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Doctors Quotes

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

Author: Martin H. Fisher


God heals and the doctor takes the fee.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.

Author: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Profession: Austrian Physician - Founder of Psychoanalysis

Employment is nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness.

Author: Claudius Galen (130-200)

Profession: Physician born in Pergamus

The doctor found, when she was dead, her last disorder mortal.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy -- to heal, as it is termed.

Author: Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843)

Profession: German Physician, Founder of Homeopathy

I have noticed that doctors who fail in the practice of medicine have a tendency to seek one another's company and aid in consultation. A doctor who cannot take out your appendix properly will recommend you to a doctor who will be unable to remove your tonsils with success.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.

Author: George Herbert (1593-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.

Author: Hippocrates

Profession: Ancient Greek Physician

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.

Author: Hippocrates

Profession: Ancient Greek Physician

What I call a good patient is one who, having found a good physician, sticks to him till he dies.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

It is the duty of a doctor to prolong life and it is not his duty to prolong the act of dying.

Author: Thomas Horder


I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.

Author: Alice James (1848-1892)

Profession: American Diarist, Sister of Henry, William James

My doctor gave me six months to live but when I couldn't pay the bill, he gave me six months more.

Author: Walter Matthau (1920)

Profession: American Actor

I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity.

Author: Jonathan Miller (1934)

Profession: British Actor, Director