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His Royal Highness [Aga khan IV] is not only a leader of the Ismaili community but also of the entire Muslim world.

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Knowledge leads to wisdom; accordingly the educated man is the wise one.

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In considering solutions we must recognise that there are differences between Muslim and Western outlooks on life and man's relationship to the universe.

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Riches diminish by expenditure, while knowledge is increased by dissemination.

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The intelligent man is whoever knows how to be happier today than yesterday.

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there can be no question about the power of architecture to lift a people's heart.

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have the Muslim civilizations of today lost the capability to produce great architecture?

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Your cultural heritage is unique and universally admired. Enhance your traditions and project them into the 21st century. Move ahead within your own idiom and culture. If you want to change course, do so. It is man's privilege to control what he does with his own built environment. If you are uncertain, we will help you, because it will be your achievements which are the key to our long term success

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The end of these two is never reached - knowledge and understanding.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The best form of devotion to the service of God is not to make a show of it.

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Knowledge is a treasure so vast, that it is never exhausted; wisdom is a new robe that never gets worn.

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A man's reflection is the mirror that shows him his good and bad deeds.

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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.

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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.

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Prefection is not of this world.

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The knowledge the most useful is what one puts into practice.

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Act only after reflection, and all you affairs will work out well.

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