The intelligent man is whoever knows how to be happier today than yesterday.
there can be no question about the power of architecture to lift a people's heart.
have the Muslim civilizations of today lost the capability to produce great architecture?
Each breath of a man is a step nearer to death
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.
Whoever is not serviceable to his kind is to be counted among the dead.
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.
Men are like trees; though the water with which they are watered is the same yet the fruits are not alike.
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.
Men are asleep: they will awake when they die.
By knowledge you are saved; by ignorance, lost.