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  • 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.

  • 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.

    "Saiva Siddhanta" by Saiva Siddhanta Mahasamajam, volume 21, p. 59, 1986.
  • Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace.

  • Prayer is a force as real as terrestrial gravity. As a physician, I have seen men lifted out of sickness by the power of prayer. It is the only power in the world that overcomes the laws of nature.

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

  • 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.

    Alexis Carrel (1939). “Man the Unknown”
  • 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.

    "Reflections On Life". Book by Alexis Carrel, 1952.
  • Jesus knows our world. He does not disdain us like the God of Aristotle. We can speak to Him and He answers us. Although He is a person like ourselves, He is God and transcends all things.

  • recognition of his work on vascular suture and the transplantation of blood-vessels and organs.

  • 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.

  • Prayer, the basic exercise of the spirit, must be actively practiced in our private lives. The neglected soul of the human being must be made strong enough to assert itself once more. For if the power of prayer is again released and used in the lives of common men and women; if the spirit declares its aims clearly and boldly, there is yet hope that our prayers for a better world will be answered.

  • The search for God is indeed, an entirely personal undertaking.... the most audacious adventure that one can dare.

    Alexis Carrel (1939). “Man the Unknown”
  • The secret of life is to be found in life itself, in the full organic, intellectual and spiritual activities of our body.

  • 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.

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

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

    Alexis Carrel (1939). “Man the Unknown”
  • The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum.

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

  • Man offers himself to God. He stands before Him like the canvas before the painter or the marble before the sculptor. At the same time he asks for His grace, expresses his needs and those of his brothers in suffering. Such a type of prayer demands complete renovation. The modest, the ignorant, and the poor are more capable of this self-denial than the rich and the intellectual.

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

    Alexis Carrel (1939). “Man the Unknown”
  • Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for apprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.

  • More than half of all great remedies known to medical history have come from empiricists...'irregulars'...of no or little scientific training. There is no reason to believe that conditions have essentially changed.

  • Prayer is a cry of distress, a demand for help, a hymn of love.

  • Scientific civilisation has destroyed the soul of the world.

  • In joy or sorrow, health or sickness, prosperity or the reverse, the effort must still continue. One must rise after every fall and gradually acquire courage, faith, the will to succeed and the capacity to love.

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

  • 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 tranquillity of bearing, a facial and bodily repose, are observed in those whose inner lives are thus enriched. Within the depths of consciousness a flame kindles. And man sees himself. He discovers his selfishness, his silly pride, his fears, his greeds, his blunders. He develops a sense of moral obligation, intellectual humility. Thus begins a journey of the soul toward the realm of grace.

  • The quality of life is more important than life itself.

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

    "Nava-Vēda: God and Man" by M. B. Raja Rao, p. 229, 1968.
  • Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.

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