Patch Adams Quotes On Success In Life

These Patch Adams quotes will inspire you. Hunter Doherty “Patch” Adams is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Patch Adams quotes, Patch Adams sayings, and Patch Adams proverbs.

Best Patch Adams Quotes

  1. “Remember laughing? Laughter enhances the blood flow to the body’s extremities and improves cardiovascular function. Laughter releases endorphins and other natural mood-elevating and pain-killing chemicals improves the transfer of oxygen and nutrients to internal organs. Laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off disease, cancer cells as well as viral, bacterial, and other infections. Being happy is the best cure of all diseases!” ~ Patch Adams , Patch Adams quotes laughter
  2. “See what no one else sees. See what everyone chooses not to see… out of fear, conformity, or laziness. See the whole world anew each day!” ~ Patch Adams
  3. “The purpose of a doctor or any human, in general, should not be to simply delay the death of the patient, but to increase the person’s quality of life.” ~ Patch Adams
  4. “Laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off disease, cancer cells as well as viral, bacterial, and other infections. Being happy is the best cure of all diseases!” ~ Patch Adams

  5. “If you want to change the world, then be your own focus for a celebration of life. Really, fundamentally, at the very core of your being, be thankful you are alive, that you’ve got this opportunity, with these molecules, at this moment. Be thankful! Be a celebrant! Be thankful that you are alive and then look around to see who else is at the party!” ~ Patch Adams
  6. “The reason adults should look as though they are having fun is to give kids a reason to want to grow up.” ~ Patch Adams
  7. “We need each other, deeper than anyone ever dares to admit even to themselves. I think it is a genetic imperative that we huddle together and hold on to each other. There is no question in my mind that there is nothing else in life, really than friendship.” ~ Patch Adams
  8. “The most radical act anyone can commit is to be happy.” ~ Patch Adams

  9. “The role of a clown and a physician are the same – it’s to elevate the possible and to relieve suffering.” ~ Patch Adams
  10. “We need to start treating the patient as well as the disease.” ~ Patch Adams
  11. “For me, spiritual means love in action. So if you are working for love, then you are a spiritual person.” ~ Patch Adams , Patch Adams quotes love
  12. “If you focus on the problem, you can’t see the solution. Never focus on the problem.” ~ Patch Adams

  13. “Please live a healthy life – medicine is an imperfect science.” ~ Patch Adams
  14. “Humor is an antidote to all ills.” ~ Patch Adams
  15. “When a dream takes hold of you, what can you do? You can run with it, let it run your life, or let it go and think for the rest of your life about what might have been.” ~ Patch Adams
  16. “People crave laughter as if it were an essential amino acid.” ~ Patch Adams”

  17. “Unlike a lot of people, I don’t feel powerless. I know I can do something. But anyone can do something, it’s not about being special. It’s about deciding to do it – to dive into work for peace and justice and care for everybody on the planet.” ~ Patch Adams
  18. “It [The Gesundheit Institute] also won’t separate the healing arts. All of them work together – traditional medicine and surgery with acupuncture, homeopathy, etc. We want to make the hospital a place a person can’t wait to come to, whether they are working there or being there as a patient. Because we are interested in promoting wellness, we will integrate medicine with performing arts, arts and crafts, agriculture, recreation, nature, and social service. Those are some skeletal parts.” ~ Patch Adams
  19. I’d say that I think the most revolutionary act that you can commit in our society today is to be happy.” ~ Patch Adams
  20. “Every human being has an impact on another.” ~ Patch Adams

  21. “We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging.” ~ Patch Adams
  22. “The value of friendship and just deep human contact grows out of giving.” ~ Patch Adams
  23. “Faith can have a profound impact on health. It is a very personal experience of thought and surrender, which can comfort in every situation. Faith is free and available to all people at all times. It only requires that one fully embrace possibility, and the ultimate value is in the depth of the embrace.” ~ Patch Adams
  24. “Waiting in line is a great opportunity to meet people, daydream, or play.” ~ Patch Adams

  25. “I’m great at a deathbed. I’ve never given tranquilizers or psychiatric medicine. I’ve given love and fun and creativity and passion and hope, and these things ease suffering.” ~ Patch Adams
  26. “Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.” ~ Patch Adams
  27. “You’ve got to know what you want. This is central to acting on your intentions. When you know what you want, you realize that all there is left then is time management. You’ll manage your time to achieve your goals because you clearly know what you’re trying to achieve in your life.” ~ Patch Adams
  28. “I am extremely intentional in making the environment around me playful and loving. I have great skill in that area.” ~ Patch Adams

  29. “At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into an endless sea of gratitude from which I’ve never emerged.” ~ Patch Adams
  30. “Every problem in history is due to men, so I’m basically asking for humanity to nest itself in a feminine culture, probably for the next 1,000 years.” ~ Patch Adams
  31. “We have to end the capitalist system. We have to make love our value. You are rich when you love and you are rich when you are giving away your time and what you have to help other people.” ~ Patch Adams
  32. “I like giving. Doing something for somebody else feels good.” ~ Patch Adams

