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Author QuotedPeter Damian
Title QuotedWorks. 1853. S. Petri Damiani S.R.E. cardinalis episcopi ostiensis, ordinis s. Benedicti, e congregatione fontis-avellanæ : opera omnia : collecta primum ac argumentis et notationibus illustrat / Saint Peter Damian ; studio ac labore domni Constantini Cajetani
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/02/12
Imprint[Paris] : Migne. 1853
QuotationQui autem cellulam perpetuus incolit, ad stabilitatis praeconium de toto corporelinguam facit. [Whoever dwells in his cell for life makes of his whole body one tongue to proclaim the praise of stability.] St. P.[eter] Damian. Opusc[ulum] XV. c 28. In my own case this is complicated by the fact that I have caused literally thousands of people to have, for me, the illusory expectations I have of myself: expectation of something to be manifested in and through me - a deep new truth of some sort, a fundamental hope, a solution. Even though I know enough to tell myself that I will never find "a Solution," yet secretly my nature insists on this project!
Quotation SourceLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 360
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