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Man cannot remake himself without suffering,
by Alexis Carrel

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

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

 

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

Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance;
it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
- 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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All great men are gifted with intuition.
They know without reasoning or analysis,
what they need to know.
- Alexis Carrel

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

Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

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

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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