Medicine Proverbs

Sayings about Medicine

Where philosophy ends medicine begins.~ German Proverbs

Time is anger’s medicine.~ German Proverb

A library is a repository of medicine for the mind.~ Greek Proverbs

Medicine left in the bottle can’t help.~ Yoruba Proverb

Sleep is better than medicine.~ Traditional Proverb

The physician prescribes the medicine, the vulture waits for the body.~ Turkish Proverbs

When the pain has passed one forgets the medicine.~ Vietnamese Proverbs

Ready money is ready medicine.~ Latin Proverbs

Work is the medicine for poverty.~ Beninese Proverb

There’s no medicine for fear.~ Scottish Proverbs

Where there is no wine, we need medicine.~ Hebrew Proverb

He who lives by medical prescriptions lives miserably. ~ Traditional Proverb

There is no medicine to cure hatred.~ Ghanaian Proverb

He who is sick will not refuse medicine.~ Nigerian Proverb

Advice after injury is like medicine after death.~ Danish Proverbs

If you want to give a sick man medicine, let him first be really ill — so that he can see how well the medicine works.~ Nigerian Proverb

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.~ English Proverbs

The medicine that hurts the most is generally the best healer.~ Scottish Proverb

Laughter is the best medicine.~ Traditional Proverb

Too many doctors too few medicines.~ French Proverb

Water is cheaper than medicine.~ Czechoslovakian Proverb

Many medicines, few cures.~ Traditional Proverb

There is no medicine for a fool.~ Japanese Proverbs

The rich have medicines the poor have health.~ German Proverb

Abstinence is the best medicine.~ Tamil Proverbs

When you eat, it’s vegetables; when you are sick, it’s medicine.~ Vietnamese Proverb

Patience is often better than medicine.~ German Proverb

Time, not medicine, cures the sick.~ Portuguese Proverb

Even honey can taste bitter if it’s used as medicine.~ Korean Proverb

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Medicine cures the man who is fated not to die.~ Traditional Proverb

The chemist doesn’t smell his own medicine.~ Walloon Proverb

Just as a medicine may not cure a serious illness, wine will certainly not dispel your grief.~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Medicines

God who sends the wound sends the medicine. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

Medicines are only fit for old people. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue. It is a patient issue. ~ John Ensign

Medicines heal doubts as well as diseases. ~ Karl Marx

A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion. ~ Martin H. Fischer

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it. ~ Ovid

Experience stands on its own dunghill in medicine, and reason yields it place. Medicine has always professed experience to be the touchstone of its operations. ~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

The medicine increases the disease. ~ Virgil

Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents. ~ Peter Mere Latham

Once you’re labeled as mentally ill, and that’s in your medical notes, then anything you say can be discounted as an artefact of your mental illness. ~ Hilary Mantel

The Christian’s Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes. ~ Mark Twain

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.~ Karl Marx

Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching.~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Medicine is the only profession that labours incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence. ~ James Bryce

The patient’s autonomy always, always should be respected, even if it is absolutely contrary – the decision is contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants. ~ Jack Kevorkian

There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine.~ Gerald F. Lieberman

You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him ‘Doctor.’ ~ Abe Lemons

The road to medical knowledge is through the pathological museum and not through an apothecary’s shop. ~ William Withey Gull

The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary. ~ Elbert Hubbard

The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man’s body. ~ Francis Bacon

In the sick room, ten cents’ worth of human understanding equals ten dollars’ worth of medical science. ~ Martin H. Fischer

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically necessary to protect her from serious physical harm. ~ Barbara Mikulski

To live by medicine is to live horribly. ~ Carolus Linnaeus

The best of healers is good cheer. ~ Peter Pindar

Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects. ~ Sima Qian

In the medical profession a horse and carriage are more necessary than any scientific knowledge. ~ Honore De Balzac

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. ~ Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

To array a man’s will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

He’s the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. ~ Benjamin Franklin

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Only one rule in medical ethics need concern you: that action on your part which best conserves the interest of your patient. ~ Martin H. Fischer

In medicine sins of commission are mortal, sins of omission are venial. ~ Theodore Tronchin

Faith and knowledge lean largely upon each other in the practice of medicine. ~ Peter Mere Latham

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic. ~ Thomas Szasz

If you look at the human condition today, not everyone is well fed, has access to good medical care, or the physical basics that provide for a healthy and a happy life. ~ Ralph Merkle

He who lives by medical prescriptions lives miserably.~ Author Unknown

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. ~ Sir William Osler

I firmly believe that if the whole material medical could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the sea. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Because all the sick do not recover, therefore medicine is not an art. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn’t organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals. ~ Ivan Illich

What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will. ~ Hippocrates

Better use medicines at the outset than at the last moment. ~ Publilius Syrus

The public blabbers about preventative medicine, but will neither appreciate nor pay for it. You get paid for what you cure. ~ Martin H. Fischer

I find the medicine worse than the malady. ~ Francis Beaumont

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. ~ Hippocrates of Iphicrates

Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence. ~ James Bryce

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals. ~ Sir William Osler

Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, and theology makes them sinful. ~ Martin Luther

Financial ruin from medical bills is almost exclusively an American disease. ~ Roul Turley

Physiology is the stepchild of medicine. That is why Cinderella often turns out the queen. ~ Martin H. Fischer

The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress. ~ Jean Paul Richter

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~ Thomas A. Edison

They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases. ~ Plato

Learn from the beasts the physic of the field. ~ Alexander Pope

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. ~ Sir William Osler

Today’s medicine is at the end of its road. It can no longer be transformed, modified, readjusted. That’s been tried too often. Today’s medicine must DIE in order to be reborn. We must prepare its complete renovation. ~ Maurice Delort

Walking is a man’s best medicine.~ Hippocrates

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