Quotes and Sayings about Medicine



"My goal was to develop into an independent research scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench, but I felt that postgraduate residency training in internal medicine was necessary."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Goal, Medicine, Problems, Research, Training)

"New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Life, Cancer, Drugs, Fight, Medicine, Promise, Research)

"The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal, part of your being yearns, not for a doctor, but for a medicine man."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Being, Difficulty, Man, Medicine)

"Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Body, Law, Medicine, Order)

"The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out. It makes the United States look very bad here. And much more like an occupation force than it did before."
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Related: Force, Medicine, Mercy, Occupation, states, United)

"I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Sports, Medicine)

"Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Health, Medicine, Nothing, State)

"Therefore in medicine we ought to know the causes of sickness and health."
- Avicenna
(Related: Health, Causes, Medicine, Sickness)

"To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: History, Science, Knowledge, Medicine, Profession)

"If we want to kill Obamacare and we want to end socialized medicine, it must be done in the next election!"
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: End, Medicine, Want)

"Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Music, Medicine)

"Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned."
- George Balanchine
(Related: Ballet, Medicine, states, Teachers, United)

"I find it greatly disturbing that the Bush administration has used political and religious ideologies to influence national policy on science and medicine."
- Tammy Baldwin
(Related: Science, Policy, Influence, Medicine, Religious)

"I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine, which had links with psychology, aggression, behavior, and human affairs."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Aggression, Behavior, Medicine, Psychology)

"To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Art, Man, Medicine, Sickness, Will)

"The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain't gout."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Medicine)

"Everybody seized upon a bit of the beast. The Sultan claimed the liver, which, when dried and powdered, is worth twice its weight in gold as medicine."
- Isabella Bird
(Related: Gold, Medicine, Weight, Worth)

"I think I don't want to use drugs or medicine, so nothing. The only way is to go on stage and to hope."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: Hope, Drugs, Medicine, Nothing, Want)

"Medicines are only fit for old people."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: People, Old)

"My 80-year-old mother will not buy her heart medicine because it cost more than she can pay with social security. She is America."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Mother, Heart, America, Medicine, Security, Will)

"I'm by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health. I've seen it save a lot of people's lives."
- Zach Braff
(Related: Health, People, Medicine, Mental health)

"That's the thing. in medicine, you're used to saying there's a problem within the person, and saying there's a problem within the culture, that's not a medical answer. Medicine has to look in one direction, so there's only one type of answer that they can find."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Medical, Culture, Direction, Medicine, Saying)

"I have seen this happen in recent years with regard to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, where, working together, we are improving access to medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases in the poorest countries."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Countries, Years)

"Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence."
- James Bryce
(Related: Existence, Medicine, Profession, Reason)

"Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Nature, Inflation, Medicine, Will)

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Food, Soul, People, Flowers, Medicine)

"We strive for error-free medicine in a world that is sometimes all too human."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Error, Medicine, World)

"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Medicine)

"I have written two medical novels. I have never studied medicine, never seen an operation."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Medical, Medicine)

"I started the nuclear medicine laboratory at UW Hospitals in 1959 and trained radiology residents in the field. It was 1965 before they found a trained MD (doctor) to take over my role."
- John Cameron
(Related: Hospitals, Medicine)

"If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics and they like working with people and communicate well with others, I would strongly encourage them."
- John Cameron
(Related: People, Medicine, Physics)

"Laughter is the best medicine - unless you're diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list."
- Jasper Carrott
(Related: Laughter, Medicine, Pretty)

"Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle."
- Nell Carter
(Related: Thought, People, Being, Medicine)

"My latter schooldays and my university days were during the war, when science - physics, in particular - was a very important and glamorous subject. A lot of us felt that if we couldn't get into science, we might try engineering or medicine."
- John Henry Carver
(Related: Science, War, Engineering, Medicine, Physics, University)

"My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself. He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine; so he became a pharmacist, but he believed in that hardly more."
- Claude Chabrol
(Related: Father, Medicine)

"Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Drugs, Medicine, Philosophy, Remedies)

"The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa - slightly off balance."
- Prince Charles
(Related: Balance, Medicine)

"Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Wife, Literature, Medicine, Night)

"We'd like to have immediate answers to all of our questions. I think medicine in particular. I found it frustrating as a physician sometimes to not be able to tell someone exactly why something was happening to them. There are still so many mysteries in medicine."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Answers, Medicine, Questions)

