"In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."
"You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience."
"The world is round so that friendship may encircle it."
"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."