Hippocrates Quotes

Hippocrates

Time is that wherein there is opportunity, and opportunity is that wherein there is no great time.

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(Precepts - Chapter I)
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.
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To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.
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Those things which are sacred, are to be imparted only to sacred persons; and it is not lawful to import them to the profane until they have been initiated in the mysteries of the science.
Hippocrates (The Law)
Walking is man's best medicine.
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Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.
Hippocrates (Aphorisms)
Conclusions which are merely verbal cannot bear fruit, only those do which are based on demonstrated fact.
Hippocrates (Precepts - Chapter II)
Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.
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Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.
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Medicine is of all the Arts the most noble; but, owing to the ignorance of those who practice it, and of those who, inconsiderately, form a judgment of them, it is at present far behind all the other arts.
Hippocrates (The Law)
Physicians are many in title but very few in reality.
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Life is short, and Art long; the crisis fleeting; experience perilous, and decision difficult.
Hippocrates (Aphorisms)
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Let your food be your medicine, and let your medicine be your food.

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Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
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It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
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There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
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I have clearly recorded this: for one can learn good lessons also from what has been tried but clearly has not succeeded, when it is clear why it has not succeeded. 
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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.
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Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
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It is time which imparts strength to all things and brings them to maturity.
Hippocrates (The Law)
As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.
Hippocrates (Epidemics - Book I)
And men ought to know that from nothing else but thence [from the brain] come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations. And by this, in an especial manner, we acquire wisdom and knowledge, and see and hear, and know what are foul and hat are fair, what are bad and what are good, what are sweet, and what unsavory... And by the same organ we become mad and delirious, and fears and terrors assail us... All these things we endure from the brain, when it is not healthy... In these ways I am of the opinion that the brain exercises the greatest power in the man. This is the interpreter to us of those things which emanate from the air, when it [the brain] happens to be in a sound state. 
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Hippocrates Biography

Born: 460 BCE
Died: 370 BCE

Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician. He is often referred to as the "Father of Modern Medicine" and is considered to be one of the most notable figures in the history of medicine.