Thomas Merton quotes

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I would call the attention of the reader to the difference between "reason" and "reasoning." Reason is a light, reasoning a proces ...
One might compare the journey of the soul to mystical union, by way of pure faith, to the journey of a car on a dark highway. The ...
There is a logic of language and a logic of mathematics. The former is supple and lifelike, it follows our experience. The latter ...
Lanza del Vasto noted a deep connection between play and war, even before the games theory and nuclear war strategy became practic ...
The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacy: the strange error that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and ap ...
Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacti ...
I am ... willing to admit that some people might live there for years, or even a lifetime, so protected that they never sense the ...
The monk in hiding himself from the world becomes not less than himself, not less of a person, but more of a person, more truly an ...
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