Quotes by Greek Scientist Hippocrates

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. Hippocrates

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease Hippocrates

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance. Hippocrates

Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult. Hippocrates

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm. Hippocrates

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. Hippocrates

What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will. Hippocrates

To do nothing is also a good remedy. Hippocrates

It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has. Hippocrates

Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sanoa healthy mind in a healthy body Hippocrates

Walking is a man's best medicine. Hippocrates

Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand. Hippocrates

Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed. Hippocrates

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. Hippocrates

It is believed by experienced doctors that the heat which oozes out of the hand, on being applied to the sick, is highly salutary. It has often appeared, while I have been soothing my patients, as if there was a singular property in my hands to pull and draw away from the affected parts aches and diverse impurities, by laying my hand upon the place, and extending my fingers toward it. Thus it is known to some of the learned that health may be implanted in the sick by certain gestures, and by contact, as some diseases may be communicated from one to another. Hippocrates

As to diseases, make a habit of two things - to help, or at least, to do no harm. Hippocrates
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I swear... to hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture. Hippocrates

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. Hippocrates

Everything in excess is opposed to nature. Hippocrates

The life so short, the craft so long to learn. Hippocrates
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