Medicine Sayings and Quotes

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

Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord. Plutarch
Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body. Leonardo da Vinci
Food is medicine. We can actually change our gene expressions with the foods we eat. David Perlmutter
Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it. Ovid
The art of medicine was to be properly learned only from its practice and its exercise. Thomas Sydenham
Medicine and writing are natural companions. Kevin Patterson
Let your Medicine be something of the Nature of the Sign ascending. Nicholas Culpeper
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. Hippocrates
Eastern medicine is not about curing your sickness. It's about keeping you well. Tim Daly
Medicine is the means by which we poor feeble creatures try to keep from dying or aching. P. T. Barnum
By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too. William Shakespeare
Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, and theology makes them sinful Martin Luther
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow Orison Swett Marden
We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffering. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects. Matthew Prior
Better use medicines at the outset than at the last moment. Syrus
The medicine increases the disease. Virgil
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals. Sir William Osler
Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence. James Bryce
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