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Top 100 Quotes About Hippocrates

#1. People think that epilepsy is divine simply because they don't have any idea what causes epilepsy. But I believe that someday we will understand what causes epilepsy, and at that moment, we will cease to believe that it's divine. And so it is with everything in the universe - Author: Hippocrates
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#2. Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food. - Author: Hippocrates
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#3. The physician treats, but nature heals. - Author: Hippocrates
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#4. First of all a natural talent is required; for when Nature opposes, everything else is in vain; but when Nature leads the way to what is most excellent, instruction in the art takes place ... - Author: Hippocrates
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#5. Life is short, the art long. - Author: Hippocrates
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#6. From nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations - Author: Hippocrates
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#7. To really know is science; to merely believe you know is ignorance. - Author: Hippocrates
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#8. Wherefore the heart and the diaphragm are particularly sensitive, they have nothing to do, however, with the operations of the understanding, but of all these the brain is the cause. - Author: Hippocrates
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#9. Walking is a man's best medicine. - Author: Hippocrates
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#10. A sensible man ought to think about that well being is the best of human blessings, and find out how by his personal thought to derive profit from his sicknesses. - Author: Hippocrates
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#11. Look to the seasons when choosing your cures - Author: Hippocrates
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#12. When doing everything according to indications, although things may not turn out agreeably to indication, we should not change to another while the original appearances remain. - Author: Hippocrates
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#13. The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it - Author: Hippocrates
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#14. Anyone wishing to study medicine must master the art of massage. - Author: Hippocrates
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#15. It is more important to know the person who has the condition than it is to know the condition the person has. - Author: Hippocrates
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#16. 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. - Author: Hippocrates
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#17. A physician who is a lover of wisdom is the equal to a god. - Author: Hippocrates
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#18. Divine is the task to relieve pain - Author: Hippocrates
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#19. Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm. - Author: Hippocrates
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#20. As to diseases, make a habit of two things - to help, or at least, to do no harm. - Author: Hippocrates
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#21. Throughout the history of medicine, including the shamanic healing traditions, the Greek tradition of Asclepius, Aristotle and Hippocrates, and the folk and religious healers, the imagination has been used to diagnose disease. - Author: Jeanne Achterberg
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#22. Let food be thy your medicine - Author: Hippocrates
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#23. Time is that wherein there is opportunity, and opportunity is that wherein there is no great time. - Author: Hippocrates
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#24. 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. - Author: Hippocrates
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#25. What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself holding such things shameful to be spoken about. - Author: Hippocrates
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#26. When in sickness, look to the spine first. - Author: Hippocrates
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#27. We must turn to nature itself, to the observations of the body in health and in disease to learn the truth. - Author: Hippocrates
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#28. 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. - Author: Hippocrates
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#29. We doctors have always been a simple trusting folk. Did we not believe Galen implicitly for 1500 years and Hippocrates for more than 2000? - Author: William Osler
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#30. For extreme illnesses extreme treatments are most fitting. - Author: Hippocrates
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#31. The physician must have at his command a certain ready wit, as dourness is repulsive both to the healthy and the sick. - Author: Hippocrates
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#32. I have clearly recorded this: for one can learn good lessons also from what has been tried but clearly has not succeeded, when it is clear why it has not succeeded. - Author: Hippocrates
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#33. Things that are holy are revealed only to men who are holy ... - Author: Hippocrates
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#34. He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool. - Author: Hippocrates
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#35. Walking is man's best medicine. - Author: Hippocrates
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#36. Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a mater of opportunity. - Author: Hippocrates
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#37. The forms of diseases are many and the healing of them is manifold. - Author: Hippocrates
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#38. Hippocrates can be justifiably regarded as the father of Western medicine, and he stands in relation to this science as Aristotle does to physics. Which is to say, he was almost entirely wrong, but he was at least systematic. - Author: Philip Ball
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#39. The art has three factors, the disease, the patient, the physician. The physician is the servant of the art. The patient must cooperate with the physician in combatting the disease. - Author: Hippocrates
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#40. For if a man by magical arts and sacrifices will bring down the moon, and darken the sun, and induce storms, or fine weather, I should not believe that there was anything divine, but human, in these things, provided the power of the divine were overpowered by human knowledge and subjected to it. - Author: Hippocrates
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#41. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. - Author: Hippocrates
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#42. What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will. - Author: Hippocrates
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#43. The brain of man, like that of all animals is double, being parted down its centre by a thin membrane. For this reason pain is not always felt in the same part of the head, but sometimes on one side, sometimes on the other, and occasionally all over. - Author: Hippocrates
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#44. When sleep puts an end to delirium, it is a good symptom. - Author: Hippocrates
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#45. 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. - Author: Hippocrates
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#46. Who could have foretold, from the structure of the brain, that wine could derange its functions? - Author: Hippocrates
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#47. To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy. - Author: Hippocrates
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#48. Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. - Author: Hippocrates
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#49. 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. - Author: Hippocrates
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#50. Just as food causes chronic disease, it can be the most powerful cure - Author: Hippocrates
