The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
As an atheist evolving to agnosticism, and seeking answers to whether or not belief in God is potentially rational, my life was turned upside down 35 years ago by reading C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity.
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.
A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man - he must view the man in his world.
As a physician, I understand how important it is to collect data on people so we can understand what's happening with them. I will be in the position to help enable that knowledge.
How people die remains in the memory of those who live on
I early conceived a liking for, and sought every opportunity to relieve the sufferings of others.
Black! Black! Black! I am proud of being a Negro. Nor have I ever tried to beg tolerance from anyone. Superiority is not proved by color, but by the brain, by education, by willpower, by moral courage.
That which is used - develops. That which is not used wastes away.
Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art.
The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
If my efforts have led to greater success than usual, this is due, I believe, to the fact that during my wanderings in the field of medicine, I have strayed onto paths where the gold was still lying by the wayside. It takes a little luck to be able to distinguish gold from dross, but that is all.
The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path.
I want to be able to look back someday and say, "I did make a difference." Whether is was to open the minds of people to think that a woman can do a good job, or whether it's the fact that so many kids out there think that they could be like me.
I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
I have a neighbor who knows 200 types of wine. ... I only know two types of wine - red and white. But my neighbor only knows two types of countries - industrialized and developing. And I know 200.
An osteopath is only a human engineer, who should understand all the laws governing his engine and thereby master disease.
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