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89 Paracelsus Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Paracelsus Sayings: The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy
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Paracelsus Sayings: All numbers are multiples of one, all sciences converge to a common point, all wisdom All numbers are multiples of one, all sciences converge to a common point, all wisdom comes out of one center, and the number of wisdom is one.
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Paracelsus Sayings: Could we but rightly comprehend the mind of man, nothing would be impossible to us Could we but rightly comprehend the mind of man, nothing would be impossible to us upon the earth.
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Paracelsus Sayings: This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine.
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Paracelsus Sayings: Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.
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Paracelsus Sayings: The book of Nature is that which the physician must read; and to do so The book of Nature is that which the physician must read; and to do so he must walk over the leaves.
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Paracelsus Sayings: The art of medicine cannot be inherited, nor can it be copied from books The art of medicine cannot be inherited, nor can it be copied from books
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Paracelsus Sayings: That which lives on reason lives against the spirit. That which lives on reason lives against the spirit.
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Paracelsus Sayings: For one country is different from another; its earth is different, as are its stones, For one country is different from another; its earth is different, as are its stones, wines, bread, meat, and everything that grows and thrives in a specific region.
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Paracelsus Sayings: The spirit is the master; imagination the tool, and the body the plastic material ... The spirit is the master; imagination the tool, and the body the plastic material ... The power of the imagination is a great factor in medicine. It may produce diseases in man and in animals, and it may cure them ..Ills of the body may be cured by physical remedies or by the power of the spirit acting through the soul.
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Paracelsus Sayings: It should be forbidden and severely punished to remove cancer by cutting, burning, cautery, and It should be forbidden and severely punished to remove cancer by cutting, burning, cautery, and other fiendish tortures. It is from nature that the disease comes, and from nature comes the cure, not from physicians.
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Paracelsus Sayings: Every physician must be rich in knowledge, and not only of that which is written Every physician must be rich in knowledge, and not only of that which is written in books; his patients should be his book, they will never mislead him.
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Paracelsus Sayings: But is not He who created it for the sake of the sick body more But is not He who created it for the sake of the sick body more than the remedy? And is not He who cures the soul, which is more than the body, greater?
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Paracelsus Sayings: When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were, When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were, and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him ... For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth.
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Paracelsus Sayings: All things are poisons, for there is nothing without poisonous qualities. It is only the All things are poisons, for there is nothing without poisonous qualities. It is only the dose which makes a thing poison.
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Paracelsus Sayings: What sense would it make or what would it benfit a physician if he discovered What sense would it make or what would it benfit a physician if he discovered the origin of the diseases but could not cure or alleviate them?
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Paracelsus Sayings: Whether wine is a nourishment, medicine or poison is a matter of dosage Whether wine is a nourishment, medicine or poison is a matter of dosage
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Paracelsus Sayings: Then God sends us such a messenger who appears to us in spirit, warns us, Then God sends us such a messenger who appears to us in spirit, warns us, consoles us, teaches us, and brings us His good tidings.
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Paracelsus Sayings: The human body is vapor materialized by sunshine mixed with the life of the stars. The human body is vapor materialized by sunshine mixed with the life of the stars.
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Paracelsus Sayings: Often the remedy is deemed the highest good because it helps so many. Often the remedy is deemed the highest good because it helps so many.
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Paracelsus Sayings: What we should be after death, we have to attain in life, i.e. holiness and What we should be after death, we have to attain in life, i.e. holiness and bliss. Here on earth the Kingdom of God begins.
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Paracelsus Sayings: Since nothing is so secret or hidden that it cannot be revealed, everything depends on Since nothing is so secret or hidden that it cannot be revealed, everything depends on the discovery of those things that manifest the hidden.
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Paracelsus Sayings: Determined will is the beginning of all magical operations. It is because men do not Determined will is the beginning of all magical operations. It is because men do not perfectly imagine and believe the result, that the (occult) arts are so uncertain, while they might be perfectly certain.
