Diseases Proverbs

Sayings about Diseases

Three diseases without shame: love, itch, and thirst. ~ Irish Proverbs

A disease known is half cured. ~ Traditional Proverb

If pride were a disease, how many would be already dead? ~ Italian Proverbs

Victims of the same disease have a lot to talk about. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Medicine can only cure curable diseases, and then not always. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Diseases are the visits of God. ~ Italian Proverb

Much meat, much disease. ~ Traditional Proverb

Of the malady a man fears, he dies. ~ Spanish Proverbs

The remedy is often worse than the disease. ~ Italian Proverb

Old age is a disease that you die from. ~ German Proverbs

The beginning of health is to know the disease. ~ Spanish Proverb

Diseased genitals must keep to themselves. ~ Yoruba Proverb

An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Quotations about Diseases

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. ~ Hippocrates

There are some remedies worse than the disease. ~ Publilius Syrus

The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him. ~ George Santayana

Disease generally begins that equality which death completes. ~ Samuel Johnson

Disease is war with the laws of our being, and all war, as a great general has said, is hell. ~ Lewis G. Janes

The patient does not care about your science; what he wants to know is, can you cure him? ~ Martin H. Fischer

For every ailment under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none, If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it. ~ Mother Goose

In the nineteenth century men lost their fear of God and acquired a fear of microbes. ~ Author Unknown

Diseases are the tax on pleasures. ~ John Ray

The worst of all diseases is a nervous ability. ~ Edward Dyson

What can’t be cured must be endured.~ Robert Burton

Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice. ~ Martin H. Fischer

Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. ~ Mourning Dove

He who considers disease results to be the disease itself, and expects to do away with these as diseases, is insane. It is an insanity in medicine, an insanity that has grown out of the milder forms of mental disorder in science, crazy whims. ~ James Tyler Kent

Once a disease has entered the body, all parts which are healthy must fight it: not one alone, but all. Because a disease might mean their common death. Nature knows this; and Nature attacks the disease with whatever help she can muster. ~ Philippus A. Paracelsus

There are relapses in the diseases of the mind just like those of the body; what we call a cure is often merely an intermission or change of disease. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

When you treat a disease, first treat the mind. ~ Chen Jen

The fact that your patient gets well does not prove that your diagnosis was correct. ~ Samuel J. Meltzer

Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing. ~ Voltaire

He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but He who prevents it is the safest physician. ~ Thomas Fuller

Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body. ~ Mary Baker Eddy

Disease is not of the body but of the place. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.~ Napoleon Bonaparte

You may know the intractability of a disease by its long list of remedies. ~ Alonzo Clark

The patient has the right to accept your advice or to ignore it. ~ Martin H. Fischer

It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

You might be a medical worker if you firmly believe that “too stupid to live” should be a diagnosis. ~ Author unknown

Misdirected life force is the activity in disease process. Disease has no energy save what it borrows from the life of the organism. It is by adjusting the life force that healing must be brought about, and it is the sun as transformer and distributor of primal spiritual energy that must be utilized in this process, for life and the sun are so intimately connected. ~ Kabbalah

Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature. ~ Hosea Ballou

Well, now there’s a remedy for everything except death. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, teats, or the sea. ~ Isak Dinesen

The purse of the patient often protracts his case. ~ Zimmermann

So many come to the sickroom thinking of themselves as men of science fighting disease and not as healers with a little knowledge helping nature to get a sick man well. ~ Auckland Geddes, The Practitioner

We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases. ~ Sir Thomas Browne

Disease is a vital expression of the human organism. ~ Georg Groddeck

Prevention is better than cure. ~ Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus

When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can’t be cured. ~ Anton Chekhov

Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book than the patient himself. ~ Giorgio Baglivi

A decadent civilization compromises with its disease, cherishes the virus infecting it, loses its self-respect. ~ E. M. Cioran

There is at bottom only one genuinely scientific treatment for all diseases, and that is to stimulate the phagocytes. ~ George Bernard Shaw

It is part of the cure to wish to be cured. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Cancer patients are lied to, not just because the disease is (or is thought to be) a death sentence. It is felt to be obscene — in the original meaning of that word: ill-omened, abominable, repugnant to the senses. ~ Susan Sontag

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.~ Mother Teresa

Suggested readings: Heart Disease: Discusses the heart and its function, types of heart disease, causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and research.~ 

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