"This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Death, Work, Mother, Appreciation, Familiarity, Medicine, Study, Tragedy)

"In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Business, Finance, Trust, People, Jobs, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Profession, Running, Space)

"Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Death, Time, Cure, Freedom, Medicine)

"Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Art, Environmental, Education, Concern, Journalism, Law, Literature, Medicine, Now, Public)

"There are apothecaries' shops, where prepared medicines, liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold; barbers' shops, where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs, that furnish food and drink at a certain price."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Food, Shops)

"Let your Medicine be somthing of the Nature of the Sign ascending."
- Nicholas Culpeper
(Related: Nature, Medicine)

"Working families need to know that we will work to protect their health needs, promote the development of safe, effective medicines, and guarantee patient rights."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Health, Work, Development, Rights, Needs, Will)

"Developments in medical technology have long been confined to procedural or pharmaceutical advances, while neglecting a most basic and essential component of medicine: patient information management."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Medical, Technology, Management, Information)

"No patent medicine was ever put to wider and more varied use than the Fourteenth Amendment."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Medicine)

"Today we have big, crude instruments guided by intelligent surgeons, and we have little, stupid molecules of drugs that get dumped into the body, diffuse around and interfere with things as best they can. At present, medicine is unable to heal anything."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Body, Drugs, Medicine, Present, Today)

"They told me I had been sick twelve days, lying like dead all the while, and that Whirlwind Chaser, who was Standing Bear's uncle and a medicine man, had brought me back to life."
- Black Elk
(Related: Life, Lying, Man, Medicine)

"The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It's the system and its limitations that are to blame."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Ideas, Blame, Countries, Doctors, Limitations, Medicine, World)

"But if you're asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Health, Care, Justice, Medicine, Opinion, Public)

"I critique market-based medicine not because I haven't seen its heights but because I've seen its depths."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Medicine)

"The practice of medicine is a thinker's art the practice of surgery a plumber's."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Art, Medicine, Practice)

"I find the medicine worse than the malady."
- John Fletcher
(Related: Medicine)

"Patience is the best medicine."
- John Florio
(Related: Medicine, Patience)

"The regulation of medicine has been a State function."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Medicine, State)

"Let us not say that we will decide on a political basis at the national level that no State is competent to regulate the practice of medicine in that State if they decide to allow a doctor to prescribe marijuana, because that is what we are talking about."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Medicine, Practice, State, Talking, Will)

"The history of medicine is the history of the unusual."
- Robert M. Fresco
(Related: History, Medicine)

"I studied at a grammar school and later at the University of Vienna in the Faculty of Medicine."
- Karl von Frisch
(Related: Grammar, Medicine, School, University)

"America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Health, Medical, Technology, America, Care, Country, Doctors, Hospitals, Nurses, Reason, World)

"In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: Faith, Act, Democracy, Dissent, Medicine, Taste, Value)

"I think eventually they're going to find out that MS is like 10 different things. I have a neurological disease something like MS, and it's MS, so let's take medicine for it."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Disease, Medicine)

"My doctor said, for want of a better word, now that we've got medicines out here that can help, let's put you on one of them and say we're treating MS."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Help, Now, Want, Word)

"Look, the, the - this country has not lived within its means for a very long time, and, and the truth is we're going to have to take our medicine."
- Alexi Giannoulias
(Related: Time, Truth, Country, Medicine)

"A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Cure, May, Medicine, Prevention)

"Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Being, Medicine, Race)

"I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern - mankind."
- Chico Hamilton
(Related: Life, Music, Artists, Concern, Mankind, Medicine, Painting, Sculpture)

"Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, "Shake well before using." That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable."
- Vance Havner
(Related: God, People, Medicine)

"No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in constant fear that a medical problem will become a financial crisis."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Medical, Time, Fear, Financial, Crisis, Medicine, Will)

"On the third stage is used for medicine, it is not known to the public."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Medicine, Public)

"What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Fire, Will)

"Walking is man's best medicine."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Man, Medicine, Walking)

"Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Art, Love, Humanity, Medicine)

"They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Women, Folk, Magic, Medicine, Poor)

"Penn State University is also nationally recognized for the exceptional research and patient care provided at the College of Medicine, located in my Congressional District in Hershey, PA."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Care, College, Medicine, Research, State, University)

