Understanding: 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 fruit ripen at the same time as the strawberries, knows nothing about grapes.

Paracelsus 1493-1541

The illustration is ‘Muscat July white – early ripening table and wine grape variety, grown in Medjimurje County, northern Croatia’ uploaded to Wikimedia by Silverije

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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