„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

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prêtre jésuite et philosophe français 1881 - 1955
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