Quotes by Hippocrates

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Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.
As to diseases, make a habit of two thingsto help, or at least to do no harm. The art has three factors, the disease, the patient, the physician. The physician is the servant of the art. The patient must co-operate with the physician in combating the disease.
As to diseases make a habit of two things to help, or at least, to do no harm.
Walking is a man's best medicine.
I swear... to hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture.
To do nothing is also a good remedy.
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.
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease

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