Chapter 32 from The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
"Son, thou canst not possess perfect liberty unless thou wholly deny thyself.-(Matt. 16:24)
All self-seekers and self-lovers are bound in fetters, full of desires, full of cares, unsettled, and seeking always their own ease, and not the things of Jesus Christ-(Phil. 3:21), but oftentimes devising and framing that which will not stand.
For all shall come to nothing that proceeds not from God.
Take this short and perfect word: Forsake all and thou shalt find all, leave thy desires and thou shalt find rest.-(Matt. 11:29)
Consider this well, and when thou shalt put it in practice thou shalt understand all things..."