I found him dull, stale, and unprofitable in comparison with À Kempis.
Let it keep to tasks “of a size with its capacity”—as Kempis says—and leave the rest.
Passages have been collected from works written long before the time of Kempis word for word the same as in the De Imitatione.
It was one of his conceits that the rising sun smote first on an Kempis, for this he had often noticed as he worked of a morning.
He experienced sensible comfort in reading Kempis, resulting in an entire change in his conversation and life.
Kempis spent his days copying the Bible and good books—as well as in exercises of devotion that promoted religious calm.
It was one of his conceits that the rising sun smote first on an 'Kempis, for this he had often noticed as he worked of a morning.
He advised me to keep upon my watch, and referred me to a chapter in Kempis.
Thomas--Kempis was but the forerunner of a race of distinguished literati.
They both knew their hearts and the world; and the world has never invented any remedy so effective as that which À Kempis offers.