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Alexis Carrel
(1873-1944) born on
Jun 28
US surgeon, biologist. He invented, with C. Lindbergh, the perfusion pump called artificial heart, 1936; Nobelist, 1912.
         
   
F
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.

R
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.
A
Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia.
N
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.
K
Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Reflections on Life," 1950.
R: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
K: In "Inspiring Quotations," by Albert W. Wells, Jr., 1988.
   


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