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.Bacon, Francis,Viscount St Albans: 1625 Essays, no.27,'Of Friendship'.
Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.Matthew Prior: 1714 'The RemedyWorse than the Disease'.
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.Sir William Osler: Collected in W B Bean (ed) Sir William Osler: Aphorisms from His Bedside Teachings and Writings (1950).
Honoura physicianwiththehonourdueuntohim for the uses whichye may have of him: for the Lord hath created him. For of the most High cometh healing, and he shall receive honour of the king. 108Bible (Apocrypha): Ecclesiasticus 38:1-2.
Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?Bible (Old Testament): Jeremiah 8:22.
When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them,They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 114Bible (NewTestament): St Mark 2:17.
Outsidetheir laboratories, thephysicianand chemist are soldiers without arms on the field of battle.Louis Pasteur: Some Reflections on Science in France, pt.1.
Physician art thou?one, all eyes, Philosopher!a fingering slave, One that would peep and botanize Upon his mother's grave?william wordsworth: 1799 'A Poet's Epitaph', stanza 5 (published1800).
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines.Frank Lloyd Wright: 1953 In the NewYorkTimes, 4 Oct.
And he said unto them,Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.Bible (NewTestament): St Luke 4:23.
But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them,They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.But go ye and learnwhat that meaneth,Iwill have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.Bible (NewTestament): St Matthew 9:12-13.
Time is the great physician.Disraeli, Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield: 1837 Henrietta Temple, bk.6, ch.9.
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: Frag. 250 (trans. by Plumptre), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
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: Page 55 (Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life)
Every physician almost hath his favorite disease.Henry Fielding: Book II, Ch. 9
The best physician is also a philosopher.galen: Title of a treatise; cited from Judith Perkins The Suffering Self (London: Routledge, 1995) p. 154.
For many years I suffered from a severe and continuous nervous breakdown tending to melancholia — and beyond. During about the third year of this trouble I went, in devout faith and some faint stir of hope, to a noted specialist in nervous diseases, the best known in the country. This wise man put me to bed and applied the rest cure, to which a still-good physique responded so promptly that he concluded there was nothing much the matter with me, and sent me home with solemn advice to "live as domestic a life as far as possible," to "have but two hours' intellectual life a day," and "never to touch pen, brush, or pencil again" as long as I lived. This was in 1887.I went home and obeyed those directions for some three months, and came so near the borderline of utter mental ruin that I could see over.Then, using the remnants of intelligence that remained, and helped by a wise friend, I cast the noted specialist's advice to the winds and went to work again — work, the normal life of every human being; work, in which is joy and growth and service, without which one is a pauper and a parasite — ultimately recovering some measure of power.Being naturally moved to rejoicing by this narrow escape, I wrote The Yellow Wallpaper, with its embellishments and additions, to carry out the ideal (I never had hallucinations or objections to my mural decorations) and sent a copy to the physician who so nearly drove me mad. He never acknowledged it.charlotte perkins gilman: "Why I Wrote The Yellow Wallpaper" in The Forerunner (October 1913)
It is generally believed that scientific talent reveals itself in early youth. [...] This was certainly not my case. I somehow slid into my scientific profession. My mother wished for me to become a physician, just like my father. [...] I myself wanted to be a lawyer, defender of the unjustly accused. But my career is the result of political circumstances, academic possibilities, and lucky accidents.fred jelinek: Talking about his life in a 2001 speech
To multitudes of sufferers on beds of pain and languishing, Jesus has been the great physician to-day; in many a weeping circle around precious dust, He has been the Divine comforter, and the tears have almost ceased to flow as this Jesus has touched the bier. Dying lips have whispered His name, and the valley of the shadow has been illumined as with the glory from the celestial shores.abbott eliot kittredge: P. 94. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Finally, she broke her silence and spelled it out to Dr. Burkley. Kneeling, John Kennedy's personal physician indicated her ghastly skirt with a trembling hand. "Another dress?", he suggested diffidently."No", she whispered fiercely, "Let them see the horror."The Death of a President (1967)
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-Amīn, ‘Ayān ush-Shī‘ah, vol.2, p.39
I must have told my story ill if to every physician who hears me its illustrations have not the invigorating force of moral tonics.silas weir mitchell: Transaction of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1887, 9: 337, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Physician, heal thyself.Who: Eighth Doctor
A gross but deflated old man, of cringing manners, inarticulate in speech and with the hygiene habits of a pig, and could not conceive how a man so utterly devoid of self respect could ever have been selected as a personal physician by anyone who had even a limited possibility of choice.theodor morell: Hugh Trevor-Roper interviewed Morell in 1945