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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
The least work of learning is done in the classroom.

R
Technology is not in itself opposed to spirituality and to religion. But it presents a great temptation.
A
October is a fine and dangerous season in America. . . . a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful.
N
The monk in hiding himself from the world becomes not less than himself, not less of a person, but more of a person, more truly and perfectly himself: for his personality and individuality are perfected in their true order, the spiritual, interior order.
K
Power always protects the good of some at the expense of all others.
 
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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, 1968
A: Recalled on his death 10 Dec 68
N: The Seven Storey Mountain, pt. 3, ch. 2 (1948), describing Merton's impressions following his first visit to the Trappist monastery which he later joined.
K: Faith and Violence, 1968
   


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