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Quotes by Hippocrates

Quotes by Hippocrates

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.
Walking is man’s best medicine.
To do nothing is also a good remedy.
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
The art is long, life is short.
Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.
Many admire, few know.
Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.
Life is short, the art long.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.
It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.

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