Hippocrates

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

Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
Hippocrates

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

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

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

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.
Hippocrates

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.
Hippocrates

The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
Hippocrates

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

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.
Hippocrates

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.
Hippocrates

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

Life is short, the art long.
Hippocrates

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

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
Hippocrates

Walking is man’s best medicine.
Hippocrates

To do nothing is also a good remedy.
Hippocrates

The art is long, life is short.
Hippocrates

Many admire, few know.
Hippocrates

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

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

It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
Hippocrates

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

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
Hippocrates

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.
Hippocrates

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
Hippocrates

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