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.
This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine.
Confidence cannot find a place wherein to rest in safety.
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.
The American grips himself, at the very sources of his consciousness, in a grip of care: and then, to so much of the rest of life, is indifferent. Whereas, the European hasn't got so much care in him, so he cares much more for life and living.
Cinema never saved anyone's life, it is not a medicine that will save anyone's life. It is only an aspirin.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first time of the refraction of stellar light, has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy, whereas nothing is required but an easily effected and unimportant correction to put everything right again.
One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
To be with the same person for the rest of your life just sounds so drab.
I not only believe in one God, but my faith as a Christian is also grafted upon that tree of philosophy which has never spoiled anything.
There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
Philosophy is a blind man in a dark room, searching for a black hat that isn't there.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
Most of the time I don't have much fun. The rest of the time I don't have any fun at all.
The medicine increases the disease.
I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind - that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking.
The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Before I joined the project most of the English people with whom I had made personal contacts were left wing and affected to some degree or other by the same kind of philosophy.