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

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

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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.

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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.

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By knowledge you are saved; by ignorance, lost.

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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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The stupidest man is the one who believes himself to be the most intelligent.

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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.

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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.

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Seek knowledge, make yourself known by it; practise it - you will so become learned man.

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Prefection is not of this world.

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Neither profit nor non-profit ventures can be fully effective in serving societies unless there exists what I call an enabling environment for development.

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For religious education effectively to complement what children learn in secular schools, it has to be intellectually stimulating and pedagogically sound.

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Today in the Occident, the Muslim world is deeply misunderstood by most. The West knows little about its diversity, about the religion or the principles which unite it, about its brilliant past or its recent trajectory through history. The Muslim world is noted in the West, North America and Europe, more for the violence of certain minorities than for the peacefulness of its faith and the vast majority of its people.

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Experience is knowledge gained.

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