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Famous quotes by Hippocrates


“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.” or 
“There are, in effect, two things, to know and to believe one knows; to know is science; to believe one knows is ignorance.” 


“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. ” 

“Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. But if they called everything divine which they do not understand, why, there would be no end to divine things.”

“Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.” 

“Walking is man's best medicine. ”

“Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.”

“It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.” 

“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.” 

“That which is used - develops. That which is not used wastes away.”

“The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” 

“Everything in excess is opposed by nature.” 

“Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.” 

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