Quotations by Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre


It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) French Jesuit priest, paleontologist, philosopher
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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) French Jesuit priest, paleontologist, philosopher
Le Phénomène Humain [The Phenomenon of Man] (1955)

Sometimes paraphrased: "We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey."

Both the quote and paraphrase are sometimes misattributed  to Wayne Dyer and Stephen Covey, who use them in their works.

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Our century is probably more religious than any other. How could it fail to be, with such problems to be solved? The only trouble is that it has not yet found a God it can adore.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) French Jesuit priest, paleontologist, philosopher
Le Phénomène Humain [The Phenomenon of Man] (1955)
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