William Osler Quotes

Perhaps no sin so easily besets us as a sense of self-satisfied superiority to others.

William Osler

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.

William Osler

We are all dietetic sinners; only a small percent of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy.

William Osler

Care more for the individual patient than for the special features of the disease. . . . Put yourself in his place . . . The kindly word, the cheerful greeting, the sympathetic look -- these the patient understands.

William Osler

He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.

William Osler

The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest....

William Osler

Work is the open sesame of every portal, the great equalizer in the world, the true philosopher's stone which transmutes all the base metal of humanity into gold.

William Osler

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.

William Osler

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

William Osler

It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.

William Osler

A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient.

William Osler

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

William Osler

Perhaps no sin so easily besets us as a sense of self-satisfied superiority to others.

William Osler
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