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Paracelsus Sayings: Thoughts are free and subject to no rule. On them rests the freedom of man, Thoughts are free and subject to no rule. On them rests the freedom of man, and they tower above the light of nature ... create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy from which new arts flow.
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Paracelsus Sayings: All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by God in nature, All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by God in nature, the Challenge of science is to find it.
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Paracelsus Sayings: And it is true, best is nothing concealed which shall not be discovered; for which And it is true, best is nothing concealed which shall not be discovered; for which cause a marvellous being shall come after me, who as yet lives not, and who shall reveal many things.
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Paracelsus Sayings: Medicine is not merely a science but an art. The character of the physician may Medicine is not merely a science but an art. The character of the physician may act more powerfully upon the patient than the drugs employed.
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Paracelsus Sayings: Magic has power to experience and fathom things which are inaccessible to human reason. For Magic has power to experience and fathom things which are inaccessible to human reason. For magic is a great secret wisdom, just as reason is a great public folly.
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Paracelsus Sayings: Although Alchemy has now fallen into contempt, and is even considered a thing of the Although Alchemy has now fallen into contempt, and is even considered a thing of the past, the physicain should not be influenced by such judgements.
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Paracelsus Sayings: It is said that a wise man rules over the stars, but this does not It is said that a wise man rules over the stars, but this does not mean that he rules over the influences which come from the stars in the sky. It means that he rules over the powers which exist in his own constitution.
Paracelsus Sayings: Death is the midwife of very great things ... It brings about the birth and Death is the midwife of very great things ... It brings about the birth and rebirth of forms a thousand times improved. This is the highest mystery of God.
Paracelsus Sayings: For God, who is in heaven, is in man. Where else can heaven be, if For God, who is in heaven, is in man. Where else can heaven be, if not in man? As we need it, it must be within us. Therefore it knows our prayer even before we have uttered it, for it is closer to our hearts than to our words.
- Opus paramirum, I:ix
Paracelsus Sayings: As you talk, so is your heart. As you talk, so is your heart.
Paracelsus Sayings: All our nourishment becomes ourselves; we eat ourselves into being ... For every bite we All our nourishment becomes ourselves; we eat ourselves into being ... For every bite we take contains in itself all our organs, all that is included in the whole man, all of which he is constituted ... We do not eat bone, blood vessels, ligaments, and seldom brain, heart, and entrails, nor fat, therefore bone does not make bone, nor brain make brain, but every bite contains all these. Bread is blood, but who sees it? It is fat, who sees it? ... for the master craftsman in the stomach is good. He can make iron out of brimstone: he is there daily and shapes the man according to his form.
Paracelsus Sayings: A little bit of beer is divine medicine. A little bit of beer is divine medicine.
Paracelsus Sayings: The dreams which reveal the supernatural are promises and messages that God sends us directly: The dreams which reveal the supernatural are promises and messages that God sends us directly: they are nothing but His angels, His ministering spirits, who usually appear to us when we are in a great predicament.
Paracelsus Sayings: Be not another, if you can be yourself. Be not another, if you can be yourself.
Paracelsus Sayings: From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams, so that at all times they ardently desired them.
Paracelsus Sayings: Nothing is hidden so much that it wouldn't be revealed through its fruit. Nothing is hidden so much that it wouldn't be revealed through its fruit.
Paracelsus Sayings: The most secure method, to ruin your health, is a SICK BED! The most secure method, to ruin your health, is a SICK BED!
Paracelsus Sayings: I am different. Let this not upset you I am different. Let this not upset you
Paracelsus Sayings: Everything is a poison, nothing is a poison. It is the dose that makes the Everything is a poison, nothing is a poison.
It is the dose that makes the poison
Paracelsus Sayings: All things are poisons. It is simply the dose that distinguishes between a poison and All things are poisons. It is simply the dose that distinguishes between a poison and a remedy.
