Hippocrates Quotes

“What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.”
― Hippocrates

 

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

 

 

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

“Walking is man’s best medicine. ”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“Ars longa,
vita brevis,
occasio praeceps,
experimentum periculosum,
iudicium difficile.

Life is short,
[the] art long,
opportunity fleeting,
experiment dangerous,
judgment difficult.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“People think that epilepsy is divine simply because they don’t have any idea what causes epilepsy. But I believe that someday we will understand what causes epilepsy, and at that moment, we will cease to believe that it’s divine. And so it is with everything in the universe”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

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

 

 

“The life so short, the craft so long to learn.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

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

 

 

 

“If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

“Primum non nocerum. (First do no harm)”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“That which is used – develops. That which is not used wastes away.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“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

 

 

 

“Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that make him sick.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“There are, in effect, two things, to know and to believe one knows; to know is science; to believe one knows is ignorance.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.”
― 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

 

 

“The art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future — must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly, but if unused they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

 

“It’s more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“Ars longa vita brevis”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“All disease begins in the gut.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

“Ars longa, vita brevis”
― Hippocrates

 

“When sleep puts an end to delirium, it is a good symptom.”

 

 

“Life is short, the art long.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“Cure sometimes, treat often and comfort always.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

“Disease [is] not an entity, but a fluctuating condition of the patient’s body, a battle between the substance of disease and the natural self-healing tendency of the body.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“Eunuchs do not take the gout, nor become bald.”
― Hippocrates & Galen

 

 

 

“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

 

“Let food be thy your medicine”
― hippocrates

 

 

 

“Vita brevis, ars longa, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudicium difficile.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“For if a man by magical arts and sacrifices will bring down the moon, and darken the sun, and induce storms, or fine weather, I should not believe that there was anything divine, but human, in these things, provided the power of the divine were overpowered by human knowledge and subjected to it.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

“Persons who have a painful affection in any part of the body, and are in a great measure sensible of the pain, are disordered in intellect.”

 

 

“Both sleep and insomnolency, when immoderate, are bad.”
― Hippocrates, Aphorisms

 

 

 

“In whatever disease sleep is laborious, it is a deadly symptom; but if sleep does good, it is not deadly.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“The chief virtue that language can have is
clearness, and nothing detracts from it so
much as the use of unfamiliar words.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

“If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

“What remains in diseases after the crisis is apt to produce relapses.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

“Persons in whom a crisis takes place pass the night preceding the paroxysm uncomfortably, but the succeeding night generally more comfortably.”
― Hippocrates, Aphorisms

 

 

 

“When in a state of hunger, one ought not to undertake labor.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

 

 

“La ocasión en fugaz
la experiencia insegura
y el juicio difícil”
― Hipócrates

 

 

 

“In acute diseases it is not quite safe to prognosticate either death or recovery.”
― Hippocrates

 

 

 

“All the most acute, most powerful, and most deadly diseases, and those which are most difficult to be understood by the inexperienced, fall upon the brain. ”
― Hippocrates

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