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Thomas à Kempis

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.

Thomas à Kempis (c. 1379–1471) was a fourteenth-century theologian who dedicated his life to writing, study, and contemplative prayer. In addition to writing songs, hymns, and documents on the lives of the saints, he wrote one of the most influential works in Christian literature, Imitation of Christ. After the Bible, it is the most widely translated Christian book and has helped millions of individuals understand and practice the faith.