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They become the keepers of the mystery. They place themselves between the communicants of the religion and the immediate experience. And then they dictate the terms on which you can have contact with this wonderful mystery. We don't dictate those terms.


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I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work.

When human beings live together conflict is inevitable. War is not.

Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi raise aphids as livestock launch armies into war use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies capture slaves engage in child labour exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television.

The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.

Most people think that shadows follow precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words ideas desires deeds impulses and memories.

This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.

There are very few human beings who receive the truth complete and staggering by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment on a small scale by successive developments cellularly like a laborious mosaic.

Time is not a thing thus nothing which is and yet it remains constant in its passing away without being something temporal like the beings in time.

I think we can allow the therapeutic uses of nuclear transplant technology which we call cloning without running the danger of actually having live human beings born.

But now with technology I could sit down and do a bunch of character drawings and scan them into a computer and the computer using my exact style could bring it into life where it would have been edited by various human beings before.

We've been co-evolving with our technology for a hundred thousand years. Human beings and the technology we make were always inseparable. We're finally coming into this moment where it's coming inside our body for the first time in history.

The newest computer can merely compound at speed the oldest problem in the relations between human beings and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem of what to say and how to say it.

My mother a teacher encouraged me to use my creativity as an actual way to make a living and my father a Mississippi physician did two things. First he taught me that all human beings should be treated equally because no one is better than anyone else and he never pressured me to become a doctor.

One of the most extraordinary things about being a spiritual teacher is the rare privilege of being able to look deeply into the very souls of many human beings at the same time.

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.

Remember and help America remember that the fellowship of human beings is more important than the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society.

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.

Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms molecules cells tissues and organs.

Very few recognize science as the high adventure it really is the wildest of all explorations ever taken by human beings the chance to glimpse things never seen before the shrewdest maneuver for discovering how the world works.

Mythology and science both extend the scope of human beings. Like science and technology mythology as we shall see is not about opting out of this world but about enabling us to live more intensely within it.

Science may have found a cure for most evils but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.

There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest the soldier the poet. To know to kill to create.

All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by. religion whatever else it has done has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.

We are pre-disposed for fantasy there is a natural impulse for human beings to want to get off their heads or out of their heads in something in a substance or a drink or an idea or a religion which will comfort them and make life exciting.