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. Francis,Viscount St Albans Bacon
Essays, no.27,'Of Friendship'.
Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Bible (Old Testament)
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. 108 Bible (Apocrypha)
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.
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. 114 Bible (NewTestament)
St Mark 2:17.
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.
Time is the great physician. Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield Disraeli
Henrietta Temple, bk.6, ch.9.
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).
Outsidetheir laboratories, thephysicianand chemist are soldiers without arms on the field of battle. Louis Pasteur
Some Reflections on Science in France, pt.1.
Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician. Matthew Prior
'The RemedyWorse than the Disease'.
Physician art thou?one, all eyes, Philosopher!a fingering slave, One that would peep and botanize Upon his mother's grave? William Wordsworth
'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 WrightSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
In the NewYorkTimes, 4 Oct.
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