Quotes by Hippocrates

Many admire, few know.
- Hippocrates
Life is short, the art long.
- Hippocrates
The art is long, life is short.
- Hippocrates
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Walking is man's best medicine.
- Hippocrates
To do nothing is also a good remedy.
- Hippocrates
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
- Hippocrates
Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
- Hippocrates
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
- Hippocrates
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
- Hippocrates
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.
- Hippocrates
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Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.
- Hippocrates
Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.
- Hippocrates
Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.
- Hippocrates
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
- Hippocrates
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
- Hippocrates
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
- Hippocrates
What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.
- Hippocrates
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
- Hippocrates
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.
- Hippocrates
It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
- Hippocrates
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.
- Hippocrates
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.
- Hippocrates
Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.
- Hippocrates
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
- Hippocrates
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
- Hippocrates
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