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  • In man, the things which are not measurable are more important than those which are measurable.
    (Alexis Carrel)

  • Prayer is a force as real as terrestrial gravity It is not only worship it is also an invisible emanation of man's worshipping spirit - the most powerful form of energy that one can generate.
    (Alexis Carrel)

  • Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
    (Alexis Carrel)

  • Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
    (Alexis Carrel)

  • 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.
    (Alexis Carrel)


  • Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.
    (Alexis Carrel)

  • Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia.
    (Alexis Carrel)

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

  • The quality of life is more important than life itself.
    (Alexis Carrel)

  • 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.
    (Alexis Carrel)

  • The mug is a tool. My ace in the hole. To have looks is the bonus on top of what motivates me to be an actor. Not to realize they're an asset would be counterproductive to the cause they serve the common good.
    (Alexis Carrel)

  • Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.
    (Alexis Carrel)

  • As to virtue . . . it is an act of the will, a habit which increases the quantity, intensity and quality of life. It builds up, strengthens and vivifies personality.
    (Alexis Carrel)

  • Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace.
    (Alexis Carrel)

  • Hard conditions of life are indispensable to bringing out the best in human personality.
    (Alexis Carrel)


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