Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
Quote by Thomas Merton
The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God's mercy to...
We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our...
A daydream is an evasion.
We do not exist for ourselves.
If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart,...
October is a fine and dangerous season in America. a wonderful time to begin anything...
Perhaps I am stronger than I think.
By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me...
Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your...
The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.
We have what we seek, it is there all the time, and if we give...
Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart:...
In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and...
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not...
Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him,...
I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my...
Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation.
Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that...
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to...