Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
To do nothing is also a good remedy.
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.
Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
The art is long, life is short.
Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.
Things that are holy are revealed only to men who are holy.
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
Old people have fewer diseases than the young, but their diseases never leave them.
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.