Medicine Quotes

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

William Osler

Walking is man's best medicine


Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents

Peter Mere Latham

In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use.

Dr. Sara Murray Jordan

Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history.

Dr. Carl Sagan

Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence

James Bryce

Medicine can only cure curable disease, and then not always

Chinese Proverbs

There is no medicine to cure hatred

African Proverb

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.


Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.

Karl Marx

It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

Henry Ward Beecher

Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.

Napoleon Bonaparte music isn't just music- it's medicine.

Kanye West

Clinical ecology [is] a new branch of medicine aimed at helping people made sick by a failure to adapt to facets of our modern, polluted environment. Adverse reactions to processed foods and their chemical contaminants, and to indoor and outdoor air pollution with petrochemicals, are becoming more and more widespread and so far these reactions are being misdiagnosed by mainstream medical practitioners and so are not treated effectively.

Richard Mackarness

Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say

W. H. Auden

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures

Nicolas Chamfort

Gardening is medicine that does not need a prescription ... And with no limit on dosage.


If you want to get out of medicine the fullest enjoyment, be students all your lives.

David Riesman

Music is the medicine of the mind

John Logan

Mankind . . . possesses two supreme blessings. First of these is the goddess Demeter, or Earth whichever name you choose to call her by. It was she who gave to man his nourishment of grain. But after her there came the son of Semele, who matched her present by inventing liquid wine as his gift to man. For filled with that good gift, suffering mankind forgets its grief; from it comes sleep; with it oblivion of the troubles of the day. There is no other medicine for misery.


Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.


For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.

John Glenn

Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.

Henrik Ibsen

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