Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods, a man should himself lend a hand.
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.
Ars longa vita brevis
The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future — must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
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
As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.
In whatever disease sleep is laborious, it is a deadly symptom; but if sleep does good, it is not deadly.
What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.
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.
Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.
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.
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.
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.