Top 279 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Doctors

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My mother told me if I work hard and I really believed in American principles and I believed in God, anything is possible. That's why I'm not anxious to give away American values and principles for the sake of political correctness.
Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale. Medicine, as a social science, as the science of human beings, has the obligation to point out problems and to attempt their theoretical solution: the politician, the practical anthropologist, must find the means for their actual solution. The physicians are the natural attorneys of the poor, and social problems fall to a large extent within their jurisdiction.
We're reaching the point where the Earth will have to end the burden we've placed on her, if we don't lift the burden ourselves. — © Steven M. Greer
We're reaching the point where the Earth will have to end the burden we've placed on her, if we don't lift the burden ourselves.
He who dictates and formulates the words and phrases we use, he who is master of the press and radio, is master of the mind. Repeat mechanically your assumptions and suggestions, diminish the opportunity for communicating dissent and opposition. This is the formula for political conditioning of the masses.
It's hard to have your parents not happy with you.
The perfection of learning is to know God in such a way that, though you realize he is knowable, yet you know him as indescribable.
The world is not divided into the strong who care and the weak who are cared for. We must each in turn care and be cared for, not just because it is good for us, but because it is the way things are.
Mother's milk, time-tested for millions of years, is the best nutrient for babies because it is nature's perfect food.
Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.
We fed the public a line of deceit, dishonesty, a fabrication of statistics and figures. We succeeded because the time was right and the news media cooperated. We sensationalized the effects of illegal abortions, and fabricated polls which indicated that 85 percent of the public favored unrestricted abortion, when we knew it was only 5 percent. We unashamedly lied, and yet our statements were quoted [by the media] as though they had been written in law.
I think I'm just as good as anyone. That's the way I was brought up. I'll tell you a secret: I think I'm better! Ha! I remember being aware that colored people were supposed to feel inferior. I knew I was a smart little thing, a personality, an individual - a human being! I couldn't understand how people could look at me and not see that, because it sure was obvious to me.
Research cannot be forced very much. There is always danger of too much foliage and too little fruit.
Cannabis is remarkably safe. Although not harmless, it is surely less toxic than most of the conventional medicines it could replace if it were legally available. Despite its use by millions of people over thousands of years, cannabis has never caused an overdose death.
It is better to read a little and ponder a lot than to read a lot and ponder a little. — © Denis Parsons Burkitt
It is better to read a little and ponder a lot than to read a lot and ponder a little.
If exposure of body is modernism, then animals are more modern than humans.
At a cardiac arrest, the first procedure is to take your own pulse
Medicine is not about conquering diseases and death, but about the alleviation of suffering, minimising harm, smoothing the painful journey of man to the grave.
For any human being, freedom is essential, crucial, to our dignity and our ability to be fully human.
We are losing the war against cancer... I would like to offer for your consideration the following legislative proposals on the following topics: prohibition of the authorisation of new carcinogenic products; reduction of toxics in use; right-to-know...
There is another element that is a part of human happiness — and that is that unless we think of others and do something for them we miss the greatest sources of happiness.
If someday rockets should open the gates to space, then we must be oriented as to its environmental conditions and their possible biological effects. To study this, and to find means of protection, is one of the tasks of space medicine.
Not everything that steps out of line, and thus "abnormal", must necessarily be "inferior".
Symptoms, then, are in reality nothing but a cry from suffering organs.
Indeed the mystery of Christ runs the risk of being disbelieved precisely because it is so incredibly wonderful
Attitudes toward other creatures is conditioned by one's level of security within the universe.
We have an opportunity to focus global attention on what should be obvious: every mother, and every child, counts. They count because we value every human life. The evidence is clear that healthy mothers and children are the bedrock of healthy and prosperous communities and nations.
Of all human activities, education is the one most likely to give rise to cant, pomposity and fraudulent expertise.
It is so nice when you can sit with someone and not have to talk.
It's not who you are, who you are friends, and how popular they are, it's just about how much you get out of each friendship and how much you learn from each one that really counts.
Live in rooms full of light. Avoid heavy food. Be moderate in the drinking of wine. Take massage, baths, exercise, and gymnastics. Fight insomnia with gentle rocking or the sound of running water. Change surroundings and take long journeys. Strictly avoid frightening ideas. Indulge in cheerful conversation and amusements. Listen to music.
When men are able to influence so many others through their life and their example, they do not die.
The death rate is a fact; anything beyond this is an inference.
Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.
I will ever be grateful for the wise counsel of a strong and inspired father when he taught, "If you always say no to the first temptation, you will not have to worry if you will be able to say no to the second one."
Last but not least, I would say you should have big dreams, full dreams, not half dreams. You know, it's very simple. You can't put a large box in a small box. Well, you cannot put a full life in a small dream box.
There is no doubt in my mind that this is the greatest problem confronting mankind at this time and that it has reached the level of a state of emergency.
Fermentation is the exhalation of a substance through the admixture of a ferment which, by virtue of its spirit, penetrates the mass and transforms it into its own nature.
There will always be those who must look into the dark in order to see. — © Alan McGlashan
There will always be those who must look into the dark in order to see.
Long distance running is 90% mental and the other half is physical.
Arteriosclerosis can be considered a disease of protein intoxication.
The best feeling in the world is to know that you belong to me and you are mine. Every morning that is all I need to know and that itself is enough for me to have a good day.
Be the same still mountain self and mountain peace no matter what the external conditions.
Death is nothing more than a doorway, something you walk through.
The redefined physician is human, knows she's human, accepts it ... and she works in a culture of medicine that acknowledges that human beings run the system.
I can't imagine any reasonably responsible person arguing against the abortion of mongols ... If we could tell what foetuses are going to be affected with cancer in their 40s and 50s, I would be for aborting them now.
When women have a voice in national and international affairs, wars will cease forever.
Cellular pathology is not an end if one cannot see any alteration in the cell. Chemistry brings the clarification of living processes nearer than does anatomy. Each anatomical change must have been preceded by a chemical one.
Marijuana is one of the least toxic substances in the whole pharmacopoeia
The utter folly of our time is lamentable, that men should think to assist God with human help and to protect the Church of Christ by worldly ambition. — © Hilary of Poitiers
The utter folly of our time is lamentable, that men should think to assist God with human help and to protect the Church of Christ by worldly ambition.
In the long term, it will be the human race that must take responsibility for the development of sustainable life-styles and economies that are not insistent on continuing growth and a throw away society.
I am convinced that there are genuine and valid levels of perception available with cannabis (and probably with other drugs) which are, through the defects of our society and our educational system, un-available to us without such drugs.
The frying pan you should give to your enemy. Food should not be prepared in fat. Our bodies are adapted to a stone age diet of roots and vegetables.
Only those who regard healing as the ultimate goal of their efforts can, therefore, be designated as physicians.
First, it must be a pleasure to study the human body the most miraculous masterpiece of nature and to learn about the smallest vessel and the smallest fiber. But second and most important, the medical profession gives the opportunity to alleviate the troubles of the body, to ease the pain, to console a person who is in distress, and to lighten the hour of death of many a sufferer.
How we act and dress reflects how we regard where we are and who we are. Let me demonstrate. One of the natural occurrences in missionary work is the change in new converts, especially little boys, young men, and fathers. When they go to Church meetings, they want to look like the missionaries. Now, that tells us a lot about the importance of looking like a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
As long as vitalism and spiritualism are open questions so long will the gateway of science be open to mysticism.
There are more than 4000 landing trace cases from around the world.
Social intercourse -- a very limited thing in a half civilized country, becomes in our centers of civilization a great power. . .
Our message today is one of hope. It is about potential waiting to be fulfilled: the surest way to meet the global challenges we face now and in the future is to make every mother and child count.
Boldness comes from curiosity.
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