They consider the deed but God weighs the motive.

Homo confiderat actus, Deus pensat intentionem.

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Original Citation

A Kempis, Thomas. De Imitatione Christi [The Imitation of Christ]. c. 1418, bk. 2, ch. 6.

Current Citation

A Kempis, Thomas. The Complete Imitation of Christ, translated by John Julian. Paraclete Press, 2012.