Paracelsus Sayings: A mortal lives not through that breath that flows in and that flows out. The A mortal lives not through that breath that flows in and that flows out. The source of his life is another and this causes the breath to flow.
Paracelsus Sayings: However, anyone to whom this happens should not leave his room upon awakening, should speak However, anyone to whom this happens should not leave his room upon awakening, should speak to no-one, but remain alone and sober until everything comes back to him, and he recalls the dream.
Paracelsus Sayings: Nature also forges man, now a gold man, now a silver man, now a fig Nature also forges man, now a gold man, now a silver man, now a fig man, now a bean man.
Paracelsus Sayings: The main reason for healing is love. The main reason for healing is love.
Paracelsus Sayings: The highest degree of a medicine is Love. The highest degree of a medicine is Love.
Paracelsus Sayings: All drugs are poisons the benefit depends on the dosage. All drugs are poisons the benefit depends on the dosage.
Paracelsus Sayings: There is in each person, in every animal, bird and plant a star which mirrors, There is in each person, in every animal, bird and plant a star which mirrors, matches or is in some sense the same as a star in the heavens.
Paracelsus Sayings: If we want to make a statement about a man's nature on the basis of If we want to make a statement about a man's nature on the basis of his physiognomy, we must take everything into account; it is in his distress that a man is tested, for then his nature is revealed.
Paracelsus Sayings: Let no one who can be his own belong to another. Let no one who can be his own belong to another.
Paracelsus Sayings: He who knows nothing, loves nothing.He who can do nothing understands nothing.He who understands nothing He who knows nothing, loves nothing.
He who can do nothing understands nothing.
He who understands nothing is worthless.
Paracelsus Sayings: This process is alchemy: its founder is the smith Vulcan. This process is alchemy: its founder is the smith Vulcan.
Paracelsus Sayings: Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.
Paracelsus Sayings: The interpretation of dreams is a great art. The interpretation of dreams is a great art.
Paracelsus Sayings: Anyone who thinks that all fruits ripen at the same time as strawberries, knows nothing Anyone who thinks that all fruits ripen at the same time as strawberries, knows nothing of grapes.
Paracelsus Sayings: Fasting is the greatest remedy the physician within. Fasting is the greatest remedy
the physician within.
Paracelsus Sayings: Everything is a drug; it depends on the dose. Everything is a drug; it depends on the dose.
Paracelsus Sayings: Once a disease has entered the body, all parts which are healthy must fight it: Once a disease has entered the body, all parts which are healthy must fight it: not one alone, but all. Because a disease might mean their common death. Nature knows this; and Nature attacks the disease with whatever help she can muster.
Paracelsus Sayings: Every body consists of three ingredients. The names of these are Sulphur, Mercury, and Salt. Every body consists of three ingredients. The names of these are Sulphur, Mercury, and Salt.
Paracelsus Sayings: What the eyes perceive in herbs or stones or trees is not yet a remedy; What the eyes perceive in herbs or stones or trees is not yet a remedy; the eyes see only the dross.
Paracelsus Sayings: For it is we who must pray for our daily bread, and if He grants For it is we who must pray for our daily bread, and if He grants it to us, it is only through our labour, our skill and preparation.
Paracelsus Sayings: Dreams must be heeded and accepted. For a great many of them come true. Dreams must be heeded and accepted. For a great many of them come true.
Paracelsus Sayings: It would be an error to try to build the Kingdom of Heaven upon envy. It would be an error to try to build the Kingdom of Heaven upon envy. For nothing that is founded on envy can thrive; it must have another root.
Paracelsus Sayings: Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest. (Let no man belong to another that can Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest. (Let no man belong to another that can belong to himself.)
Paracelsus Sayings: Man is a microcosm, or a little world, because he is an extract from all Man is a microcosm, or a little world, because he is an extract from all the stars and planets of the whole firmament, from the earth and the elements; and so he is their quintessence.
