Alexis Carrel

Born: June 28, 1873

Die: November 5, 1944

Occupation: Surgeon

Quotes of Alexis Carrel

Alexis Carrel

Prayer is the most powerful form of energy one can generate....It supplies us with a flow of sustaining power in our daily lives.

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If you make a habit of sincere prayer, your life will be very noticeably and profoundly altered. Prayer stamps with its indelible mark our actions and demeanor. A tranquillity of bearing, a facial and...

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Prayer, like radium, is a luminous and self-generating form of energy.

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One must train oneself, by small and frequent efforts, to dominate one's feelings.

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When we pray we link ourselves with an inexhaustible motive power.

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The influence of prayer on the human mind and body is as demonstrable as that of secreting glands. Its results can be measured in terms of increased physical buoyancy, greater intellectual vigor, moral...

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Life leaps like a geyser for those willing to drill through the rock of inertia.

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Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace.

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The quality of life is more important than life itself.

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Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.

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All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.

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Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.

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Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.

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The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one's day and every night to examine the results obtained.

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All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.

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The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum.

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The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.

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A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.

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Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.

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Hard conditions of life are indispensable to bringing out the best in human personality.

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The atmosphere of libraries, lecture rooms and laboratories is dangerous to those who shut themselves up in them too long. It separates us from reality like a fog.

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Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.

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Discipline brings us effort, sacrifice and suffering. Later it brings us something of an inestimable value: something of which those who live only for pleasure, profit or amusement will always be deprived....

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To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us.

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Men grow when inspired by a high purpose, when contemplating vast horizons. The sacrifice of oneself is not very difficult for one burning with the passion for a great adventure.

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The search for God is indeed, an entirely personal undertaking.... the most audacious adventure that one can dare.

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Prayer is the force as real as terrestrial gravity. As a physician, I have seen men, after all other therapy had failed, lifted out of disease and melancholy by the serene effort of prayer. Only in prayer...

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Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.

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In man, the things which are not measurable are more important than those which are measurable.

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To what extent is any given man morally responsible for any given act? We do not know

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Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for apprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.

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Man offers himself to God. He stands before Him like the canvas before the painter or the marble before the sculptor. At the same time he asks for His grace, expresses his needs and those of his brothers...

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The cell is immortal. It is merely the fluid in which it floats that degenerates. Renew this fluid at regular intervals, give the cells what they require for nutrition, and as far as we know, the pulsation...

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More than half of all great remedies known to medical history have come from empiricists...'irregulars'...of no or little scientific training. There is no reason to believe that conditions have essentially...

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...in recognition of his work on vascular suture and the transplantation of blood-vessels and organs.

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Patients have been cured almost instantaneously of...lupus...,cancer ...,ulcers..., tuberculosis ...In a few seconds, at most a few hours, the symptoms disappear and the anatomic lesions mend. The miracle...

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...the influence of the factory upon the physiological and mental state of the workers has been completely neglected.

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The modern city consists of...dark, narrow streets full of gasoline fumes, coal dust, and toxic gasses, torn by the noise...

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Enormous amounts of money are spent for publicity. As a result, large quantities of alimentary and pharmaceutical products, at the least useless, and often harmful, have become a necessity for civilized...

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There are no watertight compartments in our inmost nature.

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Jesus knows our world. He does not disdain us like the God of Aristotle. We can speak to Him and He answers us. Although He is a person like ourselves, He is God and transcends all things.

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