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26 Meaningful Quotes By Galen

Famous As: Physician
Born On: 130 AD
Died On: 200 AD
Born In: Pergamon
Died At Age: 70
Galen was a celebrated Greek surgeon, philosopher, and physician. Perhaps the most proficient of all medical researches of yesteryears, he exerted great influence on the development of various scientific disciplines including logic, anatomy, philosophy, physiology, pharmacology, neurology, and pathology. Ancient Greek physicians including Hippocrates largely influenced Galen’s understanding of medicine and anatomy. He studied at the great medical school of Alexandria and travelled extensively in order to gain the understanding of variety of discoveries and medical theories. His philosophical writings, thoughts and viewpoints were influenced by Roman and Greek thinkers like the Stoics, Plato, and Aristotle. We bring to you a collection of notable quotes and sayings by the illustrious philosopher which have been gathered from his writings, thoughts, works and life. Read through the collection of interesting, inspiring, insightful and the most sought-after quotes and thoughts by Galen.

If sometimes dreams come true, what of our nightmares?

Galen

Employment is nature's physician and is essential to human happiness.

Galen

I think that cognitive scientists would support the view that our visual system does not directly represent what is out there in the world and that our brain constructs a lot of the imagery that we believe we are seeing

Galen

When we tune in to an especially human way of viewing the landscape powerfully, it resonates with an audience

Galen

Laziness breeds humors of the blood.

Galen

(Wine is) the nurse of old age.

Galen

The best physician is also a philosopher.

Galen

The physician is only nature's assistant.

Galen

All who drink of this remedy recover in a short time except those whom it does not help, who all die.

Galen

The chief merit of language is clearness.

Galen

These days, most nature photographers are deeply committed to the environmental message

Galen

A cold and moist brain is an inseparable companion to folly.

Galen

All animals are sad after coitus except the female human and the rooster.

Galen

My mountaineering skills are not important to my best photographs, but they do add a component to my work that is definitely a bit different than that of most photographers

Galen

He who has two cakes of bread, let him dispose of one of them for some flowers of the narcissus; for bread is the food of the body, and the narcissus is the food of the soul.

Galen

The chief merit of language is clearness, and we know that nothing detracts so much from this as do unfamiliar terms.

Galen

The combination of pictures and words together can be really effective, and I began to realise in my career that unless I wrote my own words, then my message was diluted

Galen

The reason that I keep writing is that all my most powerful messages about the fates of wild places that I care about need to have words as well as images

Galen

After coitus every animal is sad, except the human female and the rooster.

Galen

Who Are You? What do you want? Where Are You Going? Who do you serve and who do you trust?

Galen

Look to the nervous system as the key to maximum health.

Galen

Those who are enslaved to their sects are not merely devoid of all sound knowledge, but they will not even stop to learn!

Galen

Employment is nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness.

Galen

I'm exchanging molecules every 30 days with the natural world and in a spiritual sense I know I am a part of it and take my photographs from that emotional feeling within me, rather than from an emotional distance as a spectator

Galen

What I mean by photographing as a participant rather than observer is that I'm not only involved directly with some of the activities that I photograph, such as mountain climbing, but even when I'm not I have the philosophy that my mind and body are part of the natural world

Galen