Johannes Tauler (circa 1300 – 1361)

Johannes Tauler Quote – “I would rather there were less of such excitement…”

For my part, I would rather there were less of such excitement and transport, less of mere thrilling emotion, so that a man were diligent and rightly manful in working and in virtue, for in such exercises do we learn best to know ourselves. Johannes Tauler (circa 1300 – 1361)

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Johannes Tauler Quote – “Let him lovingly cast all his thoughts and cares…”

Let him lovingly cast all his thoughts and cares, and his sins, too, as it were, on that unknown Will. Beyond this unknown will of God, he must desire and purpose nothing; neither way, nor rest, nor work, neither this nor that, nor wholly subject and offer himself up to this unknown will. Johannes Tauler (circa 1300 – 1361)

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