9 Quotes by Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine

Hippocrates  - Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.

  • “Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.”
  • “It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.”
  • “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.”
  • “I also maintain that clear knowledge of natural science must be acquired, in the first instance, through mastery of medicine alone.”
  • “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
  • “Even when all is known, the care of a man is not yet complete, because eating alone will not keep a man well; he must also take exercise. For food and exercise, while possessing opposite qualities, yet work together to produce health.”
  • “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.”
  • “That which is used – develops. That which is not used wastes away.”
  • “The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.”

Hippocrates (460 – 370 BC)


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