Quotes of Medicine - somelinesforyou

“ One has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience. ”

- Alice James

“ Let's not kid ourselves. Whatever we diagnose, most patients, if they don't die, get well by themselves. Our job is mainly to try to make them feel better; do no harm. ”

- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

“ Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them. ”

- Dr. Martin Henry Fischer

“ The cure for anything is salt water... tears, sweat or the sea. ”

- Isak Dinesen

“ Don't live in a town where there are no doctors. ”

- Jewish Proverb

“ That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt. ”

- John Green

“ [Medicine is] a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. ”

- Napoleon Bonaparte

“ Orthodox medicine has not found an answer to your complaint. However, luckily for you, I happen to be a quack. ”

- Richter cartoon caption

“ One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. ”

- Sir William Osler

“ The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals. ”

- Sir William Osler

“ Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic. ”

- Thomas Szasz

“ The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. ”

- Voltaire

“ I firmly believe that if the whole material medical could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the sea. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to heaven. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ No, this trick won't work...How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? ”

- Albert Einstein

“ The miserable have no other medicine But only hope. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul.". ”

- Paxton Hood

“ Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul. ”

- Luther Burbank

“ In selling as in medicine, prescription before diagnosis is malpractice. ”

- Tony Alesandra

“ The practice of medicine is a thinker's art, the practice of surgery a plumber's. ”

- Martin H. Fisher

“ The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa — slightly off balance. ”

- Prince of Wales Charles

“ Hope, of all ills that men endure, The only cheap and universal cure. ”

- Abraham Cowley

“ In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects. ”

- J. W. Fulbright

“ Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. ”

- Samuel Smiles

“ Why, all the souls that are were forfeit once;And He that might the vantage best have tookFound out the remedy. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Hope, the patent medicine for disease, disaster, sin. ”

- Wallace Rice

“ In medicine sins of commission are mortal, sins of omission are venial. ”

- Theodore Tronchin

“ Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other. ”

- Anton Chekhov

“ Pride, like laudanum and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others. ”

- Frederick Saunders

“ Since the regimentation of Medicine by quacks and medical gangsters in control of the American Medical Association, this organization has become one of the most vicious rackets in the country. ”

- Charles Lyman Loffler
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