Doctor Quotes & Sayings - Page 2



The physicians are the natural attorneys of the poor and the social problems should largely be solved by them.
Rudolf Virchow

The most dangerous physicians are those who can act in perfect mimicry of the born physician.
Friedrich Nietzsche

One must not count upon all of his patients being willing to steal in order to pay doctor’s bills.
Robert Tuttle Morris

A physician who is a lover of wisdom is the equal to a god.
Hippocrates

The doctors allow one to die, the charlatans kill.
Jean de La Bruyere

The physician cannot prescribe by letter the proper time for teating or bathing; he must feel the pulse.
Seneca

He has been a doctor a year now and has had two patients, no, three, I think – yes, it was three; I attended their funerals.
Mark Twain

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
Benjamin Franklin

Don’t misinform your Doctor nor your Lawyer.
Benjamin Franklin

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

The blunders of a doctor are felt not by himself but by others.
Ar-Rumi

One physician cures you of the colic; two physicians cure you of the medicine.
Anonymous

Doctor, my leg hurts. What can I do? The doctor says “Limp!”
Henny Youngman

When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.
Arthur Conan Doyle

A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession.
Martin H. Fischer

If the clinician, as observer, wishes to see things as they really are, he must make a tabula rasa of his mind and proceed without any preconceived notions whatever.
Jean Martin Charcot

I am dying with the help of too many physicians.
Alexander the Great

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
Hippocrates

While doctors consult, the patient dies.
Proverb

My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn’t pay the bill he gave me six months more.
Walter Matthau

A fashionable surgeon like a pelican can be recognized by the size of his bill.
J. Chalmers Da Costa

Doctors are mostly impostors. The older a doctor is and the more venerated he is, the more he must pretend to know everything. Of course, they grow worse with time. Always look for a doctor who is hated by the best doctors. Always seek out a bright young doctor before he comes down with nonsense.
Thornton Wilder

A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient.
William Osler

There is not a doctor who desires the health of his friends; not a soldier who desires the peace of his country.
Philemon

Life in itself is short enough, but the physicians with their art, know to their amusement, how to make it still shorter.
Petrarch

Our doctor would never really operate unless it was necessary. He was just that way. If he didn’t need the money, he wouldn’t lay a hand on you.
Herb Shriner

It is incident to physicians, I am afraid, beyond all other men, to mistake subsequence for consequence.
Samuel Johnson

It is so hard that one cannot really have confidence in doctors and yet cannot do without them.
Goethe

An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.
Mae West

It is a distinct art to talk medicine in the language of the non-medical man.
Edward H. Goodman

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