Hippocrates Quotes

Who is Hippocrates?

Hippocrates of Kos was an Ancient Greek physician known as the father of western medicine.

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Best 9 Quotes by Hippocrates

“Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness.”

Hippocrates

“A physician without a knowledge of astrology has no right to call himself a physician.”

Hippocrates

“Everything in excess is opposed to nature.”

Hippocrates

“Idleness and lack of occupation tend – nay are dragged – towards evil.”

Hippocrates

“It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.”

Hippocrates

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

Hippocrates

“Opposites are cures for opposites.”

Hippocrates

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“To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.”

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“Walking is man's best medicine.”

Hippocrates

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“A less drastic obstacle to experiencing flow is excessive self-consciousness. A person who is constantly worried about how others will perceive her, who is afraid of creating the wrong impression, or of doing something inappropriate, is also condemned to permanent exclusion from enjoyment. So are people who are excessively self-centered. A self-centered individual is usually not self-conscious, but instead evaluates every bit of information only in terms of how it relates to her desires. For such a person everything is valueless in itself. A flower is not worth a second look unless it can be used; a man or a woman who cannot advance one’s interests does not deserve further attention. Consciousness is structured entirely in terms of its own ends, and nothing is allowed to exist in it that does not conform to those ends.”


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