Quotations by Alexis Carrel

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Born: Saturday, June 28, 1873
Died: Sunday, November 5, 1944 (71 years old)
Profession: Scientist
Nationality: French

A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Truth, Error, Observation)

All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Men, Intuition)

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: People, Advice, Help, Moments)

Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Enemies, Mankind)

Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: People, Effort, Help, Hurt)

Hard conditions of life are indispensable to bringing out the best in human personality.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Life, Personality)

In man, the things which are not measurable are more important than those which are measurable.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Man)

Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Perception, Intuition, Reality)

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

Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Life, Forbidden, Hatred, Jealousy, Laws)

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

Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Peace, Religion, Strength, Light, Man, Spiritual)

Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Science, Knowledge, Reality, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Libraries, Reality)

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
(Keywords: Society, Possibility, Destiny, Duty, First)

The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Beauty, Love)

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.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Day, Night, Results)

The quality of life is more important than life itself.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Life, Quality)

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.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Power, Belief, Desire, Logic, Pride, Thinking)

To what extent is any given man morally responsible for any given act? We do not know.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Act, Man)

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