Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from small daily sins against Nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear.

— Hippocrates

The most glamorous Hippocrates quotes that will activate your desire to change

If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.


Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.


If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool.

Hippocrates quote Before you heal someone, ask him if he's

Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.


It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.


Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.


The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage every day.

Hippocrates quote The natural healing force within each on

The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.


The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.


Walking is a man's best medicine.


Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food.

Hippocrates quote The soul is the same in all living creat

The soul is the same in all living creatures although the body of each is different.


All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly, but if unused they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.


Just as food causes chronic disease, it can be the most powerful cure


Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.


About Hippocrates

Quotes 152 sayings
Nationality Greek
Profession Scientist
Birthday 460 BC

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


The function of protecting and developing health must rank even above that of restoring it when it is impaired.


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.


Health is the greatest of human blessings.


Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness.


To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.


The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings.

Let food be your medicine.


Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients.


Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases


The chief virtue that language can have is clarity.


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


Anyone wishing to study medicine must master the art of massage.


A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.


Life is short, and the Art long; the occasion fleeting; experience fallacious, and judgment difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate.


And if this were so in all cases, the principle would be established, that sometimes conditions can be treated by things opposite to those from which they arose, and sometimes by things like to those from which they arose.


Those diseases which medicines do not cure, iron cures;

those which iron cannot cure, fire cures; and those which fire cannot cure, are to be reckoned wholly incurable.


Everything in excess is opposed to nature.


Even when all is known, the care of a man is not yet complete, because eating alone will not keep a man well; he must also take exercise. For food and exercise, while possessing opposite qualities, yet work together to produce health.


A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.


Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.


Wine is an appropriate article for mankind, both for the healthy body and for the ailing man.


Any man who is intelligent must, on considering that health is of the utmost value to human beings, have the personal understanding necessary to help himself in diseases, and be able to understand and to judge what physicians say and what they administer to his body, being versed in each of these matters to a degree reasonable for a layman.


He who wishes to be a surgeon should go to war.


...all the most acute, most powerful, and most deadly diseases, and those which are most difficult to be understood by the inexperienced, fall upon the brain.


That which is used - develops. That which is not used wastes away.


From nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations


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


Sleep and watchfulness, both of them, when immoderate, constitute disease.


It is better not to apply any treatment in cases of occult cancer;

for if treated (by surgery), the patients die quickly; but if not treated, they hold out for a long time.


Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.


Eunuchs do not take the gout, nor become bald.


Fat people who want to reduce should take their exercise on an empty stomach and sit down to their food out of breath.... Thin people who want to get fat should do exactly the opposite and never take exercise on an empty stomach.


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


Old people have fewer diseases than the young, but their diseases never leave them.


Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease


And he will manage the cure best who has foreseen what is to happen from the present state of matters.


The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future — must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.