Long Quotes: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 02010 by Tyler Emerson
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“The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

  • Ralph Waldo: What you do speaks so loudly, that I cannot hear what you say.

  • David Clausen

    We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.
    – Richard Feynman

  • Tyler

    Awesome. A favorite of Alexander Rose's as well.

  • Bertrand Russell … wrote that the problem of our times lay in
    the fact that our intelligence has developed too quickly while
    our morals have developed too slowly, and that as we discovered
    nuclear physics we did not generate the necessary moral
    principles. According to Russell, we have become too smart, but
    morally, we are underdeveloped. Russell’s view was shared by
    many, including the cynics. I believe exactly the opposite. I
    believe that we are too good and too stupid. We are uncritical
    and easily led by the nose by ideologies that appeal directly to
    our morals. And we do not question theories critically,
    especially if they were invented by great men, for we believe
    that great men must be right. But I think they are fallible. We
    are intelletually immature, and thus we become the willing and
    sacrificial lambs of silly ideologies.

    Against What May be Called the Cynical Interpretation of History 
    By Sir Karl Raimund Popper
    translated from the German from Chong-Min Hong

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