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Thomas More

Saint Thomas More (7 February 1478 6 July 1535), also known as Sir Thomas More, was an English lawyer, writer, and politician. He is chiefly remembered for his principled refusal to accept King Henry VIII's claim to be the supreme head of the Church of England, a decision which ended his political career and led to his execution as a traitor. In 1935, four hundred years after his death, More was canonized in the Catholic Church and was later declared the patron saint of statesmen, lawyers, and politicians.
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An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love, and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sensation of fulfilment that makes life purposeful and vibrant.

Thomas More

There are several sorts of religions, not only in different parts of the island, but even in every town; some worshipping the sun, others the moon or one of the planets.

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By confronting us with irreducible mysteries that stretch our daily vision to include infinity, nature opens an inviting and guiding path toward a spiritual life.

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He travels best that knows when to return.

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Family life is full of major and minor crises - the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce - and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.

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When the destroyer comes, his first act will be to destroy all the books.

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Marriage is an Athenic weaving together of families, of two souls with their individual fates and destinies, of time and eternity - everyday life married to the timeless mysteries of the soul.

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Because the soul has such deep roots in personal and social life and its values run so contrary to modern concerns, caring for the soul may well turn out to be a radical act, a challenge to accepted norms.

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Our emotional symptoms are precious sources of life and individuality.

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An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man.

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Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

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A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady.

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Fond memory brings the light of other days around me.

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Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.

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Those among them that have not received our religion do not fright any from it, and use none ill that goes over to it, so that all the while I was there one man was only punished on this occasion.

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This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven.

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'Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone.

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Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advises, Do the very reverse and you're sure to be wise.

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To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life.

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I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.

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The light, that lies In woman's eyes, Has been my heart's undoing.

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Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

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And, indeed, though they differ concerning other things, yet all agree in this: that they think there is one Supreme Being that made and governs the world, whom they call, in the language of their country, Mithras.

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What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.

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My only books were woman's looks, and folly's all they've taught me.

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