45 Motivational Hippocrates Quotes For Success In Life

Hippocrates of Kos, also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, who is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. This Hippocrates quotes on medicine, health will motivate you.

Best Hippocrates Quotes

  1. “The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it” ~ Hippocrates
  2. “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.” ~ Hippocrates
  3. “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
  4. “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.” ~ Hippocrates, Hippocrates quotes on medicine
  5. “Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” ~ Hippocrates

  6. “All disease starts in the gut.” ~ Hippocrates
  7. “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~ Hippocrates
  8. “The physician treats, but nature heals.” ~ Hippocrates, Hippocrates quotes on nature
  9. “If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool.” ~ Hippocrates
  10. “Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.” ~ Hippocrates
  11. “Positive health requires a knowledge of man’s primary constitution and of the powers of various foods, both those natural to them and those resulting from human skill. But eating alone is not enough for health. There must also be exercise, of which the effects must likewise be known. The combination of these two things makes regimen, when proper attention is given to the season of the year, the changes of the wind, the age of the individual, and the situation of his home. If there is any deficiency in food or exercise, the body will fall sick.” ~ Hippocrates
  12. “It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.” ~ Hippocrates

  13. “Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.” ~ Hippocrates
  14. “Health is the greatest of human blessings.” ~ Hippocrates
  15. “Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.” ~ Hippocrates
  16. “Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients.” ~ Hippocrates

  17. “A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.” ~ Hippocrates
  18. “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
  19. “Just as food causes chronic disease, it can be the most powerful cure” ~ Hippocrates
  20. “Men ought to know that from the brain and from the brain only arise our pleasures, joys, laughter, and jests as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears. … It is the same thing which makes us mad or delirious, inspires us with dread and fear, whether by night or by day, brings us sleeplessness, inopportune mistakes, aimless anxieties, absent-mindedness and acts that are contrary to habit.” ~ Hippocrates
  21. “Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.” ~ Hippocrates
  22. “Walking is a man’s best medicine.” ~ Hippocrates

  23. “The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage every day.” ~ Hippocrates
  24. “Nature itself is the best physician.” ~ Hippocrates
  25. “Each of the substances of a man’s diet acts upon his body and changes it in some way and upon these changes his whole life depends.” ~ Hippocrates
  26. “The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine.” ~ Hippocrates
  27. “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.” ~ Hippocrates
  28. “Primum nonnocerum. (First do no harm)” ~ Hippocrates
  29. “A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.” ~ Hippocrates
  30. “The function of protecting and developing health must rank even above that of restoring it when it is impaired.” ~ Hippocrates
  31. “Rest as soon as there is pain.” ~ Hippocrates
  32. “To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.” ~ Hippocrates

  33. “Anyone wishing to study medicine must master the art of massage.” ~ Hippocrates
  34. “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” ~ Hippocrates
  35. “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.” ~ Hippocrates
  36. “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.” ~ Hippocrates
  37. “Everything in excess is opposed to nature.” ~ Hippocrates

  38. “It is more important to know the person who has the condition than it is to know the condition the person has.” ~ Hippocrates
  39. “We must turn to nature itself, to the observations of the body in health and in disease to learn the truth.” ~ Hippocrates
  40. “To really know is science; to merely believe you know is ignorance.” ~ Hippocrates
  41. “Sport is a preserver of health.” ~ Hippocrates
  42. “Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.” ~ Hippocrates
  43. “All diseases begin in the gut.” ~ Hippocrates

  44. “The patient must combat the disease along with the physician.” ~ Hippocrates
  45. “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.” ~ Hippocrates
  46. “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.” ~ Hippocrates
  47. “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases” ~ Hippocrates
  48. “Sleep and watchfulness, both of them, when immoderate, constitute disease.” ~ Hippocrates

  49. “It is better to be full of drink than full of food.” ~ Hippocrates
  50. “Divine is the task to relieve pain” ~ Hippocrates Quotes
  51. “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.” ~ Hippocrates
  52. “Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future; practice these acts.
    As to diseases, make a habit of two things–to help, or at least to do no harm.” ~ Hippocrates
  53. “Your foods shall be your ‘remedies,’ and your ‘remedies’ shall be your foods.” ~ Hippocrates

  54. “I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrongdoing. Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course. Similarly, I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion. I will keep pure and holy both my life and my art.” ~ Hippocrates
  55. “That which is used – develops. That which is not used wastes away.” ~ Hippocrates
  56. “Some patients, though conscious that their condition is perilous, recover their health simply through their contentment with the goodness of the physician.” ~ Hippocrates
  57. “The natural force within each of us is that greatest healer of all.” ~ Hippocrates
  58. “The natural force within each of us is that greatest healer of all.” ~ Hippocrates

  59. “Healing in a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” ~ Hippocrates
  60. “Physicians are many in title but very few in reality.” ~ Hippocrates
  61. “All excesses are inimical to Nature. It is safer to proceed a little at a time, especially when changing from one regimen to another.” ~ Hippocrates
  62. “The dignity of a physician requires that he should look healthy, and as plump as nature intended him to be; for the common crowd consider those who are not of this excellent bodily condition to be unable to take care of themselves.” ~ Hippocrates
  63. “Men ought to know that from nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations. And by this, in an especial manner, we acquire wisdom and knowledge, and see and hear and know what are foul and what are fair, what are bad and what are good, what are sweet and what are unsavory…. And by the same organ we become mad and delirious, and fears and terrors assail us….All these things we endure from the brain when it is not healthy….In these ways, I am of the opinion that the brain exercises the greatest power in the man.” ~ Hippocrates
  64. “Male and female have the power to fuse into one solid, both because both are nourished in both and also because soul is the same thing in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.” ~ Hippocrates

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