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 Charles Dickens on melancholy, men, and truth

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

Source: Bleak House

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A Quote by Bela Bartok on instinct, melancholy, and music

Emil Haraszti commenting on the music of Bela Bartok: His pagan barbarity, his explosive and angrily defiant melancholy, his demoniacal instinct . . . these are all echoes . . . of the thousand-year-old Hungarian psyche.

Bela Bartok (1881 - 1945)

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A Quote by August Heckscher on assumptions, leisure, melancholy, time, and work

Work is . . . becoming suffused with leisure values. . . . Executives on an expense account hardly know whether they are at leisure or at work; they assume it must be the latter since they are getting paid for what they do. The same executives, pushed into some time-consuming civic activity, have only the somewhat melancholy reassurance of receiving no compensation to testify to this being leisure.

August Heckscher

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A Quote by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington on losing and melancholy

Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.

Arthur Wellesley, (1769 - 1852)

Source: Despatch, 1815.

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A Quote by Enoch Arnold Bennett on depression, gloom, melancholy, sympathy, and worry

The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.

Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931)

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