Hippocrates Quotes

Who is Hippocrates?

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

Books by Hippocrates

Best 9 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.”

“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.”

“Opposites are cures for opposites.”

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“To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.”

“Walking is man's best medicine.”

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“It was above all in the period after the devastating incursions of the Goths that all branches of knowledge which previously had flourished gloriously and been practiced in the proper manner, began to deteriorate. This happened first of all in Italy where the most fashionable physicians, spurning surgery as did the Romans of old, assigned to their servants such surgical work as their patients seemed to require and merely exercised a supervision over them in the manner of architects... that the art of medicine went to ruin.”

De Humani Corporis Fabrica

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