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
The best physician is also a philosopher.galen
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
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
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.Frank Lloyd Wright
Well, first of all, let me say that I might have made a tactical error in not going to a physician for 20 years. It was one of those phobias that really didn’t pay off.warren zevon
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
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."Plutarch
And when the physician said, "Sir, you are an old man," "That happens," replied Pausanias, "because you never were my doctor."Plutarch
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).
Diogenes Laertius describes Eudoxus as astronomer, physician, legislator,as well as geometer.p. 32 (The Greeks)
...the rule of Caesar, although during its establishment it gave no little trouble to its opponents, still, after they had been overpowered and had accepted it, they saw that it was a tyranny only in name and appearance, and no cruel or tyrannical act was authorized by it; nay, it was plain that the ills of the state required a monarchy, and that Caesar, like a most gentle physician, had been assigned to them by Heaven itself. Therefore the Roman people felt at once a yearning for Caesar, and in consequence became harsh and implacable towards his murders...Plutarch, Parallel Lives, Dion and Brutus 
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)
Le temps … souverain médecin de nos passions. Time is the sovereign physician of our passions.Michel de Montaigne
We try to use the physician for his technical skill and reduce the one-to-one relationship with the patient. We usually see the patient for the first time on the operation table and then not again. More contact is just not efficient.Edward Allred, abortion doctor, quoted in The San Diego Union , October 12, 1980. Also quoted in Anthony Perry. Doctor's Abortion Business Is Lucrative ALL About Issues , December 1980, pages 10, 14, and 15.
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
physician of the Iron Age, Goethe has done his pilgrimage. He took the suffering human race, He read each wound, each weakness clear And struck his finger on the place, And said Thou ailest here, and here.Matthew Arnold
physician, heal thyself.Luke, IV. 23. Quoted as a proverb.