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Religion brings to man an inner strength,
by Alexis Carrel

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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.

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Forgive Your Brother from Your Heart.
- Matthew 18:21-22

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

Love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched
the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

The will of God will never take you
to where the grace of God will not protect you.
- Anonymous

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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