The communications revolution is a two-edged sword, opening exciting doors to the future, yes, but also threatening venerable cultures and traditional values .
In recent years there has been an absolute revolution in education. This revolution in education is driven by a number of new concepts. First of all communications, the capacity to bring education through the new electronic networks to the most isolated parts of our globe. The second one is the extraordinary volume of knowledge which each individual has to absorb during his or her lifetime. And therefore the necessity for continuing education.
The end of these two is never reached - knowledge and understanding.
Of a man's good qualities two are eminent - intelligence and speech. By the first he profits himself, and by the second he makes others profit.
The Islamic world is remarkably poorly understood by the West -- almost terra incognita. Even now, one sees pervasive images in the West that caricature Muslims as either oil sheikhs or unruly fundamentalists. The Islamic world is in fact a rich and changing tapestry, which the West would do well to understand.
Spirituality and architecture, together, become a force that can build bridges between people and communities, and empower them to build a more harmonious and humane future.
Knowledge is a treasure so vast, that it is never exhausted; wisdom is a new robe that never gets worn.
A man's reflection is the mirror that shows him his good and bad deeds.
The Muslim world no longer can be thought of as a subset of the developing world. Islam is well represented in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and western Europe -- and that presence is growing.
He (Prince karim Aga Khan) has become a major activist for civilized humanity and universal values. Not in words but in deeds. Not in one location but around the world.
The knowledge the most useful is what one puts into practice.
Act only after reflection, and all you affairs will work out well.
The West has many strengths, but prominent among them are science and democracy (with their public mechanisms for self-correction) and also private institutions, liberal economics, and a recognition of fundamental human rights.
His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV is the first Muslim baccalaureate speaker in Brown's history and I dare to say in the history of the entire Ivy League and all American universities. He embodies the great ecumenical spirit that links the three great monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
By knowledge you are saved; by ignorance, lost.
The stupidest man is the one who believes himself to be the most intelligent.
The Muslim world offers deep roots in a system of values, emphasising service, charity and a sense of common responsibility, and denying what it sees to be the false dichotomy between religious and secular lives.
Never before has their been so much knowledge available about so many different people. Never before have we known more about the physical world in which we live. Never before, therefore, have there been opportunities greater to make a better life for more people around the globe.
In considering solutions we must recognise that there are differences between Muslim and Western outlooks on life and man's relationship to the universe.
Seek knowledge, make yourself known by it; practise it - you will so become learned man.