Paracelsus Sayings: The physician must give heed to the region in which the patient lives, that is The physician must give heed to the region in which the patient lives, that is to say, to its type and peculiarities.
Paracelsus Sayings: The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
Paracelsus Sayings: The art of medicine has its roots in the heart. The art of medicine has its roots in the heart.
Paracelsus Sayings: The dose makes the poison... The dose makes the poison...
Paracelsus Sayings: Some children are born from heaven and others are born from hell, because each human Some children are born from heaven and others are born from hell, because each human being has his inherent tendencies, and these tendencies belong to his spirit, and indicate the state in which he existed before he was born.
Paracelsus Sayings: Man is ill because he is never still. Man is ill because he is never still.
Paracelsus Sayings: Consider that we shouldn't call our brother a fool, since we don't know ourselves what Consider that we shouldn't call our brother a fool, since we don't know ourselves what we are.
Paracelsus Sayings: There is an earthly sun, which is the cause of all heat, and all who There is an earthly sun, which is the cause of all heat, and all who are able to see may see the sun; and those who are blind and cannot see him may feel his heat. There is an Eternal Sun, which is the source of all wisdom, and those whose spiritual senses have awakened to life will see that sun and be conscious of His existence; but those who have not attained spiritual consciousness may yet feel His power by an inner faculty which is called Intuition.
Paracelsus Sayings: Men who are devoid of the power of spiritual perception are unable to recognize anything Men who are devoid of the power of spiritual perception are unable to recognize anything that cannot be seen externally.
Paracelsus Sayings: The ultimate cause of human disease is the consequence of our transgression of the universal The ultimate cause of human disease is the consequence of our transgression of the universal laws of life.
Paracelsus Sayings: Women's regular bleeding engenders phantoms. Women's regular bleeding engenders phantoms.
Paracelsus Sayings: Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines.
Paracelsus Sayings: The beginning of wisdom is the beginning of supernatural power. The beginning of wisdom is the beginning of supernatural power.
Paracelsus Sayings: All arts lie in man, though not all are apparent. Awakening brings them out. To All arts lie in man, though not all are apparent. Awakening brings them out. To be taught is nothing; everything is in man waiting to be awakened.
Paracelsus Sayings: Truly it has been said that there is nothing new under the sun, for knowledge Truly it has been said that there is nothing new under the sun,
for knowledge is revealed and is submerged again, even as a nation rises and falls.
Here is a system, tested throughout the ages, but lost again and again by ignorance or prejudice,
in the same way that great nations have risen and fallen
and been lost to history beneath the desert sands and in the ocean depths.
Paracelsus Sayings: The universities do not teach all things ... so a doctor must seek out old The universities do not teach all things ... so a doctor must seek out old wives, gypsies, sorcerers, wandering tribes, old robbers, and such outlaws and take lessons from them. A doctor must be a traveller ... Knowledge is experience.
Paracelsus Sayings: Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new ... but who Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new ... but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design?
Paracelsus Sayings: Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics. The first pillar is Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics. The first pillar is the philosophical knowledge of earth and water; the second, astronomy, supplies its full understanding of that which is of fiery and airy nature; the third is an adequate explanation of the properties of all the four elements - that is to say, of the whole cosmos - and an introduction into the art of their transformations; and finally, the fourth shows the physician those virtues which must stay with him up until his death, and it should support and complete the three other pillars.
Paracelsus Sayings: Know that the philosopher has power over the stars, and not the stars over him. Know that the philosopher has power over the stars, and not the stars over him.
Paracelsus Sayings: Dreams are not without meaning wherever thay may come from-from fantasy, from the elements, or Dreams are not without meaning wherever thay may come from-from fantasy, from the elements, or from other inspiration.
Paracelsus Sayings: We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself.
Paracelsus Sayings: In every human being there is a special heaven, whole and unbroken. In every human being there is a special heaven, whole and unbroken.