Riches diminish by expenditure, while knowledge is increased by dissemination.
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.
The worst man is the one who sees himself as the best.
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.
The end of these two is never reached - knowledge and understanding.
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.
The wicked man thinks no good of any one; for how should he imagine that others have what he lacks himself?
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.
Knowledge is a treasure so vast, that it is never exhausted; wisdom is a new robe that never gets worn.
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.
The knowledge the most useful is what one puts into practice.
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.
By knowledge you are saved; by ignorance, lost.
Neither profit nor non-profit ventures can be fully effective in serving societies unless there exists what I call an enabling environment for development.