Sleep and watchfulness, both of them, when immoderate, constitute disease.
As to diseases, make a habit of two things to help, or at least, to do no harm.Hippocrates
Conclusions which are merely verbal cannot bear fruit, only those do which are based on demonstrated fact. For affirmation and talk are deceptive and treacherous. Wherefore one must hold fast to facts in generalizations also, and occupy oneself with facts persistently, if one is to acquire that ready and infallible habit which we call "the art of medicine."Hippocrates
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.Hippocrates
To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.Hippocrates
For extreme diseases, extreme methods of cure, as to restriction, are most suitable.Hippocrates
Those diseases which medicines do not cure, iron cures; those which iron cannot cure, fire cures; and those which fire cannot cure, are to be reckoned wholly incurable.Hippocrates
A natural talent is required; for, when Nature opposes, everything else is in vain; but when Nature leads the way to what is most excellent, instruction in the art takes place, which the student must try to appropriate to himself by reflection, becoming an early pupil in a place well adapted for instruction. He must also bring to the task a love of labor and perseverance, so that the instruction taking root may bring forth proper and abundant fruits.Hippocrates
Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.Hippocrates
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