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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.

Author: Ovid

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?

Author: Plato

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