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Thomas Merton

Born January 31, 1915 | Died December 10, 1968
Anglo-American Catholic writer

Famous Quotes:

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

"Perhaps I am stronger than I think."

"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."

"The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God's mercy to me."

"The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another."

"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."