Doctor Quotes & Sayings - Page 4
This is where the strength of the physician lies, be he a quack, a homeopath or an allopath. He supplies the perennial demand for comfort, the craving for sympathy that every human sufferer feels.
My doctor tells me I should start slowing it down — but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors so let’s all have another round.
‘Is there no hope?’ the sick man said,
The silent doctor shook his head,
And took his leave with signs of sorrow,
Despairing of his fee tomorrow.
As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid.
Jean de La Bruyere
‘My doctor says that I have a malformed public duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre,’ he muttered to himself, ‘and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes.’
Excuse me Doctor, I think I now a little something about medicine.
The doctor learns that if he gets ahead of the superstitions of his patients he is a ruined man; and the result is that he instinctively takes care not to get ahead of them.
George Bernard Shaw
First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.
I have always believed that the decision to have an abortion generally should be between a woman, her doctor, her conscience, and her God.
First they get on, then they get honour, then they get honest.
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
The physician…is the flower (such as it is) of our civilization.
Robert Louis Stevenson
They answered, as they took their fees,
‘There is no cure for this disease.’
The doctor must have put my pacemaker in wrong. Every time my husband kisses me, the garage door goes up.
See, one physician, like a sculler plies,
The patient lingers and by inches dies,
But two physicians, like a pair of oars
Waft him more swiftly to the Stygian shores.
The doctor occupies a seat in the front row of the stalls of the human drama, and is constantly watching, and even intervening in, the tragedies, comedies and tragi-comedies which form the raw material of the literary art.
W. Russell, Lord Brain
Physicians of all men are most happy; what success soever they have, the world proclaimeth, and what fault they commit, the earth covereth.
An unruly patient makes a harsh physician.
One upon whom we set our hopes when ill and our dogs when well.
The consultant’s first obligation is to the patient, not to his brother physician.
Burton J. Hendrick
The patient’s ears remorseless he assails;
Murder with jargon where his medicine fails.
A physician is one who pours drugs of which he knows little into a body of which he knows less.
Cur’d yesterday of my disease,
I died last night of my physician.
Physicians who care much for the elderly may find their lives slowly shredded to pieces as their seniors pick at them with minor worries magnified by the rapidly diminishing sands. If the telephone should come into common use, this state of affairs would worsen.
Frank Kittredge Paddock
My dear old friend King George V always told me that he would never have died but for that vile doctor.
A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Frank Lloyd Wright
A skilful leech is better far
Than half a hundred men of war.
‘What sort of doctor is he?’
‘Oh, well, I don’t known much about his ability; but he’s got a very good bedside manner!’
George Du Maurier
He would have been better off if they had left him alone – but doctors don’t like to leave people alone, especially if their reputations are at stake.
They, on the whole, desire to cure the sick; and, – if they are good doctors, and the choice were fairly put to them, – would rather cure their patient and lose their fee, than kill him, and get it.