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Quotes by "Thomas Merton"

Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. (1915 – 1968) was an American Catholic writer, theologian and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis.

Thomas Merton

“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves”

“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist…

Thomas Merton

Why We Must Stop Looking At Our Actions If We Want To Find Ourselves

The soul that projects itself entirely into activity, and seeks itself outside itself in the work of its own will…

Thomas Merton

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

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

Thomas Merton

“Our job is to love others without inquiring whether or not they are worthy.”

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our…

Thomas Merton

We Must Discover Who We Are and Not Just What We Do

1. We are warmed by fire, not by the smoke of the fire. We are carried over the sea by…