The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer, because smaller things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of suffering.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) French-American religious and writer [a.k.a. Fr. M. Louis]
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Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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