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.
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.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
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.
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.
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.
Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.
Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.
As to diseases make a habit of two things - to help or at least to do no harm.
The natural healing force in each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.
What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.