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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin quotes

1881 - 1955, French philosopher

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having
a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we
shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history
of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Reach beyond your grasp. Your goals should be grand enough to get the best of you.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It doesn't matter if the water is cold or warm if you're going to have to wade through it
anyway.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

By virtue of Creation, and still more the Incarnation, nothing here below is profane for those
who know how to see.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Science, philosophy and religion are bound to converge as they draw nearer to the whole.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The whole life lies in the verb seeing.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The
immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of
consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate
each other.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of oneself to others.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The day will come when we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for
the second time in the history of the world, the human being will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world. Love, in fact, is
the agent of universal synthesis.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin