“In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace..."
Thomas Merton's thoughts on happiness from "No Man Is an Island."
"To love another as a person we must begin by granting him his own autonomy and identity as a person..."
"I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all these people, that they were mine and I theirs..."
Merton speaks of finding truth "in the depths of a house that is shaken with storms."
“What we seek is not the pure truth, but the partial truth that justifies our prejudices, our limitations, our selfishness."
“When you see God in everyone, then they see God in you.”
Thomas Merton's thoughts on love from "No Man Is an Island."
Words of wisdom from Thomas Merton's "New Seeds of Contemplation."
Thoughts on love from Thomas Merton's "Disputed Questions"