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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
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“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”
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“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. ”
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“Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.”
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“Walking is man's best medicine. ”
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“Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.”
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“As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.”
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“People think that epilepsy is divine simply because they don't have any idea what causes epilepsy. But I believe that someday we will understand what causes epilepsy, and at that moment, we will cease to believe that it's divine. And so it is with everything in the universe”
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“The life so short, the craft so long to learn.

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“It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.”
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“Primum non nocerum. (First do no harm)”
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“Ars longa,
vita brevis,
occasio praeceps,
experimentum periculosum,
iudicium difficile.

Life is short,
[the] art long,
opportunity fleeting,
experiment dangerous,
judgment difficult.”
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“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest 
of human blessings, and learn how by his own 
thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.”
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“That which is used - develops. That which is not used wastes away.”
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“Everything in excess Is opposed by nature.”
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“The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.”
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“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a mater of opportunity.”
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“There are, in effect, two things, to know and to believe one knows; to know is science; to believe one knows is ignorance.”
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“Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.”
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“Ars longa, vita brevis”
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“The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future — must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.”
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“All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly, but if unused they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.”
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“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.”
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“The art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult.”
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“Eunuchs do not take the gout, nor become bald.”
Hippocrates, The Works of Hippocrates
“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”
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“It’s more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”
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“Life is short, the art long.”
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“The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.”
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“Ars longa vita brevis”
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