"Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods, but a new metaphysics can rescue us."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Huston Smith on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Huston Smith on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Huston Smith on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Huston Smith on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Huston Smith on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."
"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."
"Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them."