Hippocrates Quotes

As to diseases, make a habit of two things - to help, or at least, to do no harm.

Everything in excess is opposed to nature.

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.

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

I swear... to hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture.

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.

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

Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.

Life is short, the art long.

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.

Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

The life so short, the craft so long to learn.

To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.

Walking is a man's best medicine.

What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.

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