"The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Thomas Merton on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Thomas Merton on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Thomas Merton on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Thomas Merton on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Thomas Merton on Maya Angelou
"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."