Paracelsus

Paracelsus (11 November or 17 December 1493 - 24 September 1541) was an alchemist, physician, astrologer, and general occultist. Born Phillip von Hohenheim, he later took up the name Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim, and still later used the name Paracelsus.
Found 21 thoughts of Paracelsus

The physician must give heed to the region in which the patient lives, that is to say, to its type and peculiarities.

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This means that each country, in addition to the general properties common to the whole world, also has its own specific properties.

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And since the fit manner of preparation is not to be found in pharmaceuticals, we must explore further; that is to say, we must learn from alchemy.

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The dose makes the poison.

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What the eyes perceive in herbs or stones or trees is not yet a remedy; the eyes see only the dross.

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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.

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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.

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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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Then their imagination could work wonders upon wonders and invoke the shades of the philosophers, who would instruct them in their art.

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The patient who pins his hope on the medicament is not a Christian; but he who puts his hope in God is a Christian.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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Often the remedy is deemed the highest good because it helps so many.

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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.

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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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This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine.

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

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

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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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