"My sense is that we're ready for another industrial revolution in this country. The great minds and innovators of Silicon Valley would come through China and say, The pipeline is full of ideas - there's personalized medicine, biotechnology, new forms to power ourselves, clean energy, etc., etc."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Power, Ideas, Country, Energy, Revolution, Medicine, Sense)

"God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Happiness, God, Civilization, Choice, Medicine)

"The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Wisdom, Crime, Man, Mankind, Medicine, Open, Suffering)

"Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn't organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: Health, People, Medicine)

"And it's sort of an old-fashioned ER, in that it's very much about the medicine, and how these people cope. There's very little about the personal lives of the characters."
- Laura Innes
(Related: People, Medicine, Old)

"I began the study of medicine, impelled by a desire for knowledge of facts and of man. The resolution to do disciplined work tied me to both laboratory and clinic for a long time to come."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Time, Work, Knowledge, Desire, Facts, Man, Medicine, Resolution, Study)

"It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Being, Disease, Medicine, Suffering)

"I tell you, it's funny because the only time I think about HIV is when I have to take my medicine twice a day."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Funny, Time, Day, Medicine)

"In an area where nothing was known, medicine had to draw on social lore."
- Virginia Johnson
(Related: Medicine, Nothing)

"Doctors coin money when they do procedures but family medicine doesn't have any procedures."
- David Jones
(Related: Family, Money, Doctors, Medicine)

"In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use."
- Sara Murray Jordan
(Related: Drugs, Medicine, Propaganda, Words)

"The kind of doctor I want is one who when he's not examining me is home studying medicine."
- George S. Kaufman
(Related: Home, Medicine, Want)

"If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we'd look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years."
- Alfred Kazin
(Related: Education, Medicine, Practice, Right, Years)

"So I remember both medicine, because I frequently sick, particularly with asthma for which there was no proper treatment then, and in religion I had a strong sense of there being a patriarchy."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Religion, Being, Medicine, Sense, Treatment)

"A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. Although illness is profound, too, but medicine's a business today. It's a business."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Business, Money, Illness, Medicine, Today)

"There's a new science out called orthomolecular medicine. You correct the chemical imbalance with amino acids and vitamins and minerals that are naturally in the body."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Science, Body, Medicine)

"To my father, business was the highest calling, but to my mother, medicine was the top profession."
- William Standish Knowles
(Related: Business, Mother, Father, Medicine, Profession)

"Now, what tends to happen is that the stories get hyped. And the medicines are not quite as revolutionary and as dramatic as they seem to be. But, certainly, various phases of this problem are being attacked by the pharmaceutical companies."
- Mort Kondracke
(Related: Being, Now)

"And there are lots of drug companies that are working on cure or medicine."
- Mort Kondracke
(Related: Cure, Medicine)

"Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Society, Truth, Medicine)

"My dad was good friends with the Bad Medicine Blues Band - one of the only blues bands in Fargo, as you can imagine! He took me out to see them play when I was 12 years old and I was really inspired by their guitar player, Ted Larsen."
- Jonny Lang
(Related: Dad, Friends, Guitar, Medicine, Old, Play, Years)

"Medicine also disregards national boundaries."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: Medicine)

"Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents."
- Peter Latham
(Related: Medicine)

"Common sense is in medicine the master workman."
- Peter Latham
(Related: Common sense, Medicine)

"The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Music, Class, Literature, Medicine)

"The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Doctors, England, Medicine)

"I probably worked every single entertainment medium, including some that don't exist. I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show, I worked 18 years of radio."
- Al Lewis
(Related: Carnival, Entertainment, Medicine, Years)

"A woman brought her child with an abscess in the lower part of the back, and offered as much corn as she could carry for some medicine; we administered to it of course very cheerfully."
- Meriwether Lewis
(Related: Medicine, Woman)

"There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine."
- Gerald F. Lieberman
(Related: Medical, Knowledge, Manners, Medicine, Morals, Profession)

"The other thing that happened was my last military assignment - this was in the air force; I had enlisted in order to avoid being drafted as a private, and of course I only practiced medicine or psychiatry in the air force so I was never in any kind of violent combat."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Being, Force, Medicine, Military, Order, Psychiatry)

"Music is the medicine of the mind."
- John A. Logan
(Related: Music, Medicine, Mind)

"In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Acting, Career, Law, Medicine, Philosophy)

"The rich man's dog gets more in the way of vaccination, medicine and medical care than do the workers upon whom the rich man's wealth is built."
- Samora Machel
(Related: Medical, Wealth, Care, Man, Medicine, Workers)

"Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages."
- James Madison
(Related: Country, Journey, Medicine)

"The reality is that what you find out is that your head is the medicine. If your head is not in the right place and you don't think positively, all the medicine technology in the world is not going to work."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Technology, Work, Medicine, Reality, Right, World)

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Hope, Expectation, Medicine, Tomorrow)

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Hope, Expectation, Medicine, Tomorrow)

"The very success of medicine in a material way may now threaten the soul of medicine."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Success, Soul, May, Medicine, Now)

"Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Medicine)

"Just the actual physical ability to hold four instruments simultaneously and do some of the things that Vivien was able to do is mind blowing to any surgeon. He never went to medical school and he became one of the great teachers of medicine himself, people are just amazed."
- Mary Stuart Masterson
(Related: Medical, People, Ability, Medicine, Mind, School, Teachers)

"The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician."
- William J. Mayo
(Related: Life, Disease, Medicine)

"We've had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports, and what we were saying is we want to make medicines and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Drugs, Poor, Population, Saying, Want)

"I think for something like law or medicine you really have to love it and I didn't love it."
- Matthew McGrory
(Related: Love, Law, Medicine)

"The Incarnation is the medicine of the soul, undoing the Fall and bringing man to the Tree of Life, and the office of a priest is to administer this medicine in the sacraments."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: Life, Soul, Man, Medicine, Office)

"I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity."
- Jonathan Miller
(Related: Conscience, Curiosity, Medicine)

"The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Character, Ethics, Medicine, Spirit, Treatment)

"We slow the progress of science today for all sorts of ethical reasons. Biomedicine could advance much faster if we abolished our rules on human experimentation in clinical trials, as Nazi researchers did."
- Paul Nitze
(Related: Science, Progress, Rules, Today, Trials)

"Why is it we never get our bad medicine in small doses?"
- Edmund H. North
(Related: Medicine)

"He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all."
- William Osler
(Related: Books, Medicine, Sea)

"There are, in truth, no specialties in medicine, since to know fully many of the most important diseases a man must be familiar with their manifestations in many organs."
- William Osler
(Related: Truth, Man, Medicine)

"The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals."
- William Osler
(Related: Animals, Desire, Man, Medicine)

"The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine."
- William Osler
(Related: First, Medicine)

"One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine."
- William Osler
(Related: First, Medicine)

"Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability."
- William Osler
(Related: Art, Science, Medicine, Uncertainty)

"An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand."
- Ovid
(Related: Medicine)

"Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it."
- Ovid
(Related: Health, Medicine)

"Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Power, Lie, Virtue, Alchemy, Gold, May)

"Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Art, Life, Science, Deals, May, Medicine)

"This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Alchemy, Medicine, Office)

"Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Alchemy, Astronomy, Ethics, Medicine, Philosophy)

"Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine."
- Sean Penn
(Related: American, May, Medicine, Nation, Soldiers)

"Twenty-first century medicine must not be confined to a twentieth-century bureaucracy."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Bureaucracy, Medicine)

"The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Truth, Soul, Body, Gold, Justice, Light, Medicine, Mind, Reason)

"Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord."
- Plutarch
(Related: Health, Music, Disease, Harmony, Medicine)

"If medicine was practiced in 1965 the way it's practiced today, there's no question that prescriptions would have been included in Medicare."
- John Podesta
(Related: Medicine, Question, Today)

"In general, science journalism concerns itself with what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals - Nature, Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine - which set the agenda."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Science, Nature, England, Journalism, Medicine)

"Many students graduate from college and professional schools, including those of social work, nursing, medicine, teaching and law, with crushing debt burdens."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Work, College, Debt, Law, Medicine, Schools, Students, Teaching)

"Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects."
- Sima Qian
(Related: Criticism, Hurt, Illness, May, Medicine, Will)

"So from the housing standpoint, steady as you go, I think, would be the best medicine."
- Franklin Raines
(Related: Medicine)

"The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Class, Medicine, Physicians)

"Stem cell research can revolutionize medicine, more than anything since antibiotics."
- Ron Reagan
(Related: Medicine, Research)

"Our home had many books due principally to the educational interests of my sister and two brothers, all of whom where serious students engaged in professional studies; my sister became a doctor of medicine and my brothers became lawyers."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Home, Sister, Books, Brothers, Lawyers, Medicine, Students)

"Is advertising a profession, like law or medicine? How many new parents clutch their baby to their breast and declare, 'I want this child to grow up to be a media planner'?"
- Jef I. Richards
(Related: Advertising, Baby, Law, Media, Medicine, Parents, Profession, Want)

"If you want to get out of medicine the fullest enjoyment, be students all your lives."
- David Riesman
(Related: Enjoyment, Medicine, Students, Want)

"You know, I think the, the crucial thing, you know, we have put in place what is, is just simply the biggest, boldest recovery package in history, right; the stimulus package, biggest ever; the financial rescue, absolutely comprehensive; a housing plan - that is incredible medicine for the economy. And we fully expect it to work."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Work, History, Financial, Economy, Medicine, Right)

"Initially I had intended to study medicine, but before going to University I had decided that I would be better suited to a career in which I could concentrate my activities and interests more on a single goal than appeared to be possible in my father's profession."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Father, Goal, Career, Medicine, Profession, Study, University)

"We have finally started to notice that there is real curative value in local herbs and remedies. In fact, we are also becoming aware that there are little or no side effects to most natural remedies, and that they are often more effective than Western medicine."
- Anne Wilson Schaef
(Related: Fact, Medicine, Remedies, Value)

"Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down."
- Richard M. Sherman
(Related: Medicine)

"Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Architecture, Design, Business, Engineering, Medicine, Painting)

"Pharmaceuticals have become an increasingly important part of modern medicine, and our seniors shouldn't have to worry about whether they can afford the medicines they need to stay healthy and maintain their independence."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Independence, Medicine, Worry)

"Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Health, Time, Knowledge, Wealth, May, Medicine, Study, Temperance)

"A merry heart doeth good like medicine."
- King Solomon
(Related: Heart, Medicine)

"Not at all, I wanted to go into medicine. I took science in college. But my dad was a Producer - Director in Kannada films, and someone saw me, and one thing led to another."
- Soundarya
(Related: Dad, Science, College, Medicine)

"It's time to let science and medicine, not politics and rhetoric, lead us to good, sound policy."
- Eliot Spitzer
(Related: Politics, Science, Time, Policy, Medicine, Rhetoric, Sound)

"Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Attention, Medicine, Merit, Nothing)

"The art of medicine was to be properly learned only from its practice and its exercise."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Art, Exercise, Medicine, Practice)

"I confidently affirm that the greater part of those who are supposed to have died of gout, have died of the medicine rather than the disease - a statement in which I am supported by observation."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Disease, Medicine, Observation)

"Psychiatric expert testimony: mendacity masquerading as medicine."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Medicine)

"Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Men, Religion, Science, Mistake, Magic, Medicine, Now)

"I am not really sure how I got interested in medicine."
- Debi Thomas
(Related: Medicine)

"Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Addiction, Medicine, Opium)

"Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health."
- Thomas Tusser
(Related: Health, Hunger, Medicine)

"I was appalled at the amount of study necessary in order to qualify in medicine, and gradually my desire was blunted by a keener - and secret - wish to become an actor."
- Conrad Veidt
(Related: Actor, Desire, Medicine, Order, Study)

"Fashion is all about happiness. It's fun. It's important. But it's not medicine."
- Donatella Versace
(Related: Happiness, Fashion, Fun, Medicine)

"The medicine increases the disease."
- Virgil
(Related: Disease, Medicine)

"The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."
- Voltaire
(Related: Art, Nature, Disease, Medicine)

"By keeping my hand in that, it's the way I keep learning. The main way you learn in medicine is by practicing and working with patients."
- Andrew Weil
(Related: Learning, Medicine)

"A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world."
- Paul Dudley White
(Related: Medicine, Psychology, Will, World)

"We know from our clinical experience in the practice of medicine that in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, the individual and his background of heredity are just as important, if not more so, as the disease itself."
- Paul Dudley White
(Related: Experience, Disease, Heredity, Medicine, Practice, Treatment)

"As long as they are medicated the right way with the asthma medicine they won't have any problems."
- Dominique Wilkins
(Related: Medicine, Problems, Right)

"Asthma research is a lot better and new medicines are always coming out to help young people."
- Dominique Wilkins
(Related: People, Help, Research)

"One of the biggest challenges to medicine is the incorporation of information technology in our practices."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Technology, Information, Medicine)

"I completed medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1984."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Medical, Medicine, School, University)