Alexis Carrel, 1873 - 1944
Born: 28 June 1873, Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Rhône, France
Died: 5 November 1944,
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- A few observations and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth. permalink
- All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know. permalink
- All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from others. permalink
Reflections on Life (1952)
- 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. permalink
- Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself. permalink
- Happiness depends on one being exactly fitted to the nature of one's work. permalink
- Hard conditions of life are indispensable to bringing out the best in human personality. permalink
- 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 tranquility of bearing, a facial and bodily repose, are observed in those whose inner lives permalink
- In man, the things which are not measurable are more important than those which are measurable. permalink
- Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality permalink
- It is faith, and not reason, which impels men to action.... Intelligence is content to point out the road, but never drives us along it. permalink
- It seems that the increased number of scientific workers, their being split up into groups whose studies are limited to a small subject, and over-specialization have brought about a shrinking of intelligence. There is no doubt that the quality of any human group decreases when the number of the individuals composing this group increases beyond certain limits.... The best way to increase the intelligence of scientists would be to decrease their number. permalink
Man, the Unknown (1935)
- Life leaps like a geyser for those willing to drill through the rock of inertia. permalink
- Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive. permalink
- Man must remake himself. And he cannot remake himself without suffering. For he is both the marble and the sculptor.
Man, The Unknown (1935)
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