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The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness; Chinese Proverbs,

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. Erma Bombeck, journalist

Time is generally the best doctor. Ovid, poet

Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing. Voltaire (Fran, writer

If the doctor cures, the sun sees it; if he kills, the earth hides it. Scottish Proverbs,

God heals and the doctor takes the fee. Benjamin Franklin, politician

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader

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

My doctor gave me six months to live but when I couldn't pay the bill, he gave me six months more. Walter Matthau, actor

Tell me doctor, with all of your defenses, are there any provisions for an attack by killer bees? Source Unknown,

Three of my children are medical doctors, they know at least a hundred times as much about your body as my grandfather knew, but they don't know much more about soul than he did. John Templeton, businessman

I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease. John Donne, poet

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

Temperance and labor are the two real physicians of man. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

The difference between an itch and an allergy is about one hundred bucks. Source Unknown,

I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age. Voltaire (Fran, writer

Cure the disease and kill the patient. Francis Bacon, philosopher

As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid. Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

The two best physicians of them all -- Dr. Laughter and Dr. Sleep. Gregory Dean Jr.,

The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find. Denis Diderot, editor

When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,

He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. Benjamin Franklin, politician

The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him. Sigmund Freud, psychologist

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer. George Herbert, poet

What I call a good patient is one who, having found a good physician, sticks to him till he dies. Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. William Osler, scientist

The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty - not marble floors and foundations. Martin H. Fischer,

The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too. Anton Chekhov, dramatist

Physician, heal thyself. Proverbs,

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell. Dorothy Canfield Fisher, author

There are more old drunkards than old physicians. Francois Rabelais, clergyman

Doctors don't know everything really. They understand matter, not spirit. And you and I live in spirit. William Saroyan,

A minor operation is one that is done on someone else Dr. Richard Selzer,

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. Jonathan Swift, writer

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival. Edward Everett Hale, clergyman

I'd call it a new version of voodoo economics, but I'm afraid that would give witch doctors a bad name. Geraldine Ferraro, politician

I've been told by doctors and surgeons that I have the energy of ten men who have normal jobs. Gary Busey, actor

America's doctors, nurses and medical researchers are the best in the world, but our health care system is broken. Mike Ferguson, politician

When Medicare was created for senior citizens and America 's disabled in 1965, about half of a senior's health care spending was on doctors and the other half on hospitals. Dennis Hastert, politician

A surgeon should be young a physician old. Proverbs,

Every invalid is a physician. Proverbs,

Physician -- One upon whom we set our hopes when ill and our dogs when well. Ambrose Bierce, journalist

A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war. Samuel Butler, poet

The relation nurse/doctor is even more complex than the relation patient/doctor. Gerhard Kocher,

Is my dentist not bound by the Geneva Convention? Gerhard Kocher,

I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for. James H. Boren, public servant

We have the greatest hospitals, doctors, and medical technology in the world - we need to make them accessible to every American. Barbara Boxer, politician

I like when my man is worldly, knows the finer things in life, is well traveled, educated. It's important to me that he's able to talk to all types of people, from doctors to dishwashers. Kiana Tom, model

But as my brother was doing his research for a book about my father, it became his opinion that the most influential anti-semitism my father encountered when he was growing up was from Jews, because his relatives were German Jews, and doctors. Tobias Wolff, writer

A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings, each of them unique, cannot be a scientist; he is either, like the surgeon, a craftsman, or, like the physician and the psychologist, an artist. W. H. Auden, poet

Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians. H. G. Bohn,

Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too. Anton Chekhov, dramatist

I tended to faint when I saw accident victims in the emergency ward, during surgery, or while drawing blood. On why he gave up medicine Michael Crichton, author

I asked my doctors if I'd be able to play singles tennis and they said I could. That made me very happy since I haven't played in five years. Walter Cronkite, journalist

Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife!,Underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit - Life! Emily Dickinson, poet

The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes. Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher

The practice of medicine is a thinker's art, the practice of surgery a plumber s. Martin H. Fisher,

Employment is nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness. Claudius Galen,

The doctor found, when she was dead, her last disorder mortal. Oliver Goldsmith, poet

The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy -- to heal, as it is termed. Samuel Hahnemann, scientist

It is the duty of a doctor to prolong life and it is not his duty to prolong the act of dying. Thomas Horder,

I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience. Alice James, writer

Never ask a surgeon whether you need an operation. Gerhard Kocher,

Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors. Gerhard Kocher,

I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity. Jonathan Miller, entertainer

The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases. William Osler, scientist

Brain surgery is a terrible profession. If I did not feel it will become different in my lifetime, I should hate it. Wilder Penfield,

Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician. Matthew Prior, poet

For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill. Marcel Proust, author

The mistakes made by doctors are innumerable. They err habitually on the side of optimism as to treatment, of pessimism as to the outcome. Marcel Proust, author

The doctor learns that if he gets ahead of the superstitions of his patients he is a ruined man; and the result is that he instinctively takes care not to get ahead of them. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Every doctor will allow a colleague to decimate a whole countryside sooner than violate the bond of professional etiquette by giving him away. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse. Laurence Sterne, novelist

He has been a doctor a year now and has had two patients, no, three, I think -- yes, it was three; I attended their funerals. Mark Twain, author

The doctor knows what his trained eyes see -- and he says it's the last of the ninth for me. So one more thing while the clouds loom dark and then I must leave this noisy park. Source Unknown,

Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create. Voltaire (Fran, writer

For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year? Virginia Woolf, author

There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what's the problem? Phyllis Diller, comedian

My bones are as hard as a rock. Every time I have a biopsy, the doctors are doing hand exercises a week, ten days out. Don Baylor, coach

When a man lacks mental balance in pneumonia he is said to be delirious. When he lacks mental balance without the pneumonia, he is pronounced insane by all smart doctors. Martin H. Fischer,

We also have to make sure our children know the history of women. Tell them the rotten truth: It wasn't always possible for women to become doctors or managers or insurance people. Let them be armed with a true picture of the way we want it to be. Anne Roiphe, journalist

We wouldn't think of going to our doctor and saying 'Treat me the way doctors treated people in the 19th Century', and yet that's what we're demanding in food production. Nina Fedoroff, scientist

Dr. Cox mentors the rookie doctors with a spoonful of dirt and then a cup of sugar. I see him as an archetypal descendent of two of my favorite curmudgeonly characters: Lou Grant and Louie De Palma. John C. McGinley, actor

I had a few fibroids removed, and they left me with a Grand Canyon of scar tissue in my uterus. The doctors weren't sure I'd be able to reproduce. I was prepared for a rough road, and then out of nowhere we conceived. Holly Marie Combs, actress

The fact of the matter is right now politicians and insurance companies are making decisions. We're saying we want doctors to be making decisions. And I think that will lead to a higher-quality, lower-cost system over time. Peter Orszag, economist

Canada sets aside 36 percent of their visas for people with skills they think their country needs. We set aside six percent. We educate the doctors, and then don't give 'em a green card. Michael Bloomberg, politician

Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo. Zoe Saldana, actress

You may not win the Super Bowl. Your kids may not go on to be doctors and lawyers and everything may not go perfectly. That doesn't mean it was a bad plan or the wrong thing. It's just like a football season. Everything's not going to go perfect. Tony Dungy, coach

When I meet people who say - which they do all of the time - 'I must just tell you, my great aunt had cancer of the elbow and the doctors gave her 10 seconds to live, but last I heard she was climbing Mount Everest,' and so forth, I switch off quite early. Christopher Hitchens, author

I really feel that if it wasn't for the accident, I'd still be fighting. I would have handled some of these fighters. I would have made sure that the doctors would have declared me physically sound; and after that, I would have trained. Roberto Duran, athlete

There are two things panic patients hate to do. They hate to take medication - and they hate to go to doctors. They hate to come to grips. Earl Campbell, athlete

I'd never heard of colon cancer. Baseball wasn't even important to me. I have a wife and two girls. That's what was important. The doctors told me and all I could say was, 'When are we going to get this thing out?' Eric Davis, athlete

I ate while I was taking chemo. The doctors didn't know. I really didn't get any nausea. I didn't have side effects. I would be drained for a day and a half. Eric Davis, athlete

I have lost a little bit of flexibility, but the doctors say with any kind of torn ligament it is not uncommon for the injury to take 16 months to be 100 percent healed. Michael Chang, athlete

I have a whole slew of doctors. I can count eight in my phone right now - eight different doctors, all for different parts of my body. I have specialists. Johnny Knoxville, actor

Doctors have told me I have a high pain threshold, but I can only know what I feel. I think I'm good at minimising the pain and being indifferent to it. Johnny Knoxville, actor

Often doctors didn't even tell you what was wrong with you. They just treated you, and sent you home. Rebecca Skloot, writer

The way most doctors practice medicine right now isn't working. Mark Hyman,

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes. Al McGuire, coach

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning. Lewis Thomas, scientist

Doctors coin money when they do procedures but family medicine doesn't have any procedures. David Jones,

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men. Isaac Asimov, scientist

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell. Cass Canfield, publisher

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe. Lord Salisbury, politician

The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing. Dizzy Dean, athlete

Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old. I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old. If you've got both, you can play baseball. Pete Rose, athlete

Nineteen percent of doctors say that they'd be able to give their patients a lethal injection. But they also went on to say that the patient would have to be really, really behind on payments. Jay Leno, comedian

The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings. Margaret Mitchell, novelist

Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me? Alexander Pope, poet

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. G. M. Trevelyan, historian

Pamela Anderson Lee released a statement confirming that she has had her breast implants removed. Doctors say that Pamela is doing fine and that her old implants are now dating Charlie Sheen. Conan O'Brien, entertainer

We can trust our doctors to be professional, to minister equally to their patients without regard to their political or religious beliefs. But we can no longer trust our professors to do the same. David Horowitz, writer

America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world. Bill Frist, politician

The general public thinks all little people are in circuses or sideshows. We have doctors, nurses, just about every field covered. Billy Barty, actor

I began to see during the civil war, in that part of the states of Missouri and Kansas where the doctors were shut out, the children did not die. Andrew Taylor Still, scientist

In all modesty, we must admit that governments are not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment. Kim Campbell, politician

Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view. I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings, and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers and things because they couldn't make abstract paintings. Frank Stella, artist

If they take their children to doctors, they believe they are putting their faith in man instead of in God. Bob Bartlett, politician

The bottom line to this is, there are few doctors who have any expertise in chemical exposure. Christopher Shays, politician

And they talk about their bona fide doctors. They have a list of doctors that signed affidavits from looking at a picture of Terry. That's where they get their information from, by looking at a picture. Michael Schiavo, celebrity

Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors, lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM, teenagers on the street, teenagers in school. Smokey Robinson, musician

Medical physicists work in cooperation with doctors. A few medical physicists devote their time to research and teaching. A few get involved with administrative duties. John Cameron, scientist

I found collaborating with congenial doctors about problems that physicists could help solve was very satisfying. I also like educating anybody who would listen! John Cameron, scientist

Among doctors in general, I think more than half support what I'm doing. Jack Kevorkian, activist

I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights. Decisions ought to be made by doctors, not accountants. Charles Schumer, politician

There are some people who're all doctors. Is it genetic? Aida Turturro, actress

Without true medical liability reform, our doctors will continue to leave, and young doctors coming out of medical school $100,000 to $200,000 in debt will not be able to afford such onerous costs. Jim Gerlach, politician

I took anatomy classes. I went to medical libraries and talked to doctors and nutritionists. I did the whole thing before using myself as a human guinea pig. Marilu Henner, actress

Since the pharmaceuticals don't make any money and they control the doctors. If the doctors don't make any money then all hell breaks loose. In communities like LA and New York they are using a lot of the youth for a test sight. Afrika Bambaataa, musician

You know, in playing a role like this, you really want to get it right, because this is a person who was revered by so many doctors, women doctors especially. Mary Stuart Masterson, actress

In this case they're doctors. But having passion for your work and to take risks in order to better human kind. That's a pretty big theme. It's pretty inspiring. Mary Stuart Masterson, actress

Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals. Ruben Hinojosa, politician

And if doctor says that you don't have IBS with constipation, you might want to get a second opinion, because I had doctors that were telling me... of course, a lot of this has to do with science - progressing. Cybill Shepherd, actress

It's hard for women to talk about these things, and for the doctors to really talk about it too, and to even have the knowledge of what's going on. That's why I'm doing this and urging women to speak out and talk to their doctors frankly. Cybill Shepherd, actress

The other thing is that doctors test only the most common estrogen level. There are three kinds of estrogen in a woman but they don't test the other two because they are so rare; mine was the third kind of estrogen. Marie Osmond, musician

The Navy's paid for you to go through school, and then they need doctors to go out and take care of people who are in various different parts of the world. I decided to pay back my time first as an undersea medical officer. I was stationed in Scotland. Laurel Clark, astronaut

I have been on diets that were supervised by doctors, that were carefully supervised where I lost weight. Roberta Flack, musician

I have my hormones balanced. Most doctors are giving women synthetic hormones, which just eliminate the symptoms, but it's doing nothing to actually replace the hormones you have lost. Without our hormones we die. Suzanne Somers, actress

People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures. Martha Beck, author

America's health care system provides some of the finest doctors and more access to vital medications than any country in the world. And yet, our system has been faltering for many years with the increased cost of health care. Paul Gillmor, politician

There were symptoms that I saw, and though I went to many doctors and had many tests, no one diagnosed MS. Teri Garr, actress

The doctors have given me a green light. They have said that my heart is significantly more efficient today than it was four months ago. And I am anxious to be the next president of the United States. Bob Graham, politician

After I had gone through this matter with the President I told him of my condition of health and that my doctors felt that I must take a complete rest and that I thought that that meant leaving the Department finally in a short time. Henry L. Stimson, statesman

Well, now, and there's - for every dollar the federal government spends, there's real people on the other side, and so when we talk about reductions that are going to affect providers, that's going to affect hospitals and doctors and others. Franklin Raines, businessman

The doctors must tell you that one of the risks of surgery is that you might die. This poor doctor was talking to an actress. It was very dramatic to me. To him, it was just a thing he had to say. Patty Duke, actress

Ethically, I think pretty much every code of ethics for doctors suggests that they should not be in an interrogation room, particularly if there's anything coercive or abusive going on. Jane Mayer, journalist

Most of the doctors in the Tunisian administration, especially those in country districts, contracted typhus and approximately one third of them died of it. Charles Jules Henry Nicole, scientist

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