Top 27 Hippocrates Quotes

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.


The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future — must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.


As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.


In whatever disease sleep is laborious, it is a deadly symptom; but if sleep does good, it is not deadly.


Persons who have a painful affection in any part of the body, and are in a great measure sensible of the pain, are disordered in intellect.


If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.


What remains in diseases after the crisis is apt to produce relapses.


Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.


Both sleep and insomnolency, when immoderate, are bad.


Persons in whom a crisis takes place pass the night preceding the paroxysm uncomfortably, but the succeeding night generally more comfortably.


Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.


Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.


The art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult.


It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.


What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.


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


Prayer indeed is good but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.


Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.


There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.


Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.


Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.


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


A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.


Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.


Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.


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.


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.



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