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"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another.
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."
-Thomas Merton, a 20th century American Catholic writer.
A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist and student of comparative religion.
He wrote more than 70 books, mostly on spirituality.