Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fruitful Contradictions and Paradoxes

Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.  ~ Albert Einstein

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.  ~ H. G. Wells

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.  ~ Mother Teresa

The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.  ~ Marcel Proust

We live on the brink of disaster because we do not know how to let life alone. We do not respect the living and fruitful contradictions and paradoxes of which true life is full.   ~Thomas Merton

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