Alexis Carrel - Quotes

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The quality of life is more important than life itself.

The quality of life is more important than life itself.

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.

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.

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

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

Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind. ---->>>

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: June 28, 1873
Birthplace: Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Rhône, France
Die: 11-05, 1944
Occupation: Scientist
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Alexis Carrel (French: [alɛksi kaʁɛl]; 28 June 1873 – 5 November 1944) was a French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 for pioneering vascular suturing techniques. He invented the first perfusion pump with Charles A. Lindbergh opening the way to organ transplantation (wikipedia)