Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.
Quote by Thomas Merton
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Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ.
By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
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.
Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.
The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.
The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom.
The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God's mercy to me.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness.
I think at some stage, I would love to have another child. I would love to settle into a relationship that was really important to me. I actually am not good at the balance at that.
Sydney in the 1960s wasn't the exuberant multicultural metropolis it is today. Out in the city's western reaches, days passed in a sun-struck stupor. In the evenings, families gathered on their verandas waiting for the 'southerly buster' - the thunderstorm that would break the heat and leave the air cool enough to allow sleep.
The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about.
You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.
The political system is broken, the economy is broken and so is society. That is why people are so depressed about the state of our country.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
I went back to work because someone had to pay for the groceries.
The fact was I had the vision... I think everyone has... what we lack is the method.
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.