William Osler Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old William Osler quotes, William Osler sayings, and William Osler proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest. William Osler
Patients should have rest, food, fresh air, and exercise - the quadrangle of health. William Osler
By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy - indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction. 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
The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest. William Osler
The teacher's life should have three periods, study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance. William Osler
Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. William Osler
The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine. 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
Acquire the art of detachment, the virtue of method, and the quality of thoroughness, but above all the grace of humility. William Osler
The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work extremely well. William Osler
The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well. William Osler
What is patience but an equanimity which enables you to rise superior to the trials of life. William Osler
The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it. William Osler
The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it. William Osler
No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher. William Osler
Courage and cheerfulness will not only carry you over the rough places in life, but will enable you to bring comfort and help to the weak-hearted and will console you in the sad hours. 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
The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it. William Osler
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. William Osler
The higher education so much needed today is not given in the school, is not to be bought in the market place, but it has to be wrought out in each one of us for himself; it is the silent influence of character on character. William Osler
Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants. William Osler
The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. William Osler
The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases. William Osler
To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals — this alone is worth the struggle. William Osler
Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents. William Osler
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it. William Osler
When schemes are laid in advance, it is surprising how often circumstances fit in with them William Osler
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it. William Osler