Create Yours

Thomas Merton Quotes

373 wallpapers

Thomas Merton Quote: “Pride makes us artificial; humility makes us real.”

Pride makes us artificial; humility makes us real.

— Thomas Merton



Thomas Merton Quote: “Perhaps I am stronger than I think.”

Perhaps I am stronger than I think.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.”

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit.”

If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.”

Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.”

Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.”

The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself.”

Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself.

— Thomas Merton



Thomas Merton Quote: “To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.”

To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers most.”

The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers most.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “A man knows when he has found his vocation when he stops thinking about how to live and begins to live.”

A man knows when he has found his vocation when he stops thinking about how to live and begins to live.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Reason is in fact the path to faith, and faith takes over when reason can say no more.”

Reason is in fact the path to faith, and faith takes over when reason can say no more.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “A humble man is not afraid of failure. In fact, he is not afraid of anything, even himself, since perfect humility implies perfect confidence in the power of God.”

A humble man is not afraid of failure. In fact, he is not afraid of anything, even himself, since perfect humility implies perfect confidence in the power of God.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name.”

To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.”

If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.”

Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “In Silence God ceases to be an object and becomes an experience.”

In Silence God ceases to be an object and becomes an experience.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds”

The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds

— Thomas Merton



Thomas Merton Quote: “When you see God in everyone, then they see God in you.”

When you see God in everyone, then they see God in you.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Souls are like athletes, that need opponents worthy of them, if they are to be tried and extended and pushed to the full use of their powers, and rewarded according to their capacity.”

Souls are like athletes, that need opponents worthy of them, if they are to be tried and extended and pushed to the full use of their powers, and rewarded according to their capacity.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Our real journey in life is interior; It is a matter of growth, deepening, and of an ever greater surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts. Never was it more necessary to respond to that action.”

Our real journey in life is interior; It is a matter of growth, deepening, and of an ever greater surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts. Never was it more necessary to respond to that action.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “The speech of God is silence. His Word is solitude.”

The speech of God is silence. His Word is solitude.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.”

People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “The sky is my prayer, the birds are my prayer, the wind in the trees is my prayer, for God is all in all.”

The sky is my prayer, the birds are my prayer, the wind in the trees is my prayer, for God is all in all.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “There is in all visible things – a hidden wholeness.”

There is in all visible things – a hidden wholeness.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “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.”

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.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “When ambition ends, happiness begins.”

When ambition ends, happiness begins.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Action is the stream, and contemplation is the spring.”

Action is the stream, and contemplation is the spring.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us and see the beauty in ordinary things.”

Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us and see the beauty in ordinary things.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.”

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “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.”

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.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Every breath we draw is a gift of God’s love; every moment of existence is a grace.”

Every breath we draw is a gift of God’s love; every moment of existence is a grace.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Humility is the surest sign of strength.”

Humility is the surest sign of strength.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “The meaning of life is found in openness to being and “being present” in full awareness.”

The meaning of life is found in openness to being and “being present” in full awareness.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace. In such places love can blossom.”

In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace. In such places love can blossom.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “For me to be a saint means to be myself. Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and of discovering my true self.”

For me to be a saint means to be myself. Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and of discovering my true self.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “For me to be a saint means to be myself.”

For me to be a saint means to be myself.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.”

There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “If we are to love sincerely, and with simplicity, we must first of all overcome the fear of not being loved.”

If we are to love sincerely, and with simplicity, we must first of all overcome the fear of not being loved.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “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.”

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.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true.”

Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “My God, I pray better to you by breathing. I pray better to you by walking than by talking.”

My God, I pray better to you by breathing. I pray better to you by walking than by talking.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “We do not exist for ourselves.”

We do not exist for ourselves.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “May we all grow in grace and peace and not neglect the silence that is printed in the center of our being. It will not fail us.”

May we all grow in grace and peace and not neglect the silence that is printed in the center of our being. It will not fail us.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: you were created for joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and joy you have not yet begun to live.”

Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: you were created for joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and joy you have not yet begun to live.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out an inner journey. The inner journey is the interpolation of the meanings and signs of the outer pilgrimage. One can have one without the other. It is best to have both.”

The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out an inner journey. The inner journey is the interpolation of the meanings and signs of the outer pilgrimage. One can have one without the other. It is best to have both.

— Thomas Merton


Thomas Merton Quote: “A faith that is afraid of other people is not faith at all.”

A faith that is afraid of other people is not faith at all.

— Thomas Merton

PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 NEXT
Swami Vivekananda Quotes
Robin S. Sharma Quotes
Confidence Quotes
Buddha Quotes
C.G. Jung Quotes
Alan Watts Quotes
Pablo Picasso Quotes
Rabindranath Tagore Quotes
Deepak Chopra Quotes
Brian Tracy Quotes
George Bernard Shaw Quotes
John Lennon Quotes

Get Inspired. Get Motivated.

We're on a mission of turning inspiring quotes into beautiful wallpapers. Start your week with a motivational kick. Don't miss out on our next weekly batch.

Join 48,000+ other people and subscribe to Quotefancy Weekly Digest.

Subscribe