Thomas Merton Quotes
We do not exist for ourselves.
Quotes from other Authors
Sometimes you need to break away from something in order to know how much you need or want it.
I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear.
A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
People often assume that the same approach will work for everyone, that the same habits will work for everyone, and that everyone has the same aptitude and appetite for forming habits, but from my observation, that's not true.
We are used to female writers who use their private lives as unmitigated material being somewhat hormonal; this somehow 'excuses' what might be seen as a highly unfeminine ability to turn their personal upsets into money.
You can't please everybody. You'd be crazy if you're trying to. So take some time out to do some things for yourself.
It doesn't matter if you look different. You're still the same as everybody else because you have the same dream.
Natalie du Toit
If President Bush is serious about genocide, an immediate priority is to stop the cancer of Darfur from spreading further, which means working with France to shore up Chad and the Central African Republic.
Nicholas Donabet Kristof
It's really exciting and kind of special, especially having our own band. It's just completely different.
I do love acting the two seconds that you are in front of the camera - and this is going to sound like I'm complaining, and I don't want that because I'm blessed to even have a job - but there is a lot of down-time when you're just sitting in your trailer.
There is a reason you keep hearing about the power of educating girls in the developing world. It's a reason so simple that you will probably view it with suspicion, as I once did. It's this: educating girls works. Really works.
Richard E. Robbins
I want a happy marriage and whatever it takes to achieve that. But I think the main prerequisite would have to be respect. He would have to respect me and vice-versa. And, that would be more important than being in love. I think respect really goes a long way. And he would have to keep me happy. And he'd have to be very, very, secure.