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55 Inspirational Hippocrates Quotes (MEDICINE)

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“Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from small daily sins against nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear.”

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There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.Pin
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.Pin
As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.
Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.Pin
Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.
Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.Pin
Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.Pin
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.
It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.Pin
It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
He who wishes to be a surgeon should go to war.Pin
He who wishes to be a surgeon should go to war.
Men ought to know that from the brain, and from the brain only, arise our pleasures, joy, laughter and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs, and tears.Pin
Men ought to know that from the brain, and from the brain only, arise our pleasures, joy, laughter and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs, and tears.
If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.Pin
If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.

3 Thought-Provoking Hippocrates Quotes About Life

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.Pin
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.Pin
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
There are, in effect, two things, to know and to believe one knows; to know is science; to believe one knows is ignorance.Pin
There are, in effect, two things, to know and to believe one knows; to know is science; to believe one knows is ignorance.

13 Insightful Hippocrates Quotes About Health

“All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly, but if unused they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.”

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All disease begins in the gut.Pin
All disease begins in the gut.
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.Pin
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.

“Positive health requires a knowledge of man’s primary constitution and of the powers of various foods, both those natural to them and those resulting from human skill. But eating alone is not enough for health. There must also be exercise, of which the effects must likewise be known. The combination of these two things makes regimen, when proper attention is given to the season of the year, the changes of the wind, the age of the individual, and the situation of his home. If there is any deficiency in food or exercise, the body will fall sick.”

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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.Pin
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.
A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.Pin
A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.

“Even when all is known, the care of a man is not yet complete, because eating alone will not keep a man well; he must also take exercise. For food and exercise, while possessing opposite qualities, yet work together to produce health.”

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Sport is a preserver of health.Pin
Sport is a preserver of health.
The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage every day.Pin
The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage every day.
If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.Pin
If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.
The function of protecting and developing health must rank even above that of restoring it when it is impaired.Pin
The function of protecting and developing health must rank even above that of restoring it when it is impaired.
Each of the substances of a man's diet acts upon his body and changes it in some way and upon these changes his whole life depends.Pin
Each of the substances of a man’s diet acts upon his body and changes it in some way and upon these changes his whole life depends.
Wine is an appropriate article for mankind, both for the healthy body and for the ailing man.Pin
Wine is an appropriate article for mankind, both for the healthy body and for the ailing man.

11 Hippocrates Quotes About Healing

The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.Pin
The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that make him sick.Pin
Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that make him sick.
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.Pin
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.Pin
Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.Pin
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.
Cure sometimes, treat often and comfort always.Pin
Cure sometimes, treat often and comfort always.
To do nothing is also a good remedy.Pin
To do nothing is also a good remedy.
If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool.Pin
If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool.
Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.Pin
Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.
Divine is the task to relieve pain.Pin
Divine is the task to relieve pain.
Rest as soon as there is pain.Pin
Rest as soon as there is pain.

2 Hippocrates Quotes About Food

Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food.Pin
Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.
Just as food causes chronic disease, it can be the most powerful cure.Pin
Just as food causes chronic disease, it can be the most powerful cure.

6 Hippocrates Quotes About Medicine

Let food be thy medicine, let medicine be thy food.Pin
Let food be thy medicine, let medicine be thy food.
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.Pin
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
Walking is man's best medicine.Pin
Walking is man’s best medicine.
What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.Pin
What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.
The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it.Pin
The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it.
Anyone wishing to study medicine must master the art of massage.Pin
Anyone wishing to study medicine must master the art of massage.

2 Hippocrates Quotes About Doctors

Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients.Pin
Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.Pin
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.

4 Hippocrates Quotes About Nature

The physician treats, but nature heals.Pin
The physician treats, but nature heals.
Nature itself is the best physician.Pin
Nature itself is the best physician.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.Pin
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
We must turn to nature itself, to the observations of the body in health and in disease to learn the truth.Pin
We must turn to nature itself, to the observations of the body in health and in disease to learn the truth.

4 Hippocrates Quotes That Will Make You Think

“People think that epilepsy is divine simply because they don’t have any idea what causes epilepsy. But I believe that someday we will understand what causes epilepsy, and at that moment, we will cease to believe that it’s divine. And so it is with everything in the universe.”

Hippocrates
That which is used - develops. That which is not used wastes away.Pin
That which is used – develops. That which is not used wastes away.
The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.Pin
The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.
Many admire, few know.Pin
Many admire, few know.
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