Best Quotes About Medicine Quotations
1Vote List
tags 26 votes 23 voters 18,662 views 39 items f p @

Best Quotes About Medicine

List Criteria: Must be a famous or well-known quote. Vote for the medicine sayings that strongly resonate with you, and downvote any you didn't like.

A list of the best medicine quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous medicine quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic medicine quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about medicine?" and "What are inspirational medicine quotes?"

This list includes notable medicine quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest medicine quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite medicine sayings get to the bottom of the list.

L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
  1. 1
    + 3
    - 1
    ) open
  2. 2
    + 2
    - 0

    Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. William Osler

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2
    - 0

    The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Voltaire

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2
    - 0
    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2
    - 0

    What can't be cured must be endured. Robert Burton

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 2
    - 1

    Desperate maladies require desperate remedies.

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1
    - 0

    I was not long since in a company where I was not who of my fraternity brought news of a kind of pills, by true account, composed of a hundred and odd several ingredients; whereat we laughed very heartily, and made ourselves good sport; for what rock so hard were able to resist the shock or withstand the force of so thick and numerous a battery? Michel de Montaigne

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1
    - 0

    Like a celestial chaperon, the placebo leads us through the uncharted passageways of mind and gives us a greater sense of infinity than if we were to spend all our days with our eyes hypnotically glued to the giant telescope at Mt. Palomar. What we see ultimately is that the placebo isn't really necessary and that the mind can carry out its difficult and wondrous missions unprompted by little pills. The placebo is only a tangible object made essential in an age that feels uncomfortable with intangibles, an age that prefers to think that every inner effect must have an outer cause. Since it has size and shape and can be hand-held, the placebo satisfies the contemporary craving for visible mechanisms and visible answers . The placebo, then, is an emissary between the will to live and the body. Norman Cousins

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 1
    - 0

    Do not forget: in medicine, there are more important things than life and death: dollars and cents. Gerhard Kocher

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1
    - 0

    Medicine knows no limits, especially not its own. Gerhard Kocher

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1
    - 0

    Many of us will die for science without knowing it. Gerhard Kocher

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1
    - 1

    Sleep is better than medicine.

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1
    - 1

    Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases. Karl Marx

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 0
    - 0

    Quackery has no friend like gullibility.

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 0
    - 0

    It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching. Seneca the Younger

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 0
    - 0

    Mankind has survived all catastrophes. It will also survive modern medicine. Gerhard Kocher

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 0
    - 0

    By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too. William Shakespeare

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 0
    - 0

    Some remedies are worse than the disease. Publilius Syrus

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 0
    - 0

    You can't treat a car like a patient. A car needs love. Gerhard Kocher

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 0
    - 0

    From year to year, it is more obvious: the goal of medicine is not health but the further extension of the health system. Gerhard Kocher

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 0
    - 0

    She saw she had fallen into the hands of one of those doctors who have strayed too far from apparent in the direction of the soul. Rebecca West

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 0
    - 0

    They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases. Plato

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 0
    - 0

    The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress. Jean Paul

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 0
    - 0

    The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth: and he that is wise will not abhor them. Was not the water made sweet with wood, that the virtue thereof might be known? -- Ecclesiasticus 38:4-5

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 0
    - 0

    Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs. You may live. Ambrose Bierce

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 0
    - 0

    The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord it ain't the gout. Josh Billings

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 0
    - 0
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 0
    - 0
    ) open
  29. 29
    + 0
    - 0

    He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 0
    - 0

    I firmly believe that if the whole material medical could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the sea.

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 0
    - 0

    A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government. Thomas Jefferson

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 0
    - 0

    They had me on the operating table all day. They looked into my stomach, my gall bladder, they examined everything inside of me. Know what they decided? I need glasses. Joe E. Lewis

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 0
    - 0

    Injections are the best thing ever invented for feeding doctors. Gabriel García Márquez

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 0
    - 0

    I was under medication when I made the decision not to burn the tapes. Richard Nixon

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 0
    - 0

    To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. Henry Ward Beecher

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 0
    - 0

    The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals. William Osler

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 0
    - 0

    Feed a fever, starve a cold. Lightly sup with rickets. Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka, Toshihiro Kawabata

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 0
    - 1

    Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism.

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 0
    - 1

    He who lives by medical prescriptions lives miserably.

    ) open
40 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

plus...

more popular lists