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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Love is the most powerful and still most unknown energy in the world.
We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist and forever will recreate each other.
The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.
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.
The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others.
Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.
The truth is, indeed, that love is the threshold of another universe.
Matter is spirit moving slowly enough to be seen.
What paralyzes life is lack of faith and lack of audacity. The difficulty lies not in solving problems but identifying them.
The only way forward is in the direction of a common passion, for nothing in the universe can ultimately resist the cumulative ardor of the collective soul.
Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.
Truth has to appear only once, in one single mind, for it to be impossible for anything ever to prevent it from spreading universally and setting everything ablaze.
A universal love is not only psychologically possible; it is the only complete and final way in which we are able to love.
Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.
Isolation is a blind alley....Nothing on the planet grows except by convergence.
The day is not far distant when humanity will realize that biologically it is faced with a choice between suicide and adoration.
Reach beyond your grasp. Your goals should be grand enough to get the best of you.
He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.
Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.
The future is in the hands of those who can give tomorrow's generations valid reasons to live and hope.
That there is an evolution of one sort or another is now common ground among scientists. Whether or not that evolution is directed is another question.
God is not remote from us. He is at the point of my pen, my (pick) shovel, my paint brush, my (sewing) needle - and my heart and thoughts.
Each element of the cosmos is positively woven from all the others...The universe holds together, and only one way of considering it is really possible, that is, to take it as a whole, in one piece.
Instead of standing on the shore and proving to ourselves that the ocean cannot carry us, let us venture on its waters just to see.
And this is the best success I can dream for my life: to have spread a new vision of the world.
Everything that rises must converge.
Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to do conspicuous things...as to do ordinary things with the perception of their enormous value.
The Age of Nations is past. The task before us now, if we would not perish, is to build the Earth.
To see more is to become more.
Your creatures can come into being only, like shoot from stem, as part of an endlessly renewed process of evolution.
To love is to approach each other center to center.
We are collaborators in creation.
By means of all created things, without excaption, the divine assails us, penetrates us, and molds us. We imagined it as distant and inaccessible, when in fact we live steeped in its burning layers
You have told me, O God, to believe in hell. But you have forbidden me to think...of any man as damned
The most empowering relationships are those in which each partner lifts the other to a higher possession of their own being.
Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come to being.
The task for us now, if we are to survive, is to build the earth.
The whole life lies in the verb seeing.
The more we split and pulverise matter artificially, the more insistently it proclaims its fundamental unity.
Faith has need of the whole truth.
The human person is the sum total of a 15 billion year chain of unbroken evolution now thinking about itself
The zest for life, which is the source of all passion and all insight, even divine, does not come to us from ourselves.... It is God who has to give us the impulse of wanting him.
When humans truly discover the power of love, it will prove more important than the harnessing of fire.
By virtue of Creation, and still more the Incarnation, nothing here below is profane for those who know how to see.
Man only progresses by slowly elaborating from age to age the essence and the totality of a universe deposited within him.
Love is the most universal, the most tremendous and the most mysterious of the cosmic forces.