Hippocrates Quotes

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Best 10 Quotes by Hippocrates

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

“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.”

“Everything in excess is opposed to nature.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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“Opposites are cures for opposites.”

“To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.”

“Walking is man's best medicine.”

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“Nature, the parent of all things, designed the human backbone to be like a keel or foundation. It is because we have a backbone that we can walk upright and stand erect. But this was not the only purpose for which Nature provided it; here, as elsewhere, she displayed great skill in turning the construction of a single member to a variety of different uses.”

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