Merton Proverbs

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Thomas Merton

"If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell" Thomas Merton
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Thomas Merton

"The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt" Thomas Merton
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Thomas Merton

"A daydream is an evasion." Thomas Merton
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Thomas Merton

"It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say." Thomas Merton
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Thomas Merton

"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." Thomas Merton
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American Author    inspirational    Love   

Thomas Merton

"The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom" Thomas Merton
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"I'm always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can't understand is, if they don't know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is?" Paul Merton
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Thomas Merton

"Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul." Thomas Merton
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American Author    Earth   

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"My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I've endured over the past twenty-five years." Paul Merton
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British Comedian    Funny   

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"Ian Hislop is going to be the new Doctor Who." Paul Merton
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"The point is not that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself." Robert Merton
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"It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency." Robert Merton
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"The moral mandate to achieve success exerts pressure to succeed by fair means, if possible, and by foul means, if necessary." Robert Merton
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"In effect, the same kind of methodology or technology that was developed about 25 years ago is being employed today in a wide variety of the financial spectrum," Robert Merton
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Thomas Merton

"At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will." Thomas Merton
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Thomas Merton

"Technology is not in itself opposed to spirituality and to religion. But it presents a great temptation." Thomas Merton
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Thomas Merton

"The tighter you squeeze, the less you have." Thomas Merton
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Thomas Merton

"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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American Author    Destiny   

Thomas Merton

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

"We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God" Thomas Merton
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Thomas Merton

"We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen." Thomas Merton
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