386 – “[Man] cannot remake himself without suffering. For he is both the marble and the sculptor. In order to uncover his true visage he must shatter his own substance with heavy blows of his hammer.”

–Alexis Carrel

Quote Number:  386

Source: Carrel, Alexis. Man, The Unknown. 1935, in Chapter 8.

Source Notes: Note that Alexis Carrel was a believer in eugenics and the work that this quote came from strongly advocates such positions, and in its full context may have racist, anti-semetic, or other bigoted overtones.


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