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12 Famous Quotes by William Osler
7/12/1849 - 12/29/1919
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Sir William Osler     Dr. William Osler
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By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy - indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction

Apathy Quotes, by William Osler

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We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.

Life Quotes, by William Osler

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No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.

Teachers Quotes, by William Osler

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The search for static security - in the law and elsewhere - is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts.

Security Quotes, by William Osler

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The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease

Science Quotes, by William Osler

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Courage and cheerfulness will not only carry you over the rough places in life, but will enable you to bring comfort and help to the weak-hearted and will console you in the sad hours

Cheerfulness Quotes, by William Osler

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The uselessness of men above sixty years of age and the incalculable benefit it would be in commercial, in political, and in professional life, if as a matter of course, men stopped work at this age.

Work Quotes, by William Osler , Source: in an address at John Hopkins University

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It is easier to buy books than to read them, and easier to read them than to absorb them.

Books Quotes, by William Osler

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Feast of Cyril & Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869 & 885 Commemoration of Valentine, Martyr at Rome, c.269 Look heavenward, if you wish, but never to the horizon; that way danger lies. Truth is not there, happiness is not there, certainty is not there, but the falsehoods, the frauds, the quackeries, the ignes fatui (false beacons) which have deceived each generation all beckon from the horizon and lure the men not content to look for the truth and happiness that tumble out at their feet.

Christianity Quotes, by William Osler

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The natural man has only two primal passions: to get and beget.

Humanity Quotes, by William Osler

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Look wise; say nothing and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.

Language Quotes, by William Osler

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There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language. - Aphorisms from His Bedside Teachings and Writings.

Perspective Quotes, by William Osler

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