"Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."