  33. “If you actually are a doctor and admitted it, you’d say, ‘I don’t cure a huge percentage, I don’t have a 50 percent cure rate … but I can have a 100 percent compassion rate’.” ~ Patch Adams
  34. “I look at history, there’s not a government on the planet I respect. No country in history was ever safe to its women; internet sex is $100 billion a year industry, and 15-20 million men a day have sex with a child in sexual slavery.” ~ Patch Adams
  35. “I want to live in a world where people become famous because of their work for peace and justice and care. I want the famous to be inspiring; their lives an example of what every human being has it in them to do – act from love!” ~ Patch Adams
  36. “I love you without knowing how, why, or even from where” ~ Patch Adams

  37. “What I really want is a world where no one alive can remember what the word ‘war’ means. That’s my goal.” ~ Patch Adams
  38. “My first reaction was that the adult world was fake and liars and basically worked for money and power. I didn’t want to live in that world, so I spent a year, aged 17 to 18, trying to kill myself. I didn’t want to live in a world of violence and injustice.” ~ Patch Adams
  39. “One cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the community, from the health of the world.” ~ Patch Adams
  40. “Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure.” ~ Patch Adams

  41. “When I was a girl I would look out my bedroom window at the caterpillars; I envied them so much. No matter what they were before, no matter what happened to them, they could just hide away and turn into these beautiful creatures that could fly away completely untouched.” ~ Patch Adams
  42. “When I hear real faithful people – whether it’s a real Christian, or a real Buddhist, or a real Muslim – I hear them use the language I use for a friend. So my metaphor for God is friend.” ~ Patch Adams
  43. “Death. To die. To expire. To pass on. To perish. To peg out. To push up daisies. To push up posies. To become extinct. Curtains, deceased, Demised, departed, And defunct. Dead as a doornail. Dead as a herring. Dead as a mutton. Dead as nits. The last breath. Paying a debt to nature. The big sleep. God’s way of saying, “Slow down.”” ~ Patch Adams
  44. “Givers get trust quicker than other people. People trust generous people.” ~ Patch Adams

  45. “Excellence in health means devoting your life to ending poverty.” ~ Patch Adams
  46. “I’m a raging leftist political activist. I’ve never had a spiritual thought in my life related to God. I’m clear that that’s a human invention.” ~ Patch Adams
  47. “I am funny, but I’m not about funny…
    I’m about peace & justice.” ~ Patch Adams
  48. “Please give your life to peace, justice, and care.” ~ Patch Adams

  49. “I’ve never made a penny being a doctor, so that makes it not a job. My sense of a doctor is that one is a presence caring for health. So I’m never not a doctor. People call me from all over the world who are hurting, and I care for them. Chatting is what more people want than anything.” ~ Patch Adams
  50. “I think my government are fascists. I feel that if we don’t change from a society that worships money and power over to one that worships compassion and generosity, there is no hope for human survival this century.” ~ Patch Adams
  51. “It’s such a paradox for them to say, “Oh, my God, I’ve thrown away my life,” and continue to do that for the last month of their life. I shake them, physically shake them, and say, “What about now? What about now?”” ~ Patch Adams
  52. “For most of human history, we lived communally in groups, and it was part of the security and nature of groups to help each other and groom each other.” ~ Patch Adams

  53. “Nothing I study makes me think we will survive this century. And yet why am I so happy? Because it’s not too late. Just get off your ass and work for revolution.” ~ Patch Adams
  54. “No one ever writes me and says, ‘We have a happy hospital’. Nowhere is doing it in a healthy way. That’s encouragement for me.” ~ Patch Adams
  55. “Kindness Day? Kindness Day? Do you suppose if we were kind and enthusiastic for centuries uninterruptedly, that someone would create ‘Nasty, Indifferent Day’?” ~ Patch Adams , Patch Adams quotes indifference
  56. “I am a Doctor, but above all else, I consider myself an activist for peace, justice, and care for all people.” ~ Patch Adams

  57. “All the messages our kids are getting is money-taking, not giving.” ~ Patch Adams
  58. “We men should be ashamed of ourselves. I think 85 percent of men are dangerous to women. We need to change to a values system nested in compassion and generosity, and women have carried that torch throughout history.” ~ Patch Adams
  59. “The Gesundheit Institute is a pie in the face of greed – by taking the most expensive thing in America, health care, and giving it away for free.” ~ Patch Adams
  60. “Because we are interested in promoting wellness, we will integrate medicine with performing arts, arts and crafts, agriculture, recreation, nature, and social service.” ~ Patch Adams

  61. “Jump for joy as we accomplish the dreams we adore.” ~ Patch Adams
  62. “People like givers, people want to help givers. I get stuff all the time.” ~ Patch Adams

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