PHYSICIANS QUOTES

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Physicians quote

Physicians of all men are most happy; what good success they have, the world proclaimeth, and what faults they commit, the earth covereth.

FRANCIS QUARLES, Hieroglyphics

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Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create.

VOLTAIRE, "Physicians", Philosophical Dictionary

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Every physician almost hath his favourite disease.

HENRY FIELDING, Tom Jones

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A man is a poor physician who has not two or three remedies ready for use in every case of illness.

ASCLEPIADES, attributed, Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations

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A young physician fattens the churchyard.

FRENCH PROVERB

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Diagnosis, n. A physician's forecast of disease by the patient's pulse and purse.

AMBROSE BIERCE, The Devil's Dictionary

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The physician heals, Nature makes well.

ARISTOTLE, Nicomachean Ethics

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Unless a physician friendly healthcare delivery system is reestablished, a physician shortage is inevitable, and, or, many of those who become physicians will not have come from the best of our youth. Why would a young person with the ability to choose any career of their choice elect to spend at least ten to twelve years studying to become a physician whose future is a salaried employee of, and subject to the whims of, another government bureaucracy?

LINDSAY PRATT, Where are the Physicians?

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When fate arrives the physician becomes a fool.

ARABIC PROVERB

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A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.

HESTER LYNCH PIOZZI, letter to Fanny Burney, November 22, 1781

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A lucky physician is better than a learned one.

MARVIN DWIGHT EDWARDS, The Antiquity of Proverbs

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He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1733

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Physicians still retain something of their priestly origin; they would gladly do what they forbid.

OTTO VON BISMARCK, attributed, Jews and Medicine: An Epic Saga

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'Doctors!' said Mr. Leslie, wiping the whole of the Royal College of Physicians off the face of the world with this withering remark.

ANGELA THIRKELL, Wild Strawberries

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When he can render no further aid, the physician alone can mourn as a man with his incurable patient. This is the physician's sad lot.

ARATAEUS OF CAPPADOCIA, attributed, Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations

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No man is a good physician who has never been sick.

ARABIC PROVERB

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The physician himself, if sick, actually calls in another physician, knowing that he cannot reason correctly if required to judge his own condition while suffering.

ARISTOTLE, De Republica

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I grew up and I found my purpose and it was to become a physician. My intent wasn't to save the world as much as to heal myself. Few doctors will admit this, certainly not young ones, but subconsciously, in entering the profession, we must believe that ministering to others will heal our woundedness. And it can.

ABRAHAM VERGHESE, Cutting for Stone

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A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more than even the whole man--he must view the man in his world.

HARVEY CUSHING, attributed, Man Adapting

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The patient, who may mistrust his own parents, sons and relations, should repose an implicit faith in his own physician, and put his own life into his hands without the least apprehension of danger; hence a physician should protect his patient as his own begotten child.

SUSRUTA, "Sutrasthanam", Sushruta-Samhita

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