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Thomas Merton
(1915-1968) born on
Jan 31
French monk, poet. He was a prolific Roman Catholic writer on spiritual and social themes, one of the most important American Roman Catholic writers of the 20th century.
         
   
F
Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace, and your soul in the joy of Christ.

R
A daydream is an evasion.
A
The biggest human temptation is. . . to settle for too little.
N
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
K
The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacy: the strange error that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and applause of other men!
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander," Doubleday 66
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: The Seven Storey Mountain, pt. 3, ch. 2 (1948).
   


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