Hippocrates Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hippocrates quotes, hippocrates sayings, and hippocrates proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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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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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Silence is not only never thirsty, but also never brings pain or sorrow.     

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Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.     

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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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Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.     

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Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.     

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.     

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Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.     

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Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.     

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Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.     

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.     

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.     

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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 the safest way to health.     

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It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.     

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Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.     

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Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.     

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Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.     

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The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage every day.     

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Anyone wishing to study medicine must master the art of massage.     

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Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.     

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What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.     

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The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it     

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Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.     

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The life so short, the craft so long to learn.     

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Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. But if they called everything divine which they do not understand, why, there would be no end to divine things.     

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Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. We will one day understand what causes it, and then cease to call it divine. And so it is with everything in the universe.     

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Healing in a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.     

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Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.     

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Divine is the task to relieve pain.     

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