65 Medical Quotes On Success In Life

These medical quotes will inspire you. Medical, of, relating to or concerned with physicians or the practice of medicine or relating to the science of medicine, or to the treatment of illness and injuries.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging medical quotes, medical sayings, and medical proverbs.

Best Medical Quotes

  1. “Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.” ~ Anton Chekhov
  2. “Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn’t organised to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.” ~ Ivan Illich
  3. “The art of medicine cannot be inherited, nor can it be copied from books” ~ Paracelsus
  4. “Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.” ~ Hippocrates

  5. “I’m not feeling very well – I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course.” ~ Groucho Marx
  6. “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
  7. “I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor’s office was full of portraits by Picasso.” ~ Rita Rudner
  8. “The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” ~ Voltaire

  9. “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
  10. “Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  11. “The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  12. “God heals, and the doctor takes the fees.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  13. “It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  14. “The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library,’The medicines of the soul.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  15. “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” ~ William Osler
  16. “Caring is the essence of nursing.” ~ Jean Watson

  17. “A little rebellion now and then… is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  18. “You may not be able to read a doctor’s handwriting and prescription, but you’ll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.” ~ Earl Wilson
  19. “Prior to penicillin and medical research, death was an everyday occurrence. It was intimate.” ~ Katherine Dunn
  20. “Neurotic means he is not as sensible as I am, and psychotic means he’s even worse than my brother-in-law.” ~ Karl A. Menninger

  21. “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” ~ Lord Byron
  22. “Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  23. “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
  24. “One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.” ~ William Osler

  25. “Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs. You may live.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  26. “As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.” ~ Jack Kevorkian
  27. “To live long, live slowly.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  28. “Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.” ~ W. H. Auden

  29. “Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur.” ~ Michael J. Fox
  30. “A hypochondriac is one who has a pill for everything except what ails him.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
  31. “The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.” ~ William Osler
  32. “One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.” ~ Alice James

  33. “Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.” ~ Robert Trout
  34. “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.” ~ Erma Bombeck
  35. “He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.” ~ William Osler
  36. “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

  37. “What happens then is like what happens when we separate a jigsaw puzzle into its fuve hundred pieces: The over-all picture disappears. This is the state of modern medicine: It has lost the sense of the unity of man. Such is the price it has paid for its scientific progress. It has sacrificed art to science.” ~ Paul Tournier
  38. “Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.” ~ Ovid
  39. “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  40. “A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.” ~ Groucho Marx

  41. “I hate knowing about illness. Whenever I read a medical book, I immediately start to get all the symptoms.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  42. “I was not long since in a company where I was not who of my fraternity brought news of a kind of pills, by true account, composed of a hundred and odd several ingredients; whereat we laughed very heartily, and made ourselves good sport; for what rock so hard were able to resist the shock or withstand the force of so thick and numerous a battery?” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  43. “I don’t believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.” ~ Christiaan Barnard , Medical quotes about life
  44. “When I told my doctor I couldn’t afford an operation, he offered to touch-up my X-rays.” ~ Henny Youngman

  45. “Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.” ~ Hippocrates , Medical quotes love
  46. “Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.” ~ Karl Marx
  47. “I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis, and I said compared to who?” ~ Jay London
  48. “The fact that your patient gets well does not prove that your diagnosis was correct.” ~ Samuel James Meltzer

  49. “People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.” ~ Martha Beck
  50. “A physician’s physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric’s divinity has to his power of influencing conduct.” ~ Samuel Butler
  51. “He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  52. “The best doctor is the one you run to and can’t find.” ~ Denis Diderot

  53. “Injections are the best thing ever invented for feeding doctors.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  54. “Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.” ~ Marcel Proust
  55. “I’m strongly for a patient Bill of Rights. Decisions ought to be made by doctors, not accountants.” ~ Charles Schumer
  56. “Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor. It cannot be created.” ~ Peter Shaffer

  57. “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 , Medical quotes doctors
  58. “But what physician has not had patients who don’t make any sense at all? To tell the truth, they’re our stock-in-trade. We talk and write about the ones we can make sense of.” ~ Walker Percy
  59. “Some patients, though conscious that their condition is perilous, recover their health simply through their contentment with the goodness of the physician.” ~ Hippocrates
  60. “Three rules: I do not eat too much; I do not worry too much; and, if I do my best, I believe that what happens, happens for the best.” ~ Henry Ford

  61. “Sickness may be the solemn occasion of God’s intervention in a person’s life.” ~ Paul Tournier
  62. “You may know the intractability of a disease by its long list of remedies.” ~ Alonzo M. Clark
  63. “It is said to be the manner of hypochondriacs to change often their physician.” ~ William C. Bryant
  64. “With the exception of lawyers, there is no profession which, considers itself above the law so widely as the medical profession.” ~ Samuel Hopkins Adams , Medical quotes profession
  65. “Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.” ~ William Osler

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