Dr. Alexis Carrel

1873 - 1944

A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on brothers, god, grace, modesty, needs, prayer, self-denial, suffering, and time

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.

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on achievement, body, disease, effort, failure, force, melancholy, men, mind, prayer, serenity, spirit, strength, and therapy

Prayer is a force as real as terrestrial gravity. As a physician, I have seen men, after all other therapy had failed, lifted out of disease and melancholy by the serene effort of prayer. Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strength.

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on body, influence, mind, prayer, relationships, and understanding

The influence of prayer on the human mind and body is as demonstrable as that of secreting glands. Its results can be measured in terms of increased physical buoyancy, greater intellectual vigor, moral stamina, and a deeper understanding of the realities underlying human relationship.

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on achievement, body, garden, justice, maturity, mind, people, personality, personality, prayer, spirit, understanding, and words

Too many people regard prayer as a formalized routine of words, a refuge for weaklings, or a childish petition for material things. We sadly undervalue prayer when we conceive it in these terms, just as we should underestimate rain by describing it as something that fills the birdbath in our garden. Properly understood, prayer is a mature activity indispensable to the fullest development of personality - the ultimate integration of man's highest faculties. 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.

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on action, beginning, fear, grace, habits, humility, journeys, life, obligation, observation, prayer, pride, selfishness, sincerity, and soul

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. . . . [Continued]

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on effort and people

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

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on nature

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There are no watertight compartments in our inmost nature.

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

Contributed by: Zaady

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