Pierre Teilhard De Chardin Quotations

-Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.

-He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.

-In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.

-It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.

-Love alone can unite living beings so as to complete and fulfill them… for it alone joins them by what is deepest in themselves. All we need is to imagine our ability to love developing until it embraces the totality of men and the earth.

-Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.

-Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world… Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.

-Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.

-Since once again, O Lord, in the steppes of Asia, I have no bread, no wine, no altar, I will raise myself above those symbols to the pure majesty of reality, and I will offer to you, I, your priest, upon the altar of the entire earth, the labor and the suffering of the world.

-Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

-The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others.

-The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

-We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

-We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.

-We have only to believe. And the more threatening and irreducible reality appears, the more firmly and desperately we must believe. Then, little by little, we shall see the universal horror unbend, and then smile upon us, and then take us in its more than human arms.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin