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Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus
1493 - 1541
Nationality: Swiss
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: Swiss Scientist

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.


A mortal lives not through that breath that flows in and that flows out. The source of his life is another and this causes the breath to flow.


So long as we do not blow our brains out, we have decided life is worth living.


Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.


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.


The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.


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