Phrases of Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Phrases of Pierre Teilhard De Chardin:

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“There is nothing valuable, except for the part of you that is in other people, and the part of others that is in you.”

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“One by one, Lord, I see and love those whom you have given me as support and natural delight of my existence”.

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“We need hope so that our joy is perfect.”

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“It was necessary that a spark fall on me to make the fire sprout.”

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“Great truths are felt before expressing themselves.”

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“Universal love is not only psychologically possible, but the only, complete and definitive way to love.”

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“We are not human beings with a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings with a human experience. ”

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“Driven by love, the fragments of the world search for each other, so that the world can become”.

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“All a man can do, certainly, is to give his affection to a single being or to a few human beings.”

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“The dog knows, but he does not know that he knows”.

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At what moment do two lovers acquire the most complete possession of themselves, but in that in which they proclaim themselves lost in each other?

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“To be completely at ease, to be completely happy, I needed to know that there is” something essential “of which everything else is nothing but an accessory, or an ornament.”

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There is no body in us that feeds independently of the soul. Everything that the body has admitted and has begun to transform is necessary that the soul in turn sublimates it.

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Love … Because of its ubiquity, its ardor and the innumerable spectrum of its forms, this strange power has always intrigued and fascinated the masters of human thought.

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The day will come when after taking advantage of space, winds, tides and gravity; we will take advantage of the energy of love. And that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire.

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Is it not evident that, however transcendent and creative, God’s love and zeal could only fall on a human heart, that is, on an object prepared (far or near) by all the juices of the Earth?

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We are like those soldiers who fall in the course of the attack from which peace will come. God is not defeated for the first time by our defeat, because although we seem to succumb individually, the world, in which we revive, triumphs through our dead.

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You have often seen at night how certain stars change their light: as soon as they are pearls of blood as velvety flashes of violet. And you have also seen how the rainbow moves over a transparent bubble … Thus, in an inexpressible iridescence, the light and colors of all our beauty shone on the immutable physiognomy of Jesus.

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(…) The health and integrity of the Church depend on the accuracy with which its members perform, each in its place, the functions that are staggered between the duty to engage in the occupations that are considered most profane in this world and the vocations that tend to the most austere of penances or to the most sublime of contemplations. All these papers are necessary. Like a sturdy tree, the Church needs roots rooted in the earth and a leaf serenely exposed to the full sun.

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I do not like everything equally; but not everything is final, and outside of it I do not see anything else according to the tendencies and hopes that I feel. Assuming that this religious form is even further from the truth than we think, it is no less true that it constitutes the closest approach to that truth, and that to reach higher, it must be overcome by growing with it, not leaving it to look for the road alone If there is a being that is the center of convergence of everything, that being is, in some way, committed to the moral success of the Church, and it is impossible to reproach us for submitting our personal preferences to many obscure points in which our intellectual loyalty was not involved.

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“The future belongs to those who give the next generation the reasons for hope”

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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