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Author QuotedPaul Valery
Title QuotedVariety
Date (Year/Month/Day)1941/02/02
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Quotation"In numerous minds is to be found the coexistence of faith and atheism, of anarchy in the sentiments and of some doctrine of order in the opinions. On the same subject, the majority of us will have several theses, which, at the same moment, are without difficulty mutually interchangeable in our judgements according to the passing mood." Paul Valery-Variety. p. 188.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 481
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