"Human intelligence is a reflection of the intelligence that produces everything. In knowing, we are simply extending the intelligence that comes to and constitutes us. We mimic the mind of God, so to speak. Or better, we continue and extend it."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Huston Smith on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Huston Smith on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Huston Smith on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Huston Smith on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Huston Smith on Albert Einstein
"The faith I was born into formed me."
"I've spent the last 50 years or so steeping myself in the world's religions, and I've done my homework. I've gone to each of the world's eight great religions and sought out the most profound scholars I could find, and I've apprenticed myself to them and actually practiced each faith."
"Whether things turn out for the better depends on what we do. We ought not spend our time masterminding the future, but recognize our marching orders: to do the best we can for history and the planet."
"Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them."
"Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet."