Hippocrates Quotes - Jun 27, 2017

Quotes: Hippocrates, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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Rest, as soon as there is pain, is a great restorative in all disturbances of the body.
-Hippocrates, 400 BC

To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.
-Hippocrates, 400 BC

Leave your drugs in the chemistís pot if you can cure the patient with food.
-Hippocrates, 420 BC

Some patients, though conscious that their condition is perilous, recover their health simply through their contentment with the goodness of the physician.
-Hippocrates

Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness.
-Hippocrates

Walking is [hu]man's best medicine.

-Hippocrates

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

-Hippocrates, Epidemics

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

-Hippocrates, Precepts

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

-Hippocrates, Regimen

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.

-Hippocrates, Regimen in Health

A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.

-Hippocrates


Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.

-Hippocrates


Everything in excess is opposed to nature.

-Hippocrates

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.

-Hippocrates


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.

-Hippocrates

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

-Hippocrates

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

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.
-Hippocrates



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