Alexis Carrel

French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)

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All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.
Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.
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 are thus enriched. . . . Properly understood, prayer is a mature activity indispensable to the fullest development of personality . . . . Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strengths.
In man, the things which are not measurable are more important than those which are measurable.
Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
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.
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.
The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum.
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.
To what extent is any given man morally responsible for any given act We do not know.

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