Medicine Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

Truth in medicine is an unattainable goal, and the art as described in books is far beneath the knowledge of an experienced and thoughtful physician.

Al - Razi

The remedy is worse than the disease.

Francis Bacon

There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure.

Bernard Mannes Baruch

Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism.

Samuel Butler

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.


Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.


Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.

Elizabeth Kenny

We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffering.

Elisabeth Kubler - Ross

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.

Thomas Mann

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.


Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.


Prevention of disease must become the goal of every physician.

Henry E. Sigerist

A man is as old as his arteries.

Thomas Sydenham

Medical education is not completed at the medical school: it is only begun.

William H. Welch