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Comprehensive information about Thomas Merton including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was a 20th century Anglo-American Catholic writer. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis.. American author and Trappist monk This educational Thomas Merton resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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 Quote Right
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Quote Left We do not exist for ourselves... Quote Right
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Quote Left We do not exist for ourselves. Quote Right
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Quote Left Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward. Quote Right
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