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Hippocrates

Profession: Scientist


Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.
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.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.
Healing in a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
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.
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.
It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.
Life is short, the art long.
Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.
Many admire, few know.
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.
The art is long, life is short.
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.
To do nothing is also a good remedy.
Walking is man's best medicine.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.


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