Medicine quotes

Quotes about medicines

These are some quotes that I found that kind of useful and a little bit of sense of humour.   Hope you all readers have fun reading this top 10 quotes.

p/s : if you don’t understand the quotes, read it until you understand it just like you trying to understand the pathophysiology of a disease.  Have fun then.


  1. “The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty — it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.” 
    ― Mother TeresaA Simple Path: Mother Teresa
  2. “Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.” 
    ― George Gordon Byron
  3. “Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. ” 
    ― Hippocrates
  4. “It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.” 
    ― Paul Farmer
  5. “Be sceptical, ask questions, demand proof. Demand evidence. Don’t take anything for granted. But here’s the thing: When you get proof, you need to accept the proof. And we’re not that good at doing that.” 
    ― Michael Specter
  6. “Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get fed up with one, I spend the night with the other” 
    ― Anton Chekhov
  7. “It was a lie but he believed in telling lies to people. Truth telling and medicine just didn’t go together except in dire emergencies, if then.” 
    ― Mario Puzo
  8. “The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it” 
    ― Maimonides
  9. “My father, for whose skills as a surgeon I have the deepest respect, says, “The operation with the best outcome is the one you decide not to do.” Knowing when not to operate, knowing when I am in over my head, knowing when to call for the assistance of a surgeon of my father’s caliber–that kind of talent, that kind of “brilliance,” goes unheralded.” 
    ― Abraham VergheseCutting for Stone
  10. “Certainly the primary imperative of a physician is to be skilled in medical science, but if he or she does not probe a patient’s soul, then the doctor’s care is given without caring, and part of the sacred mission of healing is missing.” 
    ― Jerome E. Groopman

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