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Thomas Merton Quotes
- Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.
- Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.
- Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.
- Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.
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- Joycedamozonio: pope francis called thomas merton “a man of prayer, a thinker who challenged the certitudes of his times and opened new horizons for souls and for the church.”
- Motivazer: every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. - thomas merton
- Marinnpierce: here is an unspeakable secret: paradise is all around us and we do not understand. ~thomas merton
- Gustaf_nk: “art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – thomas merton
- Carolwalt_: to be unknown to god is entirely too much privacy. thomas merton