Paracelsus was a Swiss physician, philosopher, botanist, occultist and astrologer who is credited as the father of toxicology. He rose to prominence in the first half of the 16th century and was far ahead of his time. Paracelsus observed nature in order to make his claims rather than going by ancient texts. He is not only regarded as the founder of toxicology but also regarded as a trailblazer in several aspects of ‘Medical Revolution’ of the Renaissance. He was the first to state that some diseases might actually be caused due to psychological issues in an individual. He is also credited for naming the metal ‘Zinc’. He not only excelled in medicine and science, but also became an authority on theology. Throughout his life Paracelsus provided insights on a variety of subjects ranging from natural sciences to medicine and from occultism to spirituality and religion. However, his greatest contribution has to be the introduction of scientific approach to medical science and that remains one of his most important legacies. Here is a collection of some of the most famous quotations and sayings by the distinguished physician which have been excerpted from his writings, works, thoughts and life. Go through the famous quotes and thoughts by Paracelsus.
The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
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.
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.
Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow.
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.
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.
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.
Often the remedy is deemed the highest good because it helps so many.
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.
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.