Thomas Merton

Catholic Monk, Writer
Promoted Interfaith Dialogue

birthdate: January 31
Prades, France


Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.

To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns; to surrender to too many demands; to commit one’s self to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence.


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