"The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Thomas Merton on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Thomas Merton on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Thomas Merton on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Thomas Merton on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Thomas Merton on Earl Nightingale
"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another."
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
"Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how."
"Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life."
"Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it."