Saturday, January 17, 2009

If At First You Don't Succeed...

"The thing to do when you have made a mistake is not to give up doing what you were doing and start something altogether new, but to start over again with the thing you began badly and try, for the love of God, to do it well."

–Thomas Merton

2 comments:

Alexander M Zoltai said...

Ah, Merton...

A good friend gave me the gift of Merton's book, No Man Is An Island"--glorious inspiration!

~ Alex from Our Evolution

Sophia said...

I've enjoyed some of the quotes a man posts to a message group I belong to. I found out not too long ago that The Merton Institute for Contemplative Living is right near where I live.