Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin

English physician, naturalist, philosopher, poet
I much condole with you on your late loss... pains and diseases of the mind are only cured by Forgetfulness;--Reason but skins the wound, which is perpetually liable to fester again.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So erst the Sage [Pythagoras] with scientific truth In Grecian temples taught the attentive youth; With ceaseless change how restless atoms pass From life to life, a transmigrating mass; How the same organs, which to-day compose The poisonous henbane, or the fragrant rose, May with to-morrow's sun new forms compile, Frown in the Hero, in the Beauty smile. Whence drew the enlighten'd Sage the moral plan, That man should ever be the friend of man; Should eye with tenderness all living forms, His brother-emmets, and his sMore Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By firm immutable immortal laws Impress'd on Nature by the GREAT FIRST CAUSE, Say, MUSE! how rose from elemental strife Organic forms, and kindled into life; How Love and Sympathy with potent charm Warm the cold heart, the lifted hand disarm; Allure with pleasures, and alarm with pains, And bind Society in golden chains.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are some modern practitioners, who declaim against medical theory in general, not considering that to think is to theorize; and that no one can direct a method of cure to a person labouring under disease, without thinking, that is, without theorizing; and happy therefore is the patient, whose physician possesses the best theory.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A fool, Mr, Edgeworth, is one who has never made an experiment.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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