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Quotes About Doctors

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Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.  ~ Erma Bombeck


My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.  ~ Orson Welles


One doctor makes work for another.  ~ English proverb


The physician should look upon the patient as a besieged city and try to rescue him with every means that art and science place at his command.  ~ Alexander of Tralles


The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.  ~ Plato


People pay the doctor for his trouble; for his kindness they still remain in his debt.  ~ Seneca


If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill.  ~ African proverb


A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill.  ~ Martin H. Fischer


No doctor is better than three.  ~ German proverb


The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.  ~
Arthur Schopenhauer


The fact that your patient gets well does not prove that your diagnosis was correct.  ~ Samuel J. Meltzer


The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.  ~ Thomas Edison


A smart mother makes often a better diagnosis than a poor doctor.  ~ August Bier


The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease.  ~ French proverb


A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession.  ~ Martin H. Fischer


But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.  ~
William Julius Wilson


When fate arrives the physician becomes a fool.  ~ Arabic proverb


Each patient ought to feel somewhat the better after the physician's visit, irrespective of the nature of the illness.  ~ Warfield Theobald Longcope


A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man — he must view the man in his world.  ~ Harvey Cushing


The doctor may also learn more about the illness from the way the patient tells the story than from the story itself.  ~ James B. Herrick


A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion.  ~ Martin H. Fischer


No man is a good doctor who has never been sick himself.  ~ Chinese proverb


I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course.  ~
Groucho Marx


I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.  ~
Henny Youngman


He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust.  ~ Don Herold


'Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art.  ~ Ovid


When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.  ~
Rodney Dangerfield


A half doctor near is better than a whole one far away.  ~ German proverb


A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier's office.  ~ Francis O'Walsh


I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.  ~ James H. Boren