” We do not exist for ourselves alone, and it is only when we are fully convinced of this fact that we begin to love ourselves properly and thus also love others. “


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


” Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else. “


” The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. “



All 4 Thomas Merton Quotes about Love in picture


We do not exist for ourselves alone, and it is only when we are fully convinced of this fact that we begin to love ourselves properly and thus also love others.
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.


Attachment to spiritual things is... just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
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