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10 Famous quotes from Hippocrates
Hippocrates Refusing the Gifts of Artaxerxes

Who was Hippocrates?

Hippocrates of Kos or commonly known as simply Hippocrates was a Greek physician who lived from 460 BC till 370 BC. He is often considered as the father of western medicine. He is also credited for coining the Hippocratic Oath which was historically taken by medical doctors.

 

Some selected quotes from Hippocrates:

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.
Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.

 

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

 

Walking is man's best medicine.
Walking is man's best medicine.

 

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

 

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.
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.

 

Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.

 

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.

 

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

 

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.
Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

 

Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.

 

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