Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a French paleontologist and philosopher who believed that evolution was not just a physical process, but also a spiritual one.

He felt that humans were evolving towards a spiritual state, and that we could help speed up this process by working together to create a “global consciousness”.

He used examples from nature to explain his ideas, such as the way that cells work together to create a body or the way that different species of animals interact with their environments.

You will find below a curated collection of the best ‘Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’ quotes that you can read and share with others.


Best Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Quotes

Above all, trust in the slow work of God. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Faith has need of the whole truth. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

The most telling and profound way of describing the evolution of the universe would undoubtedly be to trace the evolution of love. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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The dog knows, but does not know that he knows. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but are spiritual beings having a human experience. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Truth has to appear only once, in one single mind, for it to be impossible for anything ever to prevent it from spreading universally and setting everything ablaze. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

We are collaborators in creation. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

God loves everyone in the world who doesn’t love himself. Does God love God? ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

The whole life lies in the verb seeing. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Famous Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Quotes

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Remain true to yourself, but move ever upward toward greater consciousness and greater love! At the summit you will find yourselves united with all those who, from every direction, have made the same ascent. For everything that rises must converge. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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.

It is done. Once again the Fire has penetrated the earth, not with the sudden crash of thunderbolt, riving the mountain tops: does the Master break down doors to enter His own home? Without earthquake, or thunderclap: the flame has lit up the whole world from within. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to do conspicuous things…as to do ordinary things with the perception of their enormous value. ~ Pierre Teilhard De Chardin.

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

What paralyzes life is lack of faith and lack of audacity. The difficulty lies not in solving problems but identifying them. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

By virtue of Creation, and still more the Incarnation, nothing here below is profane for those who know how to see. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Wise Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Quotes

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a French Jesuit priest and paleontologist who proposed the idea of the Omega Point, a maximum level of complexity and consciousness that he believed the universe was evolving towards. He is also known for his philosophy of Christianity, which integrates evolution and spirituality. Teilhard's ideas have been influential in theology, philosophy, and science, but he has also been criticized for his unorthodox views.

Love is an adventure and a conquest. It survives and develops, like the universe itself, only by perpetual discovery. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Science, philosophy and religion are bound to converge as they draw nearer to the whole. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

The task for us now, if we are to survive, is to build the earth. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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Everything that rises must converge. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Love is the most powerful and still most unknown energy in the world. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

That there is an evolution of one sort or another is now common ground among scientists. Whether or not that evolution is directed is another question. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist and forever will recreate each other. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Meaningful Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Quotes

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. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

The day is not far distant when humanity will realize that biologically it is faced with a choice between suicide and adoration. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

We may, perhaps, imagine that the creation was finished long ago. But that would be quite wrong. It continues still more magnificently, and at the highest levels of the world. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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The past has revealed to me the structure of the future. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

The only way forward is in the direction of a common passion, for nothing in the universe can ultimately resist the cumulative ardor of the collective soul. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

From an evolutionary point of view, man has stopped moving, if he ever did move. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Today, something is happening to the whole structure of human consciousness. A fresh kind of life is starting. Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world are seeking each other, so that the world may come into being. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

To see more is to become more. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Top Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Quotes

The age of nations has passed. Now, unless we wish to perish, we must shake off our old prejudices and build the Earth. The more scientifically I regard the world, the less can I see any possible biological future for it except in the active consciousness of its unity. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

The most empowering relationships are those in which each partner lifts the other to a higher possession of their own being. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

A universal love is not only psychologically possible; it is the only complete and final way in which we are able to love. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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The future is more beautiful than all the pasts. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Blessed be you, mighty matter, irresistible march of evolution, reality ever newborn; you who, by constantly shattering our mental categories, force us to go ever further and further in our pursuit of the truth. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

This is the greatest success I can dream of for my life: to have spread a new vision of the world. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Not everything is immediately good to those who seek God; but everything is capable of becoming good. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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Love is the most universal, the most tremendous and the most mysterious of the cosmic forces. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Those who spread their sails in the right way to the winds of the earth will always find themselves born by a current toward the open seas. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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Instead of standing on the shore and proving to ourselves that the ocean cannot carry us, let us venture on its waters just to see. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Matter is spirit moving slowly enough to be seen. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

The human person is the sum total of a 15 billion year chain of unbroken evolution now thinking about itself. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Love is the most universal, the most tremendous and the most mystical of cosmic forces. Love is the primal and universal psychic energy. Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

When humans truly discover the power of love, it will prove more important than the harnessing of fire. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

We had thought that we were human beings making a spiritual journey; it may be truer to say that we are spiritual beings making a human journey. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Research is the highest form of adoration. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

He believed that everything in the world is connected. He thought that over time, everything in the world would gradually become more and more connected until there was one big, happy community of people and things. He used to say that "the point of convergence of all forces lies in the future.

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