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Thomas Merton

Read through the most famous quotes from Thomas Merton

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

— Thomas Merton

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Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.

— Thomas Merton

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If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit.

— Thomas Merton

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Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.

— Thomas Merton

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But there is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question.

— Thomas Merton

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Souls are like athletes, that need opponents worthy of them, if they are to be tried and extended and pushed to the full use of their powers, and rewarded according to their capacity.

— Thomas Merton


Reason is in fact the path to faith, and faith takes over when reason can say no more.

— Thomas Merton

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Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

— Thomas Merton

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I will no longer wound myself with the thoughts and questions that have surrounded me like thorns: that is a penance You do not ask of me.

— Thomas Merton


Pride makes us artificial; humility makes us real

— Thomas Merton


About Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton Quotes

Did you know about Thomas Merton?

Francis of Assisi on 31st Street. Merton began routinely praying but discontinued the practice after leaving the school. During his initial months of schooling Merton begged his father to remove him.

O. T. Merton was a keen proponent of interfaith understanding.

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