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#51. Declare the past,
diagnose the present,
foretell the future. - Author: Hippocrates
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#52. Whoever is to acquire a competent knowledge of medicine, ought to be possessed of the following advantages: a natural disposition; instructionl a favorable place for the study; early tuition, love of labor; leisure. - Author: Hippocrates
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#53. The function of protecting and developing health must rank even above that of restoring it when it is impaired. - Author: Hippocrates
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#54. In whatever disease sleep is laborious, it is a deadly symptom; but if sleep does good, it is not deadly. - Author: Hippocrates
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#55. Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil ... - Author: Hippocrates
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#56. Look well to the spine for the cause of disease. - Author: Hippocrates
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#57. All disease begins in the gut. - Author: Hippocrates
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#58. 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. - Author: Hippocrates
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#59. There are, in effect, two things, to know and to believe one knows; to know is science; to believe one knows is ignorance. - Author: Hippocrates
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#60. Cure sometimes, treat often and comfort always. - Author: Hippocrates
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#61. As a guide to engineering ethics, I should like to commend to you a liberal adaptation of the injunction contained in the oath of Hippocrates that the professional man do nothing that will harm his client. - Author: Hyman Rickover
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#62. Everything in nature tends to re-establish that perfect harmony that makes up normal life. Every force in the individual tends to preserve a perfect balance and, if it has been disturbed, it re-establishes order and harmony." (Hippocrates) - Author: Marcus K. Walker
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#63. Whoever wishes to investigate medicine should proceed thus: In the first place, consider the seasons of the year and what effect each of them produces. - Author: Hippocrates
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#64. A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession. - Author: Hippocrates
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#65. Life is short, science is long; opportunity is elusive, experiment is dangerous, judgement is difficult. - Author: Hippocrates
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#66. A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician. - Author: Hippocrates
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#67. Those things which are sacred, are to be imparted only to sacred persons; and it is not lawful to import them to the profane until they have been initiated in the mysteries of the science. - Author: Hippocrates
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#68. Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. - Author: Hippocrates
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#69. On the last day, when the general examination takes place, there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justinian. Charity will be the whole syllabus. - Author: Robert Bellarmine
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#70. 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. - Author: Hippocrates
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#71. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick. Hippocrates (460?-377? B.C.) I - Author: S.L. Viehl
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#72. Both sleep and insomnolency, when immoderate, are bad. - Author: Hippocrates
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#73. If for the sake of a crowded audience you do wish to hold a lecture, your ambition is no laudable one, and at least avoid all citations from the poets, for to quote them argues feeble industry. - Author: Hippocrates
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#74. Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance. - Author: Hippocrates
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#75. 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. - Author: Hippocrates
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#76. The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different. - Author: Hippocrates
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#77. Opposites are cures for opposites. - Author: Hippocrates
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#78. All diseases begin in the gut. - Author: Hippocrates
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#79. Suppose you went to your priest and asked for help; he would refer you to the Bible. But if you went the next day to your medical doctor and he referred you to the book of Hippocrates, which was written at about the same time as the Bible, you would think that was old-fashioned. - Author: John Templeton
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#80. The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine. - Author: Hippocrates
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#81. Rest as soon as there is pain. - Author: Hippocrates
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#82. The art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult. - Author: Hippocrates
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#83. What remains in diseases after the crisis is apt to produce relapses. - Author: Hippocrates
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#84. If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk. - Author: Hippocrates
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#85. Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food. - Author: Hippocrates
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#86. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion. - Author: Hippocrates
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#87. The art of medicine is long, Hippocrates tells us, and life is short; opportunity fleeting; the experiment perilous; judgment flawed. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#88. Your foods shall be your 'remedies,' and your 'remedies' shall be your foods. - Author: Hippocrates
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#89. Persons in whom a crisis takes place pass the night preceding the paroxysm uncomfortably, but the succeeding night generally more comfortably. - Author: Hippocrates
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#90. It is better to be full of drink than full of food. - Author: Hippocrates
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#91. It is most necessary to know the nature of the spine. One or more vertebrae may or may not go out of place very much and if they do, they are likely to produce serious complications and even death, if not properly adjusted. Many diseases are related to the spine. - Author: Hippocrates
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#92. It is changes that are chiefly responsible for diseases, especially the greatest changes, the violent alterations both in the seasons and in other things. ( ... regimen and temperature, and one period of life to another. - Author: Hippocrates
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#93. Of several remedies, the physician should choose the least sensational. - Author: Hippocrates
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#94. First do no harm. -Hippocrates
Second, do some good. -Anne M. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D. - Author: Anne M. Lipton
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#95. Hippocrates is an excellent geometer but a complete fool in everyday affairs. - Author: Aristotle.
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#96. There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. - Author: Hippocrates
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#97. The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well. - Author: Hippocrates
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#98. When in a state of hunger, one ought not to undertake labor. - Author: Hippocrates
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#99. Sometimes give your services for nothing. - Author: Hippocrates
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#100. The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words. - Author: Hippocrates
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