32 Paracelsus Quotes From The Pioneering Physician

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Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim better known as Paracelsus was a Swiss alchemist, pioneer physician, philosopher, and medical revolutionist.

Paracelsus was born in 1493 and died at the very young age of 47 in 1541. He was not just a physician but a philosopher in the German renaissance.

Not just Paracelsus's intelligence but his wisdom too gained Paracelsus a place in the history of philosophy and it is pertinent in his quotes and sayings. His name when he was born was Paracelsus von Hohenheim Philippus after which he took Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim Paracelsus but after sometime he took up the name of just Paracelsus. He is referred to as the father of toxicity (i.e. a study of the adverse effects of chemical substances on living organisms and treating them in case of any exposure to toxins). His study of works has been a base for the early modern medical movement which was named after him. So, here is a list of all the famous Paracelsus quotes, inspirational Paracelsus quotes and sayings, Paracelsus quotes on Toxicology, Paracelsus quotes on being a philosopher, and all other quotes by him.

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Famous Quotes By Paracelsus

Paracelsus quotes will make you think a lot.

Here is a list of all the famous Paracelsus quotes.

1. “The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.”

- Paracelsus.

2. “Nature also forges man, now a gold man, now a silver man, now a fig man, now a bean man.”

- Paracelsus.

3. “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.

4. “Medicine rests upon four pillars—philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.”

- Paracelsus.

5. “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.

6. “Know that the philosopher has power over the stars, and not the stars over him.”

- Paracelsus.

7. “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.

8. “Everything is a poison, nothing is a poison. It is the dose that makes the poison”

- Paracelsus.

9. “One who lives within reason lives without the spirit”

- Paracelsus.

10. “Be not another, if you can be yourself.”

- Paracelsus.

Paracelsus Quotes On Dreams

Paracelsus Quotes are intriguing.

Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, is the man who gave everyone hope to dream with his philosophy. Here is a list of all such Paracelsus quotes on dreams.

11. “The interpretation of dreams is a great art.”

- Paracelsus.

12. “Dreams are not without meaning wherever they may come from — from fantasy, from the elements, or from another inspiration.”

- Paracelsus.

13. “Dreams must be heeded and accepted. For a great many of them come true.”

- Paracelsus.

14. “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.

15. “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 our self.”

- Paracelsus.

Paracelsus Quotes On Medicine

Here is a list of all the quotes on medicine by Paracelsus.

16. “Medicine is not only a science, it is also an art.”

- Paracelsus.

17. “The highest degree of medicine is love.”

- Paracelsus.

18. “This is alchemy and this is office of Vulcan, he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine.”

- Paracelsus.

19. “True medicine only arises from the creative knowledge of the last and deeper powers of the whole universe; only he who grasps the innermost nature of man can cure him in earnest.”

- Paracelsus

20. “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.”

- Paracelsus.

Inspirational Quotes By Paracelsus

Here is a list of all the inspirational Paracelsus quotes.

21. “Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new.”

- Paracelsus.

22. “All is interrelated. Heaven and earth, air and water. All are but one thing; not four, not two and not three, but one. Where they are not together, there is only an incomplete piece.”

- Paracelsus.

23. “In every human being there is a special heaven, whole and unbroken.”

- Paracelsus.

24. Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow.”

- Paracelsus.

25. “Could we but rightly comprehend the mind of man, nothing would be impossible to us upon the earth.”

- Paracelsus.

26. “Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries knows nothing about grapes.”

- Paracelsus.

27. “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.

28. “He who knows nothing loves nothing. He who can do nothing understands nothing. He who understands nothing is worthless. But he who understands also loves, notices, sees. The more knowledge is inherent in a thing, the greater the love.”

- Paracelsus.

29. “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.”

- Paracelsus.

30. “The main reason for healing is love.”

- Paracelsus.

31. “Man is a seed and the world is his apple; and just as the seed fares in the apple, so does man fare in the world, which surrounds him.”

- Paracelsus.

32. “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.

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