Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (31 January 1915 10 December 1968) was one of the most influential Catholic authors of the 20th century. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, in the U.S. state of Kentucky, Merton was an acclaimed Catholic theologian, poet, author and social activist.
Found 30 thoughts of Thomas Merton

If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.

Thomas Merton

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

Thomas Merton

Perhaps I am stronger than I think.

Thomas Merton

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

Thomas Merton

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.

Thomas Merton
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