Thomas Merton quotes
If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.
Persons are not known by intellect alone, not by principles alone, but only by love. It is when
we love the other, the enemy, that we obtain from God the key to an understanding of who
he is, and who we are.
We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are
not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.
You cannot be a man of faith unless you know how to doubt.
God Himself begins to live in me not only as my Creator but as my other and true self.
By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with
me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is
charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.