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Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind. ...
by Alexis Carrel

Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.
- Alexis Carrel

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.
- Alexis Carrel

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

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

 

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

The quality of life is more important than life itself.
- Alexis Carrel

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.
- Alexis Carrel

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

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

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.
- Alexis Carrel

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

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

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

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.
- Alexis Carrel

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

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

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

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

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.
- Alexis Carrel

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

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
- Hedy Lamarr

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes;
adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
- Francis Bacon

They have most satisfaction in themselves,
and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature comforts.
- Matthew Henry

If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find.
- John Churton Collins

I work so much.
If I don't get all the comforts, I will turn mad.
- Lalu Prasad Yadav

Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts,
the more needs and desires it finds.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

All strange and terrible events are welcome,
but comforts we despise.
- Cleopatra

Pour not on the comforts you want, but upon the mercies you have.
Look rather at God's ending in afflicting,
than to the measure and degree of your affliction.
- Christopher Love

What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim
of a great but dead general.
- Barbara Tuchman

Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth,
name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.
- Ramakrishna

Of all created comforts, God is the lender;
you are the borrower,
not the owner.
- Ernest Rutherford

Mom never quit on me.
My only regret is that she didn't live long enough
to share some of the money and comforts my work in
show business has brought me.
- Ethel Waters

Great comforts do, indeed, bear witness to the truth of thy grace,
but not to the degree of it; the weak child is oftener
in the lap than the strong one.
- William Gurnall

It is common to distinguish necessaries,
comforts, and luxuries; the first class including all
things required to meet wants which must be satisfied,
while the latter consist of things that meet wants
of a less urgent character.
- Alfred Marshall

There never has been a time in our history when work
was so abundant or when wages were as high,
whether measured by the currency in which they are
paid or by their power to supply the necessaries and comforts of life.
- Benjamin Harrison

And yet, in a culture like ours, which is given to material comforts,
and addicted to forms of entertainment that offer immediate gratification,
it is surprising that so much poetry is written.
- Mark Strand

At a family's most difficult time, I want to make sure
at a minimum that they have the very basic of comforts:
the ability to grieve their loss privately and the
knowledge that their country is grateful for their
loved one's sacrifice and service.
- Dave Reichert

There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times,
and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling,
it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low
value that is set on gold or silver,
which all the comforts of life must arise from.
- Bernard de Mandeville

I think there is something for all of us where you
find a balance in your life,
where you feel that everything you do isn't about your
own creature comforts or satisfying your own appetites.
Some of it has to be directed outward and there is
a huge satisfaction in that.
- Wendie Malick

Everything is just better in California -
the wine,
the food, fruits and vegetables, the comforts of living.
Even the instrumentalists are generous and curious.
Everything is wonderful.
- Beth Anderson

It's often difficult to slough off all that we've acquired,
all the comforts and safety nets modern life provides for us,
and realize that in those days, people were living very much on the edge -
life was incredibly hard!
- Derek Jacobi

It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle
age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
- Andre Gide

Morality is a venereal disease.
Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage,
boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
- Karl Kraus

Perhaps more than any other disease before or since,
syphilis in early modern Europe provoked the kind of
widespread moral panic that AIDS revived when it struck America in the 1980s.
- Peter Lewis Allen

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

The greatest wealth is health.
- Virgil

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life
than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy
and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let today be the day that you choose
to become your own greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
- Mark Twain

The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll


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