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Author QuotedJean Mabillon o.s.b.
Title QuotedTraite des etudes monastiques
Date (Year/Month/Day)1958/11/10
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1691
QuotationReading Mabillon's wise and delightful book on monastic studies. Among other things-this beautiful quotation from Seneca: "Si te ad studia revocaveris, omne vitae fastidium epurgeris, nec noctem fieri optabis tardis lucis, nec tibi gravis eris, nec aliis superacuris." ["If you will give yourself to study, you will ease every burden of life, you will neither wish for night to come or the light to fail; neither shall you be worried or preoccupied with other things."]
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 229
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