One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.Collected in W B Bean (ed) Sir William Osler: Aphorisms from His Bedside Teachings and Writings (1950).
Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.Matthew Prior
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines.Frank Lloyd Wright
O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray,To come to me: of cureless ills thou artThe one physician. Pain lays not its touchUpon a corpse.Aeschylus
Every physician almost hath his favorite disease.Henry Fielding
Cured yesterday of my disease,I died last night of my physician.Matthew Prior
I quite like the transitions of being an actor, because you get to explore these little pockets of life. So if you’re playing a builder you get to know about building, if you’re playing a scientist or a physician or something you get to know about physics. And similarly with this world I like exploring their culture, that very sort of upper middle class, addictive… that’s part of the reason I love it.matt smith
To take Macaulay out of literature and society and put him in the House of Commons, is like taking the chief physician out of London during a pestilence.sydney smith
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.hester thrale
To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom.thomas traherne
I observe the physician with the same diligence as he the disease.john donne
The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest, and not inferior to either in her mission.william osler
A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient.william osler
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.william osler
But tell me, this physician of whom you were just speaking, is he a moneymaker, an earner of fees, or a healer of the sick?Plato
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. This disease is prevalent only among civilized races living under artificial conditions; barbarous nations breathing pure air and eating simple food enjoy immunity from its ravages. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient.Ambrose Bierce, in The Devil's Dictionary.
Hamlet, being charged with " coinage of the brain" answers: "It is not madness That I have uttered; bring me to the test, And I the matter will re-word; which madness Would gambol from." Madness, then, varies and fluctuates: it cannot "re-word" if the poet's observation be well founded; and though the Court would not at all rely upon it as an authority, yet it knows from the information of a most eminent physician that this test of madness, suggested by this passage, was found, by experiment in a recent case, to be strictly applicable, and discovered the lurking disease.Sir John Nicholl, Groom v. Thomas (1829), 2 Hagg. Ecc. Rep. 452, 453; reported in The Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904), p. 104-05. The reference goes on to say:
Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.Matthew Prior (1664-1721).
But nothing is more estimable than a physician who, having studied nature from his youth, knows the properties of the human body, the diseases which assail it, the remedies which will benefit it, exercises his art with caution, and pays equal attention to the rich and the poor.Voltaire, Dictionnaire philosophique portatif ("A Philosophical Dictionary") (1764), Physicians.
They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.9:12–13 (KJV).
Employment is Nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness.In: Day's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations, (1884), p. 223
The best physician is also a philosopher .Title of a treatise; cited from Judith Perkins The Suffering Self (London: Routledge, 1995) p. 154.
But tell me, this physician of whom you were just speaking, is he a moneymaker, an earner of fees, or a healer of the sick?341c
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)
And when the physician said, "Sir, you are an old man," "That happens," replied Pausanias, "because you never were my doctor."Of Pausanias the Son of Phistoanax. (Others)
Mind the time when you would be lying before your family members, and there would be no physician to stop it (death), and no friend to benefit you.Muhsin al-Am?n, ‘Ay?n ush-Sh?‘ah, vol.2, p.39
Kill thy physician, and the fee bestow Upon the foul disease.Kent, Scene I
physician art thou?one, all eyes, Philosopher!a fingering slave, One that would peep and botanize Upon his mother's grave?william wordsworth
For we are not all equally afflicted with the same disease or all in need of the same severe cure. This is the reason why we see different persons disciplined with different crosses. The heavenly physician takes care of the well-being of all his patients; he gives some a milder medicine and purifies others by more shocking treatments, but he omits no one; for the whole world, without exception, is ill (Deut 32:15).john calvin
You must take a house beside the physician. It will be a miracle if ye be the first sick that Christ hath put away uncured.samuel rutherford