Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

French paleontologist and philosopher (1881-1955)

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We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others.
Evolution is gaining the psychic zones of the world... life, being and ascent of consciousness, could not continue to advance indefinitely along its line without transforming itself in depth. The being who is the object of his own reflection, in consequence, of that very doubling back upon himself becomes in a flash able to raise himself to a new sphere.
Evolution is gaining the psychic zones of the world... life, being and ascent of consciousness, could not continue to advance indefinitely along its line without transforming itself in depth. The being who is the object of his own reflection, in consequence, of that very doubling back upon himself becomes in a flash able to raise himself to a new sphere.
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 is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.
Someday, after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energy of love; and for the 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 oneself to others.
The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.
You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.

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