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Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia.
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The quality of life is more important than life itself.

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

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

— 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.

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Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Those who don't learn to fight worry, die young.

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The search for God is indeed, an entirely personal undertaking ... the most audacious adventure that one can dare.

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Patients have been cured almost instantaneously of ... lupus ... ,cancer ... ,ulcers ... , tuberculosis ... In a few seconds, at most a few hours, the symptoms disappear and the anatomic lesions mend. The miracle is characterized by extreme acceleration of the normal process of healing.

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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.

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Prayer, the basic exercise of the spirit, must be actively practiced in our private lives. The neglected soul of the human being must be made strong enough to assert itself once more. For if the power of prayer is again released and used in the lives of common men and women; if the spirit declares its aims clearly and boldly, there is yet hope that our prayers for a better world will be answered.

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As to virtue ... it is an act of the will, a habit which increases the quantity, intensity and quality of life. It builds up, strengthens and vivifies personality.

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