Paracelsus Quotes (32 Quotes)


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

    The human body is vapor materialized by sunshine mixed with the life of the stars.

    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.

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

    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.


    Thoughts are free and are subject to no rule. On them rests the freedom of man, And they tower above the light of nature.

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

    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?

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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.

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

    This process is alchemy: its founder is the smith Vulcan.

    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.

    Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.

    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.

    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.


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

    Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.

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

    Dreams are not without meaning wherever thay may come from-from fantasy, from the elements, or from other inspiration.

    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.

    The interpretation of dreams is a great art.

    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.

    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.

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

    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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