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“All things are poisons, for there is nothing without poisonous qualities. It is only the dose which makes a thing poison.”
Paracelsus
“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.… Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries knows nothing about grapes.”
Paracelsus
“Be not another, if you can be yourself. ”
Paracelsus
“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.”
Paracelsus
“Know that the philosopher has power over the stars, and not the stars over him.”
Paracelsus
“Medicine rests upon four pillars—philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics. The first pillar is the philosophical knowledge of earth and water; the second, astronomy, supplies its full understanding of that which is of fiery and airy nature; the third is an adequate explanation of the properties of all the four elements—that is to say, of the whole cosmos—and an introduction into the art of their transformations; and finally, the fourth shows the physician those virtues which must stay with him up until his death, and it should support and complete the three other pillars.”
Paracelsus, Paracelsus: Selected Writings
“Man is a microcosm, or a little world, because he is an extract from all the stars and planets of the whole firmament, from the earth and the elements; and so he is their quintessence.”
Paracelsus
“The dose makes the poison...”
Paracelsus
“...anyone who thinks that all fruits ripen at the same time as strawberries, knows nothing of grapes.”
Paracelsus, Four Treatises of Theophrastus Von Hohenheim Called Paracelsus
“Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest. (Let no man belong to another that can belong to himself.)”
Paracelsus
“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
“For God, who is in heaven, is in man. Where else can heaven be, if not in man? As we need it, it must be within us. Therefore it knows our prayer even before we have uttered it, for it is closer to our hearts than to our words.
Opus paramirum, I:ix”
Paracelsus, Paracelsus: Essential Readings
“من لا يعرف شيئا لا يحب أحداً.. ومن لا يستطيع أن يفعل شيئاً لا يفهم أحداً, ومن لا يفهم شيئاً لا قيمة له.
ولكن من يفهم فانه أيضاً يحب ويلاحظ ويرى.و كلما ازدادت المعرفة بشيء,عظم الحب.. و أن أي إنسان يتصور أن جميع الثمار تنضج في الوقت نفسه الخاص بنضج الفراولة لا يعرف شيئاً عن العنب.”
Paracelsus
“...all our nourishment becomes ourselves; we eat ourselves into being... For every bite we take contains in itself all our organs, all that is included in the whole man, all of which he is constituted... We do not eat bone, blood vessels, ligaments, and seldom brain, heart, and entrails, nor fat, therefore bone does not make bone, nor brain make brain, but every bite contains all these. Bread is blood, but who sees it? It is fat, who sees it? ...for the master craftsman in the stomach is good. He can make iron out of brimstone: he is there daily and shapes the man according to his form.”
Paracelsus, Paracelsus: Essential Readings
“There is an earthly sun, which is the cause of all heat, and all who are able to see may see the sun; and those who are blind and cannot see him may feel his heat. There is an Eternal Sun, which is the source of all wisdom, and those whose spiritual senses have awakened to life will see that sun and be conscious of His existence; but those who have not attained spiritual consciousness may yet feel His power by an inner faculty which is called Intuition.”
Paracelsus
“Death is the midwife of very great things.... It brings about the birth and rebirth of forms a thousand times improved. This is the highest mystery of God.”
Paracelsus, The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science
“All things are poison and nothing is without poison, only the dose permits something not to be poisonous.”
Paracelsus 1493-1541
“He who knows nothing, loves nothing. He who can do nothing understands nothing. He who understands nothing is worthless.”
Paracelso
“Everything is a poison, nothing is a poison.
It is the dose that makes the poison”
Paracelsus
“Women's regular bleeding engenders phantoms.”
Paracelsus
“All things are poison, and nothing is without poison.”
Paracelsus
“One who lives within reason lives without the spirit”
Paracelsus
“The saints are in heaven, not in wood.
De morbis ex incantationibus et impressionibus
Paracelsus, The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science
“There is no substance which is not a poison; all are poisonous. Only the dose determines.”
Philippus Theophrastus
“Quien no conoce nada, no ama nada. Quien no puede hacer
nada, no comprende nada. Quien nada comprende, nada vale. Pero quien comprende
también ama, observa, ve… Cuanto mayor es el conocimiento inherente a una
cosa, más grande es el amor… Quien cree que todas las frutas maduran al mismo
tiempo que las frutillas nada sabe acerca de las uvas.”
Paracelsus
“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...Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries knows nothing about grapes.”
Paracelsus
“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....Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries knows nothing about grapes.”
Paracelsus
“For who could be taught the
knowledge of experience from paper? Since paper has the property to produce
lazy and sleepy people, who are haughty and learn to persuade themselves and
to fl y without wings. . . . Therefore the most fundamental thing is to hasten to
experience.”
Paracelsus
“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. . . . Anyone who imagines
that all fruits ripen at the same time as the
strawberries knows nothing about grapes.”
Paracelsus
“Ter calma e uma alma forte, limpa e sincera, assim tudo sairá bem. Não sentir-se só nem débil, porque detrás de cada pessoa há exércitos poderosos que não podemos conceber nem sequer sonhar. Quando se eleva o pensamento, não há mal que possa alcançar. O único inimigo que se deve temer é a nós mesmos.”
Paracelsus, Las Siete Apologias


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