Life is a malady whose one medicine is Death.Abu'l-'Ala Al-Ma'arri
The longer I practise medicine, the more convinced I am there are only two types of cases: those that involve taking the trousers off and those that don't.Alan Bennett
I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity.1983 In the Observer, 5 Feb.
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.Quoted in H Cushing Life of Sir William Osler (1925), vol.1, ch.14.
No chord in populism reverberates more strongly than the notion that the robust common sense of an unstained outsider is the best medicine for an ailing polity. Caligula doubtless got big cheers from the plebs when he installed his horse as proconsul.alexander cockburn
Bodhicitta is the medicine which revives and gives life to every sentient being who even hears of it. When you engage in fulfilling the needs of others, your own needs are fulfilled as a by-product.tenzin gyatso
It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form.jerome k. jerome
We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffering.elisabeth kübler-ross
"Marijuana is like sex. If I don't do it every day, I get a headache. I think marijuana should be recognized for what it is, as a medicine, an herb that grows in the ground. If you need it, use it."willie nelson
He who thinks that macrobiotic living is merely a cure for physical ailments, however, can never rea be helped. It is not a new medicine to stop pain or suffering, but rather a teaching that goes to the source of pain and eradicates it.george ohsawa
From henceforth, no medicine, no doctors, no drugs of any kind shall come into this house.smith wigglesworth
The Chinese do not draw any distinction between food and medicine.lin yutang
And this is medicine ?richard feynman
In democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not its taste, but its effect, ...j. william fulbright
Staff and effigy of the animal which by shedding its skin is a sign of renewal the symbol of medicine.marianne moore
Every discord is a harmony not understood. Happiness is a disease, and pain, a medicine.swami narayanananda
It is when physicians are bogged down by their incomplete technologies, by the innumerable things they are obliged to do in medicine when they lack a clear understanding of disease mechanisms, that the deficiencies of the health-care system are most conspicuous. If I were a policy-maker, interested in saving money for health care over the long haul, I would regard it as an act of high prudence to give high priority to a lot more basic research in biologic science.lewis thomas
Neither natural ability without instruction nor instruction without natural ability can make the perfect artist. Let him be educated, skilful with the pencil, instructed in geometry, know much history, have followed the philosophers with attention, understand music, have some knowledge of medicine, know the opinions of the jurists, and be acquainted with astronomy and the theory of the heavens.vitruvius
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.Proverbs 17:22
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.Proverbs, XVII. 22. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
HOMOEOPATHY, n. A school of medicine midway between Allopathy and Christian Science. To the last both the others are distinctly inferior, for Christian Science will cure imaginary diseases, and they can not.ambrose bierce
Without the aid of statistics nothing like real medicine is possible.Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis
If you appreciate its wonderful natural taste, simple food will nourish you and is better than medicine.Book II, p. 97 (Food governs your destiny)
I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. [...] It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.Thomas Jefferson, letter to statesman (later president) James Madison (Jan. 30, 1787).
Nature too unkind; That made no medicine for a troubled mind!Beaumont and Fletcher, Philaster, or Love Lies a-Bleeding (c. 1609; printed 1629), Act III, scene 1
The history of medicine proves that in so far as man seeks to know himself and face his whole nature, he has become free from bewildered fear, despondent shame, or arrant hypocrisy. As long as sex is dealt with in the current confusion of ignorance and sophistication, denial and indulgence, suppression and stimulation, punishment and exploitation, secrecy and display, it will be associated with a duplicity and indecency that lead neither to intellectual honesty nor human dignity.Alfred Kinsey, in Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male (1948)
Is there no way to beget In my limbs their former heat? Aeson had (as Poets fain) Baths that made him young again: Find that medicine (if you can) For your dry-decrepit man: Who would but fain his strength renew, Were it but to pleasure you.Robert Herrick
La me decine a fait quelques petits progre' s dans ses connaissances depuis Molie' re, mais aucun dans son vocabulaire. medicine has made a few, small advances in knowledge since Molie' r e, but none in its vocabulary.Marcel Proust
medicine, the only profession that labours incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence.James Bryce
medicine for the soul.Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes. Diodorus Siculus. I. 49. 3.