A universal love is not only psychologically possible; it is the only complete and final way in which we are able to love.
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.
Everything that rises must converge.
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.
Isolation is a blind alley... Nothing on the planet grows except by convergence.
It doesn't matter if the water is cold or warm if you're going to have to wade through it anyway.
It often happens that what stares us in the face is the most difficult to perceive.
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. All we need is to imagine our ability to love developing until it embraces the totality of men and the earth.
Love is the most powerful and still most unknown energy in the world.
Man only progresses by slowly elaborating from age to age the essence and the totality of a universe deposited within him.
Mankind is now caught up, as though in a train of gears, at the heart of a continually accelerating vortex of self-totalization.
Matter is spirit moving slowly enough to be seen.
Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.
Reach beyond your grasp. Your goals should be grand enough to get the best of you.
Science, philosophy and religion are bound to converge as they draw nearer to the whole.
Specialization paralyzes, ultra-specialization kills.
The age of nations has passed. Now, unless we wish to perish, we must shake off our old prejudices and build the Earth. The more scientifically I regard the world, the less can I see any possible biological future for it except in the active consciousness of its unity.
The dog knows, but does not know that he knows.
The feminine is the most formidable of the forces of matter.
The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.
The future is more beautiful than all the pasts.
The most empowering relationships are those in which each partner lifts the other to a higher possession of their own being.
The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others.
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.
The past has revealed to me the structure of the future.
The task for us now, if we are to survive, is to build the earth.
The truth is, indeed, that love is the threshold of another universe.
The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed.
The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
Those who spread their sails in the right way to the winds of the earth will always find themselves born by a current towards the open seas.
To see more is to become more.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
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.
What paralyzes life is lack of faith and lack of audacity. The difficulty lies not in solving problems but expressing them.
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