As if you would call a physician, that is thought good for the cure of the disease you complain of but is Bacon unacquainted with your body, and therefore may put you in the way for a present cure but overthroweth your health in some other kind; and so cure the disease and kill the patient.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apttoteach; Not giventowine, nostriker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a table.
You cannot face it steadily, but this thing is sure, That time is no healer: the patient is no longer here.
I have long held the notion that if a vet can't catch his patient there's nothing much to worry about.
It's like saying that the patient died but the good news is that he's eating less.
Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall; Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds, And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.
My soul; sit thou a patient looker-on; Judge not the play before the play is done: Her plot hath many changes, every day Speaks a new scene; the last act crowns the play.
The most patient people grow wearyat last with being continually wetted with rain; except, of course, in the Scottish Highlands, where there are not enough fine intervals to point the difference. Stevenson
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease.
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