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The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul."

Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)

Bible Quotes

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This is the way that physicians mend or end us, Secundum artem: but although we sneer In health--when ill, we call them to attend us, Without the least propensity to jeer.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto X, st. 42)

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Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing

Voltaire Quotes

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A man's own observation, what he find good of, and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Regimen of Health

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And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

Bible Quotes , Source: Luke (ch. V, v. 23)

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A sound mind in a sound body is a thing to be prayed for. [Lat., Orandum est, ut sit mens sana in corpore sano.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (X, 356)

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He (Tiberius) was wont to mock at the arts of physicians, and at those who, after thirty years of age, needed counsel as to what was good or bad for their bodies.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus) Quotes , Source: Annales (bk. VI, ch. XLVI)

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Medicine can only cure curable diseases, and then not always.

Chinese Proverb Quotes

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The miserable hath no other medicine but only hope

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, and theology makes them sinful

Martin Luther Quotes

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For of the most High cometh healing.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiasticus (ch. XXXVIII, v. 2)

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'Tis not amiss, ere ye're giv'n o'er, To try one desp'rate med'cine more; For where your case can be no worse, The desp'rat'st is the wisest course.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Epistle of Hudibras to Sidrophel (l. 5)

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Laughter is the best medicine.

Proverb Quotes

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I find the medicine worse than the malady.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Love's Cure (act III, sc. 2)

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But, when the wit began to wheeze, And wine had warm'd the politician, Cur'd yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: The Remedy Worse than the Disease

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There is no medicine to cure hatred

African Proverb Quotes

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The physician heals, Nature makes well. [Lat., Medicus curat, Natura sanat morbus.]

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum, (edition 1607)

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There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow

Orison Swett Marden Quotes

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Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.

Ovid Quotes

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By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Use three Physicians, Still-first Dr. Quiet, Next Dr. Merry-man And Dr. Dyet.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum, (edition 1607)

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A single doctor likes a sculler plies, And all his art and all his physic tries; But two physicians, like a pair of oars, Conduct you soonest to the Stygian shores.

Bible Quotes , Source: Luke (ch. V, v. 23)

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The rich Physician, honor'd Lawyers ride, Whilst the poor Scholar foots it by their side. [Lat., Dat Galenus opes, dat Justinianus honores, Sed genus species cogitur ire pedes.]

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (I, 2, 3, 15)

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Learn'd he was in medic'nal lore, For by his side a pouch he wore, Replete with strange hermetic powder That wounds nine miles point-blank would solder.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto II, l. 223)

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