• Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.
    Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.
    ~ 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
  • Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
    ~ Thomas Merton
  • Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
    Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
    ~ Thomas Merton
  • The biggest human temptation is... to settle for too little.
    The biggest human temptation is... to settle for too little.
    ~ Thomas Merton
  • Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
    ~ 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
  • The greatest temptations are not those that solicit our consent to obvious sin, but those that offer us great evils masking as the greatest goods.
    ~ Thomas Merton
  • When ambition ends, happiness begins.
    When ambition ends, happiness begins.
    ~ 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