Some write, confin'd by physic; some, by debt; Some, for 'tis Sunday; some, because 'tis wet; Another writes because his father writ, And proves himself a bastard by his wit.
What physic, what chirurgery, what wealth, favor, authority can relieve, bear out, assuage, or expel a troubled conscience? A quiet mind cureth all them, but all they cannot comfort a distressed soul: who can put to silence the voice of desperation?robert burton
It must be owned (...) that all the knowledge, whether of physic, astronomy, philosophy, or mathematics, which flourished in Europe from the tenth century, was originally derived from them; and that the Spanish Saracens, in a more particular manner, may be looked upon as the fathers of European philosophy.Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, An Ecclesiastical History, Samuel Etheridge, t.2, 1810, p.388
Dick Stoype Was a dear friend and lover of the pipe. He used to say one pipe of Wishart's best Gave life a zest. To him 'twas meat and drink and physic, To see the friendly vapor Curl round his midnight taper, And the black fume Clothe all the room, In clouds as dark as sciences metaphysic.Charles Westmacott, Points of Misery.
A man's own observation, what he find good of, and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.Francis Bacon
'Tis time to give 'em physic, their diseases are grown so catching.william shakespeare
As we divided natural philosophy in general into the inquiry of causes , and productions of effects: so that part which concerneth the inquiry of causes we do subdivide according to the received and sound division of causes. The one part, which is physic , inquireth and handleth the material and efficient causes; and the other, which is metaphysic , handleth the formal and final causes.Francis Bacon
A physician, after he had felt the pulse of Pausanias, and considered his constitution, saying, "He ails nothing," "It is because, sir," he replied, "I use none of your physic."Of Pausanias the Son of Phistoanax. (Others)
This comes of altering fundamental laws and overpersuading by his landlord to take physic (of which he died) for the benefit of the doctor Stavo bene (was written on his monument) ma per star meglio, sto qui.John Dryden, Dedication of the Æneid (29-19 BC), XIV. 149; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 230.
He sees that this great roundabout, The world, with all its motley rout, Church, army, physic, law, Its customs and its businesses, Is no concern at all of his, And says what says he? Caw.Vincent Bourne, The Jackdaw. Cowper's translation; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 911-17.
Macbeth: Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd; Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow; Raze out the written troubles of the brain; And with some sweet oblivious antidote, Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart? Doctor: Therein the patient Must minister to himself. Macbeth: Throw physic to the dogs; I'll none of it.Scene III
The three black graces, Law, physic, and Divinity.Horace and James Smith, Punch's Holiday.
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