Whether things turn out for the better depends on what we do. We ought not spend our time masterminding the future but recognize our marching orders: to do the best we can for history and the planet.

Huston Smith Future Quote

Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods but a new metaphysics can rescue us.

Huston Smith Science Quote

Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet.

Huston Smith Poetry Quote

Human intelligence is a reflection of the intelligence that produces everything. In knowing we are simply extending the intelligence that comes to and constitutes us. We mimic the mind of God so to speak. Or better we continue and extend it.

Huston Smith Intelligence Quote

Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge dead facts. Libraries on the other hand are full of them.

Huston Smith Knowledge Quote

I’ve spent the last 50 years or so steeping myself in the world’s religions and I’ve done my homework. I’ve gone to each of the world’s eight great religions and sought out the most profound scholars I could find and I’ve apprenticed myself to them and actually practiced each faith.

The faith I was born into formed me.

Huston Smith Faith Quotes

Every society and religion has rules for both have moral laws. And the essence of morality consists as in art of drawing the line somewhere.

First of all my persuasion is what really breeds violence is political differences. But because religion serves as the soul of community it gets drawn into the fracas and turns up the heat.

It is commonly said and known that each civilization has its own religion. Now my claim is that if we look deeper the different civilizations were brought into being by the different revelations.

Religion is the call to confront reality to master the self.

Huston Smith Religion Quotes