Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Thomas a Kempis: wisdom and anger

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
    Commemoration of Giles of Provence, Hermit, c.710
    A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
    —Proverbs 29:11 (NIV)
    When anger enters the mind, wisdom departs.
    ... Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471), Hortulus Rosarum, quoted in The Story of the “Imitatio Christi”, Leonard Abercrombie Wheatley, London: Elliot Stock, 1891, IV.ii, p. 212 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me the wisdom to govern my tongue.
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