A wise lover regards not so much the gift of him who loves, as the love of him who gives. He esteems affection rather than valuables, and sets all gifts below the Beloved.

Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471) German monk, author
The Imitation of Christ (c. 1418)

(Jesus' message to him.)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 30-Jul-10
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