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Rene Dubos Quotes

Search for the cause may be a hopeless pursuit because most disease states are the indirect outcome of a constellation of circumstances.
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Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.

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More can be learned from what works than from what fails.

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As long as mankind is made up of independent individuals with free will, there cannot be any social status quo. Men will develop new urges, and these will give rise to new problems, which will require ever new solutions. Human life implies adventure, and there is no adventure without struggles and dangers.

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Each civilization has its own kind of pestilence and can control it only by reforming itself.

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What happens in the mind of man is always reflected in the disease of his body.

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Life is short, the art is long, the problems pressing.

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As far as life is concerned, there is no such thing as "Nature". There are only homes. Home is that environment to which the individual has become adapted; and almost everything is unnatural outside his range of adaptation. Harmonious equilibrium with nature is an abstract concept with a Platonic beauty but lacking the flesh and blood of life. It fails, in particular, to convey the creative emergent quality of human existence.

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Men are naturally most impressed by diseases which have obvious manifestations, yet some of their worst enemies creep on them unobtrusively.

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Human life is now molded to a large extent by the changes that man has brought about in his external environment and by his attempts at controlling body and soul.

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The mechanisms of vis medicatrix naturæ-the most healing power of nature-are so effective that most diseases are self-terminating.

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A sense of continuity with the rest of creation is a form of religious experience essential to sanity.

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It is a disturbing fact that Western civilization, which claims to have achieved the highest standard of health in history, finds itself compelled to spend ever-increasing sums for the control of disease.

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There is an unbroken continuum from the wisdom of the body to the wisdom of the mind, from the wisdom of the individual to the wisdom of the race.

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