Extracts from the Imitation
- It is not learning that makes a man holy and just, but a virtuous life makes him pleasing to God.
- If you wish to learn and appreciate something worth while, then love to be unknown and considered as nothing.
- He who (the word) becomes everything, who traces all things to it and who sees all things in it, may ease his heart and remain at peace with God.
- The pure, simple and steadfast spirit is not distracted by many labour, for he does them all for the honor of God.