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Design 1 Brown Wooden Board

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of brown wooden board
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Design 2 Green And Brown Plant On White Wall

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of green and brown plant on white wall
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Design 3 Green Leafed Plant

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of green leafed plant
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Design 4 Purple Petaled Flower On Gray Surface

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower on gray surface
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Design 5 Brown And White Corgi Wearing Pink Heart Shaped Hat

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of brown and white corgi wearing pink heart shaped hat
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Design 6 Gray Concrete Painted Wall

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of gray concrete painted wall
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Design 7 Foggy Mountains

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of foggy mountains
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Design 8 Green Leaf In Close Up Photography

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of green leaf in close up photography
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Design 9 Green Textile In Close Up Image

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of green textile in close up image
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Design 10 Tan Wallpaper

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of tan wallpaper
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Design 11 Green Leafed Plants On Forest

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of green leafed plants on forest
Photo Credit: Zoya Konstantinova

Design 12 Closed White Painted Door With Exit Signage

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of closed white painted door with exit signage
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Design 13 Thomas Merton Quote: In Humility Is The Greatest Freedom. As Long As You Have To Defend The Imaginary Self That You Think Is Important, You Lose Your Peace Of Heart.- Black Text On Quotes Background

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of Thomas Merton quote: In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart.- black text on quotes background

Design 14 Thomas Merton Quote: In Humility Is The Greatest Freedom. As Long As You Have To Defend The Imaginary Self That You Think Is Important, You Lose Your Peace Of Heart.- White Text On Starry Pic Background

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of Thomas Merton quote: In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart.- white text on starry pic background

Design 15 Thomas Merton Quote: In Humility Is The Greatest Freedom. As Long As You Have To Defend The Imaginary Self That You Think Is Important, You Lose Your Peace Of Heart.Printed In White Text On Seashore Background

quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of Thomas Merton quote: In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart.printed in white text on seashore background

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quote In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of photo of author Thomas Merton with quote

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