45 Inspirational Hippocrates Quotes To Change Your Mindset

1. “It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.” ~ Hippocrates

2. “The physician must have at his command a certain ready wit, as dourness is repulsive both to the healthy and the sick.” ~ Hippocrates

3. “The heart is an exceedingly strong muscle. … It contains two separate cavities.” ~ Hippocrates

4. “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” ~ Hippocrates

5. “Life is short, the art long.” ~ Hippocrates

6. “There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.” ~ Hippocrates

7. “Any man who is intelligent must, on considering that health is of the utmost value to human beings, have the personal understanding necessary to help himself in diseases and be able to understand and to judge what physicians say and what they administer to his body, being versed in each of these matters to a degree reasonable for a layman.” ~ Hippocrates

8. “An insolent reply from a polite person is a bad sign.” ~ Hippocrates

9. “Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.” ~ Hippocrates

10. “Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from small daily sins against Nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear.” ~ Hippocrates

11. “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a mater of opportunity.” ~ Hippocrates

12. “The forms of diseases are many, and the healing of them is manifold.” ~ Hippocrates

13. “Let food be thy your medicine” ~ Hippocrates

14. “The art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult.” ~ Hippocrates

15. “Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.” ~ Hippocrates

16. “If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.” ~ Hippocrates

17. “The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.” ~ Hippocrates

18. “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.” ~ Hippocrates

19. “Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.” ~ Hippocrates

20. “And if an incision of the temple is made on the left, spasm seizes the parts on the right, while if the incision is on the right, spasm seizes the parts on the left.” ~ Hippocrates

21. “The function of protecting and developing health must rank even above that of restoring it when it is impaired.” ~ Hippocrates

22. “Walking is man’s best medicine.” ~ Hippocrates

23. “If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool.” ~ Hippocrates

24. “From nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations.” ~ Hippocrates

25. “As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.” ~ Hippocrates

26. “First of all, a natural talent is required; for when Nature opposes, everything else is in vain; but when Nature leads the way to what is most excellent, instruction in the art takes place.” — Hippocrates

27. “It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.” ~ Hippocrates

28. “Idleness and lack of occupation tend – nay are dragged – towards evil.” ~ Hippocrates

29. “If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.” ~ Hippocrates

30. “That which is used – develops. That which is not used wastes away.” ~ Hippocrates

31. “The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage every day.” ~ Hippocrates

32. “Our food should be our medicine, and our medicine should be our food.” ~ Hippocrates

33. “Physicians are many in title, but very few in reality.” ~ Hippocrates

34. “Life is short, and the Art long; the occasion fleeting; experience fallacious and judgment difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate.” ~ Hippocrates

35. “Science begets knowledge; opinion, ignorance.” ~ Hippocrates

36. “To really know is science; to merely believe you know is ignorance.” ~ Hippocrates

37. “Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.” ~ Hippocrates

38. “Ars longa, vita brevis. Art is long, life is short.” ~ Hippocrates

39. “Opposites are cures for opposites.” ~ Hippocrates

40. “I also maintain that clear knowledge of natural science must be acquired, in the first instance, through mastery of medicine alone.” ~ Hippocrates

41. “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” ~ Hippocrates

42. “The life so short, the craft so long to learn.” ~ Hippocrates

43. “The brain of man, like that of all animals is double, being parted down its centre by a thin membrane. For this reason, pain is not always felt in the same part of the head, but sometimes on one side, sometimes on the other, and occasionally all over.” ~ Hippocrates

44. “The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~ Hippocrates

45. “We must turn to nature itself, to the observations of the body in health and in disease, to learn the truth.” ~ Hippocrates

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