no concern of yours; keep your heart free, and trained up towards God in heaven – you have no lasting citizenship here.