Medicine Sayings and Quotes

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

Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.     

George Gordon Byron

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.     


A medicine cat has no time for doubt. Put your energy into today and stop worrying about the past.     

Erin Hunter

When you got a condition, it's bad to forget your medicine.     

Frank Miller

Modern allopathic medicine is the only major science stuck in the pre-Einstein era.     

Charlotte Gerson

Medicine is a golden goose that has to be killed because every time the goose lays a golden egg, someone gets sick or dead.     

Richard Diaz

Think of exercise as medicine and take your daily prescription.     

Steven Magee

Medicine is as close to love as it is to science, and its relationships matter even at the edge of life itself.     

Rachel Naomi Remen

Medicine is not a book but mind, not a business but life.     

Farid F. Ibrahim

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.     

William Osler

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.     

Orison Swett Marden

The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine.     

William Osler

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.     

Henry Ward Beecher

The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain't gout.     

Josh Billings

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.     

Karl Marx

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


Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

If popular medicine gave the people wisdom as well as knowledge, it would be the best protection for scientific and well-trained physicians.     

Rudolf Virchow

There is no medicine to cure hatred.     

Publilius Syrus

Medicine is only palliative. For behind disease lies the cause and this cause NO DRUG can reach.     

Silas Weir Mitchell

Medicine also disregards national boundaries.     

Irving Langmuir

The medicine of the future will be music and sound.     

Edgar Cayce

Future medicine will be the medicine of frequencies.     

Albert Einstein

Medicine has its limitations, Life Force has none.     

Paramahansa Yogananda

Preventive medicine isn't part of a physician's everyday routine, which is spent dispensing drugs and performing surgery.     

Deepak Chopra

A real medicine can only exist when it penetrates into a knowledge which embraces the human being in respect to body, soul and spirit.     

Rudolf Steiner

Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.     


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


Scientific medicine is one of the greatest triumphs of humankind.     

Raymond Tallis

Healing through the mind can work harmoniously with medicine.     

Rhonda Byrne