Doctor Sayings and Quotes

Being a doctor is one of the noblest professions. They heal the sick and are tasked with making life saving decisions. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful doctor quotes.

Our profession is the only one which works unceasingly to annihilate itself.     

Martin H. Fischer

The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.     

Denis Diderot

My doctor is wonderful. Once when I couldn't afford an operation, he touched up the X-rays.     

Joey Bishop

Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.     

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

My doctor is nice; every time I see him, I'm ashamed of what I think of doctors in general.     

Mignon McLaughlin

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.     

Thomas Edison

We are in the age of M.D., medical darkness, which seeks legislative protection from the light.     

James Lendall Basford

The man who doctors himself with the aid of medical books, runs the risk of dying of a typographical error.     

Evan Esar

Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust.     

Don Herold

Disease increases in proportion to the increase in the number of doctors in a place.     

Mahatma Gandhi

You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription, but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.     

Earl Wilson

An ignorant doctor is the aide de camp of death.     


You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.     

William S. Burroughs

Doctors always think anybody doing something they aren't is a quack; also they think all patients are idiots.     

Flannery O'Connor

You can't judge the ability of a doctor by the amount of praise the undertakers give him.     

Evan Esar

My doctor told me I shouldn't work out until I'm in better shape. I told him, All right; don't send me a bill until I pay you.     

Steven Wright

A great doctor kills more people than a great general.     

G.W. Leibniz

Surgeons must be very careful when they take the knife! Underneath their fine incisions. Stirs the Culprit Life!     

Emily Dickinson

Though the doctors treated him, let his blood, and gave him medications to drink, he nevertheless recovered.     

Leo Tolstoy

Doctors don't seem to realize that most of us are perfectly content not having to visualize ourselves as animated bags of skin filled with obscene glop.     

Joe Haldeman

A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion.     

Martin H. Fischer

Though fancy may be the patient's complaint, necessity is often the doctor's.     


My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.     

Jack Kevorkian

The doctor is not unfrequently death's pilot fish.     

G. D. Prentice

It is not much trouble to doctor sick folks, but to doctor healthy ones is troublesome.     


The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.     

Jonathan Swift

I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.     

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

People pay the doctor for his trouble; for his kindness they still remain in his debt.     


A wealthy doctor who can help a poor man, and will not without a fee, has less sense of humanity than a poor ruffian, who kills a rich man to supply his necessities.     

Joseph Addison

I wondher why ye can always read a doctor's bill an' ye niver can read his purscription.     

Finley Peter Dunne