Instead of wishing to see more doctors made by women joining what there are, I wish to see as few doctors, either male or female, as possible. For, mark you, the women have made no improvement -- they have only tried to be ''men'' and they have only succeeded in being third-rate men.
Author: Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
Profession: British Nurse
The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
Author: Sir William Osler (1849-1919)
Profession: Canadian Physician
Time is generally the best doctor.
Profession: Roman Poet
Is it not also true that no physician, in so far as he is a physician, considers or enjoins what is for the physician's interest, but that all seek the good of their patients? For we have agreed that a physician strictly so called, is a ruler of bodies, and not a maker of money, have we not?
Profession: Greek Philosopher
Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.
Author: Matthew Prior (1664-1721)
Profession: British Diplomat, Poet
For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill.
Author: Marcel Proust (1871-1922)
Profession: French Novelist
The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness;
Author: Chinese Proverb
Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin
A surgeon should be young a physician old.
Author: French Proverb
Profession: Sayings of French Origin
Physician, heal thyself.
Author: Hebrew Proverb
Profession: Sayings of Hebrew Origin
Every invalid is a physician.
Author: Irish Proverb
Profession: Sayings of Irish Origin
If the doctor cures, the sun sees it; if he kills, the earth hides it.
Author: Scottish Proverb
Profession: Sayings of Scottish Origin
There are more old drunkards than old physicians.
Author: Francois Rabelais (1495-1553)
Profession: French Satirist, Physician, and Humanist
Temperance and labor are the two real physicians of man.
Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
Profession: Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist
Doctors don't know everything really. They understand matter, not spirit. And you and I live in spirit.
Author: William Saroyan (1908-1981)
Profession: American Writer, Novelist, , Playwright
Every doctor will allow a colleague to decimate a whole countryside sooner than violate the bond of professional etiquette by giving him away.
Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist