Top 418 Medicine Quotes

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“I went to the Technion and studied with Avram Hershko. I found it more exciting than practicing medicine.”

― Aaron Ciechanover

“I’m the daughter of two Indian immigrant doctors, and I have an older sister and younger brother, and none of us have pursued medicine as a career. We’re all over the artistic side of things.”

― Aarti Mann

“My desire to be a physician had a lot to do with that sense of medicine as a ministry of healing, not just a science. And not even just a science and an art, but also a calling, also a ministry.”

― Abraham Verghese

“Medicine, you see, is my first love; whether I write fiction or nonfiction, and even when it has nothing to do with medicine, it’s still about medicine. After all, what is medicine but life plus? So I write about life.”

― Abraham Verghese

“In writing, as in medicine, there are no short cuts. You need stamina.”

― Abraham Verghese

“I probably worked every single entertainment medium, including some that don’t exist. I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show, I worked 18 years of radio.”

― Al Lewis

“The media are obsessed with spin doctors and with portraying them as a bad thing, yet seem addicted to our medicine.”

― Alastair Campbell

“When the Negro musician or dancer swings the blues, he is fulfilling the same fundamental existential requirement that determines the mission of the poet, the priest and the medicine man.”

― Albert Murray

“In regards to core training, I try to incorporate the medicine ball whenever possible. As a baseball player, there is a lot of twisting and turning that I will do. Keeping my abs strong is as important as anything else.”

― Albert Pujols

“God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.”

― Aldous Huxley

“The difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics is a bit like the difference between biology and medicine. Knowing that certain genes increase the risk of cancer is relatively easy. Figuring out exactly which people will get sick, or how to cure them, is a lot more complicated.”

― Alex Berenson

“Insurance companies pay big bucks for procedures but next to nothing for patient consultations and preventive medicine, which is what most medicine is.”

― Alex Gibney

“If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we’d look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years.”

― Alfred Kazin

“I actually completely suck at being a bioethicist. What I do is history of medicine and patient advocacy. Patient advocacy is actually the opposite of bioethics, because bioethicists are the people who increasingly set up and justify the systems we patient advocates have to fight.”

― Alice Dreger

“I do work half time as a historian of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and I started my career with work in the 19th century.”

― Alice Dreger

“Using medicine in the service of cosmesis is generally bad for patients, bad for doctors, and bad for democracy. The only exceptions are when we know the intervention will actually reduce suffering, as with a primary cleft lip repair.”

― Alice Dreger

“Sometimes movies really are the best medicine.”

― Alice Hoffman

“In the seventeenth century, the science of medicine had not wholly cut asunder from astrology and necromancy; and the trusting Christian still believed in some occult influences, chiefly planetary, which governed not only his crops but his health and life.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“I’m the cofounder of Keep a Child Alive. We provide medicine for families affected by HIV and AIDS in places like Africa and India.”

― Alicia Keys

“I did a term at Cambridge University studying medicine, so I could potentially have followed in Mum and Dad’s footsteps and become a doctor.”

― Alistair Brownlee

“I’ve been known to do lunges down hotel hallways. I also like to use the ice bucket in the hotel room as a medicine ball.”

― Amy Jo Martin

“With the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, American taxpayers shouldn’t be footing the bill for medicine going to waste.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I’ve been practicing Ayurvedic medicine, and I’ve read the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ and Rumi, and these are very important.”

― Andie MacDowell

“’The Knick’ is set in New York during the 1990s, and it takes place around a hospital called The Knickerbocker. It’s about a team of surgeons and nurses who are on the cutting edge of medicine.”

― Andre Holland

“I think I don’t want to use drugs or medicine, so nothing. The only way is to go on stage and to hope.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I was almost on the verge of studying medicine. But then, I realised I would have to give up singing. That is when it dawned on me that I could have a career in music.”

― Andrea Jeremiah

“I’m not against high-tech medicine. It has a secure place in the diagnosis and treatment of serious disease.”

― Andrew Weil

“By keeping my hand in that, it’s the way I keep learning. The main way you learn in medicine is by practicing and working with patients.”

― Andrew Weil

“There is huge merit in both Eastern and Western medicine, and I’ve taken a little bit from both.”

― Ann Romney

“We have finally started to notice that there is real curative value in local herbs and remedies. In fact, we are also becoming aware that there are little or no side effects to most natural remedies, and that they are often more effective than Western medicine.”

― Anne Wilson Schaef

“As the knowledge around personalized medicine continues to grow, consumers should expect their healthcare providers to begin to incorporate genetic information into their treatments and preventative care.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“Making personalized medicine a reality will require a strong partnership between 23andMe and the physician and medical communities.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“Our approach to medicine is very 19th-century. We are still in the dark ages. We really need to get to the molecular level so that we are no longer groping about in the dark.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“Pythagoras said that medicine is the most godlike of arts. But if the most godlike, it should tend to the soul as well as the body, or else a living thing must be unhealthy, being diseased in its higher part.”

― Apollonius of Tyana

“No matter how counter-intuitive it may seem, basic research has proven over and over to be the lifeline of practical advances in medicine.”

― Arthur Kornberg

“Without advances, medicine regresses and reverts to witchcraft.”

― Arthur Kornberg

“As an independent person, I find it difficult being dependent for everything, for even my food and medicine, to the prison authorities. I have had to fight through the courts for everything, including even physiotherapy, which is my right under the jail manual.”

― Asif Ali Zardari

“I think the extreme complexity of medicine has become more than an individual clinician can handle. But not more than teams of clinicians can handle.”

― Atul Gawande

“I think we are faced in medicine with the reality that we have to be willing to talk about our failures and think hard about them, even despite the malpractice system. I mean, there are things that we can do to make that system better.”

― Atul Gawande

“Expertise is the mantra of modern medicine.”

― Atul Gawande

“I’m the chief science officer of a foundation that works on the application of regenerative medicine to the problem of aging.”

― Aubrey de Grey

“Positive characterizations are complex characterizations. That’s all we need to know. They shouldn’t be saccharine. They shouldn’t feel like medicine.”

― Ava DuVernay

“Oh gosh, I’m completely allergic to historical dramas. Particularly those around the civil-rights movement. It’s not my favorite thing to watch. So often they feel like medicine. Or not even a history lesson, because I really like history. Just… obligatory.”

― Ava DuVernay

“Therefore in medicine we ought to know the causes of sickness and health.”

― Avicenna

“Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.”

― B. R. Ambedkar

“Let us not say that we will decide on a political basis at the national level that no State is competent to regulate the practice of medicine in that State if they decide to allow a doctor to prescribe marijuana, because that is what we are talking about.”

― Barney Frank

“The regulation of medicine has been a State function.”

― Barney Frank

“In high school I had B’s and C’s, not too many A’s, but I must have done well on that medical school test, and I must have had some charisma in the interview, so I ended up in medicine. Being a general practitioner was all I aspired to.”

― Barry Marshall

“In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy.”

― Bela Lugosi

“There are many differences between medicine and teaching, but they have much in common. Both involve craft and personal expertise, learned through experience; but both can be informed by the experience of others.”

― Ben Goldacre

“Alternative therapists don’t kill many people, but they do make a great teaching tool for the basics of evidence-based medicine, because their efforts to distort science are so extreme.”

― Ben Goldacre

“Yes, the concept that blunt-force trauma of the head causes brain damage is a generally accepted principle of medicine. That is why I was so appalled by the NFL doctors who were denying my work.”

― Bennet Omalu

“Nanotechnology in medicine is going to have a major impact on the survival of the human race.”

― Bernard Marcus

“Medicine is a very tough thing. I mean, everyone is going to die. Sooner or later. That’s a tough thing to face.”

― Bernie Siegel

“Mind-body medicine should not be an ‘alternative,’ nor should complementary and integrative medicine be something doctors are not exposed to during their training.”

― Bernie Siegel

“I believe gelato is meant to be treated as medicine and taken daily as a prescription.”

― Betsy Brandt

“On the third stage is used for medicine, it is not known to the public.”

― Betty Hill

“I’ve worked with Morris Animal Foundation for more than 40 years now, and I’m so proud of all they’ve done to advance veterinary medicine for animals worldwide.”

― Betty White

“So many people are stealing Bikram Yoga. It’s like you’re practicing medicine, but you’re not a doctor.”

― Bikram Choudhury

“Professionalism in medicine has given us medial miracles for the affluent but hospitals that will charge $35 for aspirin.”

― Bill James

“With modern medicine prolonging life no matter what condition you’re in, it seems like we’re working towards immortality by science.”

― Bill Pullman

“I’m thankful for the incredible advances in medicine that have taken place during my lifetime. I almost certainly wouldn’t still be here if it weren’t for them.”

― Billy Graham

“You may not know it now, if you studied communications or engineering, law or medicine, business or classics: you’re a storyteller, too.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“Making sure that people have access to preventive medicine for the first time ever as a nation? That’s a big deal.”

― Brad Schneider

“When patients reject official advice and proved medicine, they become more susceptible to quackery.”

― Carl Hart

“I would put belly laughing at the top of my highlights list. They always say that laughter is the best medicine.”

― Carol Vorderman

“Fortunately, most religious people accept medicine as a gift from God and reap the benefits of both realms.”

― Caroline Fraser

“All medicine is made to make you better. If it did the opposite, it would be malpractice.”

― Chael Sonnen

“To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance.”

― Charles Babbage

“Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“Anyone can look through my sketchbooks as long as they don’t have a background in psychiatric medicine.”

― Chris Riddell

“In spite of the advances of medicine, deathly epidemics are more menacing than ever before.”

― Christian de Duve

“I am a Professor of Psychology at Palo Alto University and a Research Psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine.”

― Christine Blasey Ford

“I earned a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2009.”

― Christine Blasey Ford

“I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.”

― Christopher Atkins

“In the brute physical world, and the one encompassed by medicine, there are all too many things that could kill you, don’t kill you, and then leave you considerably weaker.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“I tell myself that water is my medicine and that to stay well, I have to drink a gallon of it every day.”

― Ciara

“Any time I find medicine that’s helpful, I share it with everyone I know.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself. He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine; so he became a pharmacist, but he believed in that hardly more.”

― Claude Chabrol

“I believe one day nano-robots will play an important role in medicine.”

― Colin Angle

“I was appalled at the amount of study necessary in order to qualify in medicine, and gradually my desire was blunted by a keener – and secret – wish to become an actor.”

― Conrad Veidt

“If one of you pass out and go to the emergency room, the hospital has to see you. But when you go to the emergency room, you’ve had a stroke, or you’ve had a heart attack. If you had preventative medicine, you could maybe be taking your high blood pressure medicine so you wouldn’t have a stroke and cut down the costs.”

― Corrine Brown

“Is it really that important? It’s just television, for God’s sake. It’s not medicine or something.”

― Craig Ferguson

“The interpretation of medicine today is ‘do your clinical values fall within a normal range?’ Everything in the globe right now is in the law of averages, which mean absolutely nothing to individuals.”

― Craig Venter

“I’ve made money by just trying to do world-class science. That’s the goal that we’re setting at Celera. If we do world-class science and create new medicine paradigms, the money will more than follow at a corporate level and at a personal level.”

― Craig Venter

“Society and medicine treat us all as members of populations, whereas as individuals we are all unique, and population statistics do not apply.”

― Craig Venter

“Preventative medicine has to be the direction we go in. For example, if colon cancer is detected early – because a person knew he had a genetic risk and was having frequent exams – the surgery is relatively inexpensive and average survival is far greater than 10 years.”

― Craig Venter

“Age is the biggest risk factor for many diseases. You’re 100 times more likely to get a tumor at age 65 than age 35. It makes a huge difference. It gives a whole new meaning to preventive medicine.”

― Cynthia Kenyon

“Colleges will try to get the good students. That’s the way to go. When I chaired my department of Materials Engineering at the Technion in 1990, we started a program for which we set the bar very high. It was the highest at the Technion, above electrical engineering and medicine.”

― Dan Shechtman

“New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer’s, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine.”

― Daniel Akaka

“I wish I had never got manic depression. When I was in junior high, I didn’t know what was the matter with me. It was as if I’d died or something. Now that I go to a clinic and get the right kind of medicine, I am not as depressed as I used to be.”

― Daniel Johnston

“We’re moving to this integration of biomedicine, information technology, wireless and mobile now – an era of digital medicine. Even my stethoscope is now digital. And of course, there’s an app for that.”

― Daniel Kraft

“England has a long history of supporting alternative medicine – maybe it’s because they don’t have such a strong pharmaceutical industry in England, and homeopathy has been taught and promoted there for hundreds of years.”

― Dasha Zhukova

“In other industries, value is defined by the ultimate stakeholder – the one who benefits, or not, from the service. We should do the same in medicine.”

― Dave deBronkart

“Please, let patients help improve healthcare. Let patients help steer our decisions, strategic and practical. Let patients help define what value in medicine is.”

― Dave deBronkart

“As I’ve met clinicians in my travels, time after time I’ve been inspired to hear why people went into medicine: to apply their way-above-average minds (and hearts) to work that’s beyond most people’s capacity, and perhaps save a few lives.”

― Dave deBronkart

“We have to play ‘Livin’ on a Prayer,’ ‘Bad Medicine.’ We have to play them, and we want to play them, and that’s what we’re supposed to do. It’s like going to see The Beatles and them not playing your favorite song. It’s not the right thing to do.”

― David Bryan

“Entertainment has to come hand in hand with a little bit of medicine.”

― David Fincher

“The predicate of modern medicine is, ‘We invalidate your humanity, but we give you immortality, so you have to shut up and listen to us.’”

― David Milch

“Food is medicine. We can actually change our gene expressions with the foods we eat.”

― David Perlmutter

“If you want to get out of medicine the fullest enjoyment, be students all your lives.”

― David Riesman

“What we know about American medicine is that our supply of health-care professionals is not equally distributed. In rural areas, we have severe shortages.”

― David Shulkin

“My career goal is to work as a liaison between organized medicine, government, and third-party payers.”

― David Shulkin

“Reimbursement is a major determinant of how medicine is practiced. When reimbursement changes, so do medical practice and medical education.”

― Dean Ornish

“There’s a tendency to dismiss anything having to do with love and intimacy in medicine because it’s hard to measure.”

― Dean Ornish

“I am not really sure how I got interested in medicine.”

― Debi Thomas

“Humour is the be-all and end-all medicine of human existence.”

― Debra Granik

“Preventive medicine isn’t part of a physician’s everyday routine, which is spent dispensing drugs and performing surgery.”

― Deepak Chopra

“Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively.”

― Deepak Chopra

“If insurance companies paid for lifestyle-management classes, they would save huge sums of money. We need to see that alternative medicine is now mainstream.”

― Deepak Chopra

“I went to school at Colorado State. I finished my degree in pre-medicine and nutrition with aspirations of actually going to graduate school in medicine, which I didn’t.”

― Derek Theler

“Scores of Congolese die each day unnecessarily due to the lack of access to healthcare and modern medicine.”

― Dikembe Mutombo

“As long as they are medicated the right way with the asthma medicine they won’t have any problems.”

― Dominique Wilkins

“Fashion is all about happiness. It’s fun. It’s important. But it’s not medicine.”

― Donatella Versace

“Arizona has excellent medical schools, both public and private, and it is critical that we create an environment that keeps medical students in Arizona to practice medicine once they complete medical school and their residency programs.”

― Doug Ducey

“One area where the state can be more effective in addressing the doctor shortage is to focus on making sure that Arizona is a friendly environment for doctors and those wishing to practice medicine.”

― Doug Ducey

“Why is it we never get our bad medicine in small doses?”

― Edmund H. North

“Medicine has changed greatly in the last decades. Widespread vaccinations have practically eradicated many illnesses, at least in western Europe and the United States. The use of chemotherapy, especially the antibiotics, has contributed to an ever decreasing number of fatalities in infectious diseases.”

― Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“I don’t have a medicine cabinet.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“Challenges in medicine are moving from ‘Treat the symptoms after the house is on fire’ to ‘Can we preserve the house intact?’”

― Elizabeth Blackburn

“I don’t expect to get yesterday’s medicine. If I can help it, I’d like to get tomorrow’s medicine.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“My job is to stay alive until the medicine and research catch up.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“I studied the sciences up until going to college, and I was either going to do medicine or drama. I chose drama, but I come from a whole line of doctors.”

― Elizabeth Henstridge

“Anywhere from 40% to 60% of people, when they’re given a requisition by a doctor to go get tested, don’t, because they’re scared of needles or the locations are inconvenient or the cost is too high. And if you’re not even getting tested, how is it possible that we’re going to move toward an era of preventive medicine?”

― Elizabeth Holmes

“Medicine is so fascinating.”

― Ellen Pompeo

“Seldom in the history of medicine has the recognition of the most effective cure followed as swiftly on the heels of the discovery of a disease as the establishment of the complete effectiveness of iodothyrin and thyroidin followed the recognition of cachexia thyreopriva.”

― Emil Theodor Kocher

“Carl von Rokitansky is one of the founders of scientific medicine and systematized it, looking at what the clinical symptoms mean. The medicine we practice today, which is infinitely more sophisticated, is Rokitansky’s medicine.”

― Eric Kandel

“If you’re sick, you should be able to see a doctor. And if you’re seen, you should be able to afford the bill and your medicine without going broke. There is absolutely nothing radical about this.”

― Eric Swalwell

“The ability to diagnose an imminent heart attack has long been considered the holy grail of cardiovascular medicine.”

― Eric Topol

“Medicine is still all about treating populations, not people – one-size-fits all treatments and diagnoses.”

― Eric Topol

“I no longer practice medicine, but I can say that, for me, medicine was easier – and certainly less emotionally turbulent – than writing.”

― Ethan Canin

“When you’re in medicine – especially when you’re a resident in a public hospital – you feel like you’re doing your part. But not when you’re a writer.”

― Ethan Canin

“Medicine ended up being the best thing I ever did for my writing.”

― Ethan Canin

“I like medicine. Even if I was selling a million books a year, I would still be a doctor.”

― Ethan Canin

“Medicine is a supremely useful profession. Fiction writing is not.”

― Ethan Canin

“We’ve been using vaccination in some form for hundreds of years now. We have almost nothing in our modern medicine that we’ve been using that long, and it’s been consistently productive even though, you know, the older vaccines were much more dangerous than vaccines we’re using now.”

― Eula Biss

“Music really is our daily medicine.”

― Evelyn Glennie

“Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia have been profound ethical issues confronting doctors since the birth of Western medicine, more than 2,000 years ago.”

― Ezekiel Emanuel

“I have always admired teachers because teaching, like the priesthood, medicine and writing, is a vocation. You don’t become a teacher because you want wealth. It is the same with writing.”

― F. Sionil Jose

“So from the housing standpoint, steady as you go, I think, would be the best medicine.”

― Franklin Raines

“Initially I had intended to study medicine, but before going to University I had decided that I would be better suited to a career in which I could concentrate my activities and interests more on a single goal than appeared to be possible in my father’s profession.”

― Frederick Sanger

“Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.”

― George Balanchine

“You should have personalized genomics, personalized physiology, personalized medicine, where each person’s different, and each body is an integrated whole.”

― George M. Church

“I’m a champion for personal differences. I have no sympathy for drug companies that can’t figure out how to make personalized medicine. We could generalize that to ‘All society should be much more personalized.’”

― George M. Church

“A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.”

― George Matthew Adams

“The kind of doctor I want is one who when he’s not examining me is home studying medicine.”

― George S. Kaufman

“There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine.”

― Gerald F. Lieberman

“Although I completed two years of internship in various small hospitals, I decided against continuing my medical training. I was much more fascinated by the unsolved problems of medicine than by practicing it.”

― Gunter Blobel

“After briefly considering whether to study biology or medicine, I opted for medicine and initiated my studies at the University of Bonn. The first two years were particularly hard, since I simultaneously decided to attend lectures and courses in biology as well.”

― Harald zur Hausen

“In preparation for a career in academic medicine, I worked as a medical house officer at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital from 1966 to 1968 and then joined Ira Pastan’s laboratory at the National Institutes of Health as a Clinical Associate.”

― Harold E. Varmus

“I begin with the premise that behavior is an incredibly important element in medicine. People’s habits, their willingness to quit smoking, their willingness to take steps to avoid transmission of HIV, are all behavioral questions.”

― Harold E. Varmus

“I spent my childhood trying to express myself, and I was not very good at it. In my town, most kids would take up engineering or medicine or something else, but acting was not an option.”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“I have a Bachelor in medicine, a Bachelor in surgery, and I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.”

― Hasnat Khan

“Throughout our history we have been tireless advocates for expanding access to high-quality, affordable medicine. This is especially true in the area of HIV/AIDS.”

― Heather Bresch

“No one was talking about price decreases, but that does happen in the industry to keep medicine affordable.”

― Heather Bresch

“Surgical Anatomy is, to the student of medicine and surgery, the most essential branch of anatomical science, having reference more especially to an accurate knowledge of the more important regions, and consisting in the application of anatomy generally to the practice of surgery.”

― Henry Gray

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.”

― Hippocrates

“Walking is man’s best medicine.”

― Hippocrates

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

― Hippocrates

“I always thought when I left medicine it would just be a one-year timeout and I’d go back, but that’s now turned into many more.”

― Holly Branson

“I trained very hard to get into medicine, so I won’t say I’ll never go back to it.”

― Holly Branson

“I have always stuck up for Western medicine. You can chew all the celery you want, but without antibiotics, three quarters of us would not be here.”

― Hugh Laurie

“The wonderful thing about modern medicine is that so many of these complaints that used to signify old age and decline can be coped with.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I always wanted to be a writer. Maybe, had I been brought up in another generation, I might have just gone into writing rather than medicine – which is not to say that I didn’t also have a great attraction towards the idea of being a healer. Fortunately, I’ve been able to combine the two in ways I could never possibly have imagined.”

― Irvin D. Yalom

“Medicine also disregards national boundaries.”

― Irving Langmuir

“It is good medicine to go to a concert hall and forget the harshness of what’s going on. It can be a very positive thing.”

― Itzhak Perlman

“Medicine was certainly intended to be a career. I wanted to become a psychiatrist, an adolescent ambition which, of course, is fulfilled by many psychiatrists.”

― J. G. Ballard

“Medicine was certainly intended to be a career. I wanted to become a psychiatrist, an adolescent ambition which, of course, is fulfilled by many psychiatrists. The doctor/psychiatrist figures in my writing are alter egos of a kind, what I would have been had I not become a writer – a personal fantasy that I’ve fed into my fiction.”

― J. G. Ballard

“My 80-year-old mother will not buy her heart medicine because it cost more than she can pay with social security. She is America.”

― Jack Bowman

“If we work so hard and put all the money in the hospital to buy medicine – it will be a disaster. Why we should work? So without a healthy environment of this Earth, no matter how much money you make, no matter how wonderful you are, you have a bad disaster.”

― Jack Ma

“One time, I palmed some medicine balls, just because people wanted to see if I could do it.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“Do I need to know about medicine to solve the health problem in Brazil? Do I need to know about agriculture to advance the agribusiness?”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence.”

― James Bryce

“I decided to make pictures of fragments, images that would spill off the canvas instead of recede into it like a medicine cabinet. I wanted to find images that were in a ‘nether-nether-land’: things that were a little out of style but hadn’t reached the point of nostalgia.”

― James Rosenquist

“One of the major lessons in all of biochemistry, cell biology and molecular medicine is that when proteins operate at the sub cellular level, they behave in a certain way as if they’re mechanical machinery.”

― James Rothman

“My personal medicine bundle is my backpack that I have at the top of the course. Each person’s medicine bundle is different and sacred and not to be spoken of. I have some goodies in my bundle. And my power stone is a quartz crystal that I love and wear almost every day.”

― Jamie Anderson

“Homeopathy – an invention of the Father of Lies! I have tried it and found it wanting. I would swallow their whole doles’ medicine chest for sixpence, and be sure of finding myself neither better nor worse for it.”

― Jane Welsh Carlyle

“Laughter is the best medicine – unless you’re diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.”

― Jasper Carrott

“The silencing of the rainforests is a double deforestation, not only of trees but a deforestation of the mind’s music, medicine and knowledge.”

― Jay Griffiths

“The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.”

― Jay Leno

“Medicine men live in caves.”

― Jean-Michel Basquiat

“There’s a classic medical aphorism: ‘Listen to the patient; they’re telling you the diagnosis.’ Actually, a lot of patients are just telling you a lot of rubbish, and you have to stop them and ask the pertinent questions. But, yes, in both drama and medicine, isolated facts can accumulate to create the narrative.”

― Jed Mercurio

“In medicine, all over the world, there are always going to be mistakes made.”

― Jeremy Hunt

“It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form.”

― Jerome K. Jerome

“Ultimately, Congressional medicine is like veterinary medicine: It must be strong enough to work, and tasty enough to swallow.”

― Jim Cooper

“I’m taking special treatments for the cancer in my brain and in my liver. Part of the liver was removed, and they did the treatment on four places in my brain with radiation. And now I’m taking a long-term medicine that stimulates my own immune system to fight against cancer.”

― Jimmy Carter

“Medicine is no longer looking at organs. It looks at the processes inside the cell.”

― Joachim Frank

“Food is really and truly the most effective medicine.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“Music is the medicine of the mind.”

― John A. Logan

“For 25 years practicing medicine, I never asked anybody if they were a Republican or a Democratic or an independent and asked if they had insurance or not. I took care of everybody.”

― John Barrasso

“I started the nuclear medicine laboratory at UW Hospitals in 1959 and trained radiology residents in the field. It was 1965 before they found a trained MD (doctor) to take over my role.”

― John Cameron

“If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics and they like working with people and communicate well with others, I would strongly encourage them.”

― John Cameron

“It’s O.K. if you’ve got a smartphone app or a social network, and you go live with it before it’s ready; people aren’t going to die. But with medicine, it’s different.”

― John Carreyrou

“I find the medicine worse than the malady.”

― John Fletcher

“Patience is the best medicine.”

― John Florio

“My latter schooldays and my university days were during the war, when science – physics, in particular – was a very important and glamorous subject. A lot of us felt that if we couldn’t get into science, we might try engineering or medicine.”

― John Henry Carver

“Too often, low-income Americans must choose between paying for medicine and having their heat shut off.”

― John Hickenlooper

“It is an incontrovertible fact that if we want to make progress in basic areas of medicine and biology, we are going to have to use animals.”

― John O’Keefe

“If I had to pick a favorite album, ‘El Malo’ would be one of them. That music is good old-fashioned medicine.”

― John Ortiz

“If medicine was practiced in 1965 the way it’s practiced today, there’s no question that prescriptions would have been included in Medicare.”

― John Podesta

“My sense is that we’re ready for another industrial revolution in this country. The great minds and innovators of Silicon Valley would come through China and say, The pipeline is full of ideas – there’s personalized medicine, biotechnology, new forms to power ourselves, clean energy, etc., etc.”

― Jon Huntsman, Jr.

“I started the Stress Reduction Clinic in 1979. The idea of bringing Buddhist meditation without the Buddhism into the mainstream of medicine was tantamount to the Visigoths being at the gates about to tear down the citadel of Western civilization.”

― Jon Kabat-Zinn

“The ‘find it, fix it ‘model of medicine doesn’t work any more. The U.S. healthcare system is bankrupting the country, bankrolling the insurance companies and exhausting healthcare staff. And despite all that, we are ranked 50th in the world for life expectancy.”

― Jon Kabat-Zinn

“The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out. It makes the United States look very bad here. And much more like an occupation force than it did before.”

― Jon Lee Anderson

“Many students graduate from college and professional schools, including those of social work, nursing, medicine, teaching and law, with crushing debt burdens.”

― Jon Porter

“Unfortunately, I have two facets to my makeup, and that is both scientific and artistic. By doing medicine, I was only answering one of those sides.”

― Jonathan LaPaglia

“I wasn’t driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity.”

― Jonathan Miller

“If we become ill, modern medicine can work healing miracles.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Modern medicine uses imaging ‘windows’ such as magnetic resonance imaging scanners to bring into view otherwise unseen vital information that skilled physicians can use for the benefit of their patients.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain’t gout.”

― Josh Billings

“My father used to administer herbal medicine for free. But I can’t give drugs for free. So the next best thing is to give it at as low a price as possible.”

― Kallam Anji Reddy

“If not for the success that medicine has made, I might be part of a much different story right now.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.”

― Karl Marx

“I studied at a grammar school and later at the University of Vienna in the Faculty of Medicine.”

― Karl von Frisch

“The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.”

― Kate Millett

“I wasn’t sued out of medicine, I wasn’t arbitrated out of the profession.”

― Ken Jeong

“The basic thing with adventure medicine or extreme medicine is that you are going to places where humans don’t belong and people will certainly get into trouble.”

― Kenneth Kamler

“I chose a career in medicine because I wanted a tangible skill with which to serve people. And so my role as a physician is my attempt to do that.”

― Kent Brantly

“Socialized medicine allows a nation to exclude a U.S. product from its market if the U.S. firm does not make generous enough price concessions. Accordingly, what has developed is a system within which U.S. firms make large profits on new drugs in the U.S. market, but very low profits on sales everywhere else.”

― Kevin Hassett

“Medicine and writing are natural companions.”

― Kevin Patterson

“I will say that there is an inordinate amount of medicine in my novels, especially the first one. There are a lot of medical things that happen. A hip fracture, three different kinds of lung cancer, pneumonia, blood poisoning, and so on.”

― Khaled Hosseini

“A merry heart doeth good like medicine.”

― King Solomon

“There’s a certain visual grammar you’ve got to stick in. For example, if a character has just woken up, draw him in his pajamas with the bed a bit rumpled. Or if he’s ill, draw little bottles with red crosses on that immediately communicate medicine, and a box of tissues.”

― Korky Paul

“And it’s sort of an old-fashioned ER, in that it’s very much about the medicine, and how these people cope. There’s very little about the personal lives of the characters.”

― Laura Innes

“We’d like to have immediate answers to all of our questions. I think medicine in particular. I found it frustrating as a physician sometimes to not be able to tell someone exactly why something was happening to them. There are still so many mysteries in medicine.”

― Laurel Clark

“Parents, of course, have concerns and ‘say,’ but they don’t have the right to shield their children from knowledge. That is not a right, any more than they have the right to shield their children from healthcare or medicine.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“The systems approach to biology will be the dominant theme in medicine.”

― Leroy Hood

“I take care of everybody. I’m either hugging you or making sure that you’re not sick, because my backpack has every kind of medicine in it.”

― Leslie Jones

“We’re all amateur investigators. We scan bookshelves, we ogle trinkets left out in the open, we calculate the cost of furniture and study the photographs on display; sometimes we even check out the medicine cabinet.”

― Lisa Lutz

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.”

― Lord Byron

“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.”

― Macklemore

“I don’t have any regrets. I consider myself really privileged to belong to medicine and do what I do. I would do it all again.”

― Magdi Yacoub

“I actually consider myself as totally privileged to be able to serve science and medicine in a global fashion, because science and medicine know no boundaries.”

― Magdi Yacoub

“I don’t ever believe in violence as a kind of medicine.”

― Maggie Nelson

“The best doctors and medicine in the world can’t save you if you don’t do what you’re supposed to do.”

― Magic Johnson

“I see poetry as spiritual medicine.”

― Mahmoud Darwish

“First I was going to be a football player, then after that try to study medicine or engineering. But it was very difficult to do medicine, so I did engineering.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“You see that the people who are drawn to alternative medicine are often fairly healthy and they go to alternative medicine for what I call the ‘symptoms of life.’ Fatigue, joint pains, inability to concentrate, perhaps, the kinds of things that anyone over twenty-five gets at some point.”

― Marcia Angell

“Alternative medicine plays into this exaggerated notion that you can prevent disease simply by doing the right thing.”

― Marcia Angell

“Regulation is necessary to protect our natural environment, keep our food and medicine safe, and ensure fair competition and fair treatment of our workers.”

― Marco Rubio

“Some experts say we are moving back to the pre-antibiotic era. No. This will be a post-antibiotic era. In terms of new replacement antibiotics, the pipeline is virtually dry. A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it. Things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill.”

― Margaret Chan

“There’s a new science out called orthomolecular medicine. You correct the chemical imbalance with amino acids and vitamins and minerals that are naturally in the body.”

― Margot Kidder

“When I found out I was pregnant, the first thing that had to go was the acne medicine and chemical-filled face washes and lotions. I made sure everything was natural and organic, and I started reading blogs by other pregnant women.”

― Marisa Miller

“There are certain games where you have to hold your hands up, take your medicine, and move on to the next one.”

― Mark Hughes

“We have to pay close attention to what we see, and be ready to work with the unexpected according to the basic principles of systems biology and medicine.”

― Mark Hyman

“The way most doctors practice medicine right now isn’t working.”

― Mark Hyman

“Recommending gastric bypass as a national solution for our diabetes epidemic is bad medicine and bad economics.”

― Mark Hyman

“In the case of health information, I spent twenty-five years practicing medicine, and I was all too familiar with the fact that information wasn’t properly shared, so I wouldn’t know exactly what was in the hospital records; patients would be lost. Computerization gives the opportunity to actually get the information much better.”

― Mark Walport

“In medicine, there is always a balance between risk and benefit.”

― Mark Walport

“The practice of medicine is a thinker’s art the practice of surgery a plumber’s.”

― Martin H. Fischer

“Absolutely everything undergoes evolvement – whether it’s technology, journalism, the NFL, medicine.”

― Marv Levy

“For some Chicago expats, food is the medicine that blunts the pain of separation.”

― Mary Schmich

“Before taking up law, I studied medicine for six months and then tried my hand at fashion designing for another six months. I wanted to find something that excited me. Finally, it was law that captured my interest.”

― Mawra Hocane

“I think that we’re beginning to globalize medicine now. You have to take Eastern approaches and bring them to the West, and share West with the East.”

― Mehmet Oz

“Medicine has always been my calling.”

― Mehmet Oz

“Most allopathic doctors think practitioners of alternative medicine are all quacks. They’re not. Often they’re sharp people who think differently about disease.”

― Mehmet Oz

“Medicine grounds me, it centers me, that’s why I continue to do it.”

― Mehmet Oz

“Laughing is a medicine. It releases this amazing stuff.”

― Melissa Etheridge

“A woman brought her child with an abscess in the lower part of the back, and offered as much corn as she could carry for some medicine; we administered to it of course very cheerfully.”

― Meriwether Lewis

“We strive for error-free medicine in a world that is sometimes all too human.”

― Michael C. Burgess

“Conservatives believe that international institutions such as the United Nations are anti-American and anti-Israeli cabals. Progressives do not like the economic medicine that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank force down the throats of developing countries.”

― Michael Ignatieff

“In general, science journalism concerns itself with what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals – Nature, Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine – which set the agenda.”

― Michael Pollan

“I started to write about science and medicine at the ‘Washington Post,’ in the early days of the AIDS epidemic.”

― Michael Specter

“If we want to kill Obamacare and we want to end socialized medicine, it must be done in the next election!”

― Michele Bachmann

“People need medicine and they need therapists.”

― Mickey Rourke

“I have no military application in my research. You know, we are all involved into rehabilitation medicine.”

― Miguel Nicolelis

“Pharmaceuticals have become an increasingly important part of modern medicine, and our seniors shouldn’t have to worry about whether they can afford the medicines they need to stay healthy and maintain their independence.”

― Mike Simpson

“Most people, when they think about going into medicine, they think they have to give up their lives, and I was the prime example that you didn’t need to do that.”

― Mikhail Varshavski

“Originally, I was in high school, and I was studying biology, and I got really interested in the field of medicine. And then, I got a lot of early exposure to it because my father’s a physician, and I saw the relationship that he had with his patients, and it was something that drew my attention to how wonderful the field was.”

― Mikhail Varshavski

“The field of medicine is one you have to have a lot of dedication to enter.”

― Mikhail Varshavski

“At the end of the day, that physician needs to be in the mix telling patients what their habits ought to be and whether or not they should rely on a medicine.”

― Miles D. White

“I got into medicine at university, then deferred a year to see. Then I started acting and just never went back to university.”

― Miranda Otto

“Velano Vascular has developed a simple, game-changing innovation that will improve the way medicine has been practiced for decades.”

― Mitch Kapor

“What is a government supposed to do for its people? To improve the standard of living, to help them get jobs, get kids to schools, and have access to medicine and hospitals. Government may not directly provide these public goods and services, but government must be accountable for whether or not they are delivered to citizens.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“It took a catastrophe of socialized medicine to wake a lot of people up because it affects every single person in America, either directly or indirectly. That’s when you get people’s attention – when it directly affects them.”

― Monica Crowley

“And there are lots of drug companies that are working on cure or medicine.”

― Mort Kondracke

“I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.”

― Muhammad Ali

“I should be a postage stamp, because that’s the only way I’ll ever get licked. I’m beautiful. I’m fast. I’m so mean I make medicine sick. I can’t possibly be beat.”

― Muhammad Ali

“If the U.S. became the undisputed superpower that it is today, it was primarily because of its technology, whether it is in transportation, agriculture, high-tech industry, medicine, etc.”

― N. R. Narayana Murthy

“The State of Israel must be at the forefront of global science – in physics, in mathematics, in medicine, in biology.”

― Naftali Bennett

“The track record of economists in predicting events is monstrously bad. It is beyond simplification; it is like medieval medicine.”

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“I used to perform in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Cold Lake, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Camrose, Kamloops, Kelowna, Surrey, and all over Western Canada for Stampede Wrestling.”

― Natalya Neidhart

“I want to do something in medicine, for sure. I don’t know what, exactly, that entails, but something along those lines.”

― Nathan Chen

“Medicine, anything academic, is a very Persian Iranian route to take in life, in one’s career.”

― Nazanin Boniadi

“Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle.”

― Nell Carter

“It’s fashionable to speak about vulnerable populations in medicine and public policy, but it’s harder to find a more vulnerable population than those who are dying.”

― Nicholas A. Christakis

“Realizing the ways in which we humans may have been inadvertently changing our genes for millennia provides a way for us to begin to think about the inevitable genetic revolution in medicine that is going to allow us to advertently change our genes over centuries and even decades.”

― Nicholas A. Christakis

“Let your Medicine be something of the Nature of the Sign ascending.”

― Nicholas Culpeper

“The fact that healthier lifestyles and advances in medicine mean that we are living longer is actually something to be celebrated.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.”

― Nicolas Chamfort

“In our community, we are encouraged to take up professions like medicine or engineering that offer consistency and job security. Acting is not a ‘real’ profession.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.”

― Ovid

“Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.”

― Ovid

“Medicine is the means by which we poor feeble creatures try to keep from dying or aching.”

― P. T. Barnum

“Medicine, you have to take it. A vitamin is nice to have, but honestly, you can skip it.”

― Paige Craig

“I try to live holistically and avoid conventional medicine.”

― Pamela Sue Martin

“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.”

― Paracelsus

“Medicine rests upon four pillars – philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.”

― Paracelsus

“This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine.”

― Paracelsus

“Perhaps this is because I’m from the generation that grew up watching ‘The Jetsons’ on TV, but I really thought we would be much more advanced in the areas of transportation and medicine.”

― Pat Cadigan

“I entered medicine to use it as a vehicle for social change.”

― Patch Adams

“I didn’t invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is.”

― Patricia Cornwell

“A permanent base on Mars would have a number of advantages beyond being a bonanza for planetary science and geology. If, as some evidence suggests, exotic micro-organisms have arisen independently of terrestrial life, studying them could revolutionise biology, medicine and biotechnology.”

― Paul Davies

“The advent of AIDS circa 1980 has really forced medicine and biology to take enormous steps just for sheer survival. The same way war propels hard technology, AIDS has created wartime conditions in the field of biology that will have all sorts of spin-offs.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“We know from our clinical experience in the practice of medicine that in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, the individual and his background of heredity are just as important, if not more so, as the disease itself.”

― Paul Dudley White

“I critique market-based medicine not because I haven’t seen its heights but because I’ve seen its depths.”

― Paul Farmer

“Now in the 21st century, the boundaries separating chemistry, physics, and medicine have become blurred, and as happened during the Renaissance, scientists are following their curiosities even when they run beyond the formal limits of their training.”

― Peter Agre

“My goal was to develop into an independent research scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench, but I felt that postgraduate residency training in internal medicine was necessary.”

― Peter Agre

“Continuing advances in stem cell medicine will change all of our lives for the better.”

― Peter Jackson

“Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents.”

― Peter Latham

“Common sense is in medicine the master workman.”

― Peter Latham

“The Roots know how to give their audience some medicine without them even realizing it.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.”

― Plutarch

“The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa – slightly off balance.”

― Prince Charles

“No one should ever be forced to choose between food and education, or medicine and shelter when they don’t have the resources. It’s very unfair.”

― Rachel Brosnahan

“I do believe that laughter is the best medicine – it cures everything.”

― Radhika Apte

“The first step to prescribing the right medicine is to recognize the cause of the illness. And, when it comes to what is ailing the global economy, extreme monetary easing has been more cause than cure. The sooner we recognize that, the stronger and more sustainable the global economic recovery will be.”

― Raghuram Rajan

“The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians.”

― Ramakrishna

“Education – much like law or medicine – should be a profession governed by professionals. Unfortunately, too many policies, even those that are well-intentioned, come from the top, leaving out those closest to the classroom, who have the greatest insight into how to provide a high-quality education for all students.”

― Randi Weingarten

“Just like in medicine, when the normal medicine no longer works, one resorts to surgery. And the revolutions is like the surgery: It’s painful, and it’s the last resort for nations.”

― Rashid al-Ghannushi

“I feel like, with how medicine is evolving, something will be out there soon that can help you heal from arthritis. That might be what helps my longevity and pushes me to keep performing.”

― Rey Mysterio

“Both my parents are doctors, so from the time I was a child, I wanted to do medicine.”

― Riaad Moosa

“It is possible in medicine, even when you intend to do good, to do harm instead. That is why science thrives on actively encouraging criticism rather than stifling it.”

― Richard Dawkins

“It’s time to bring tough medicine to Washington. No longer will policy be set by K Street, it will be dictated by Main Street.”

― Rick Perry

“Insurance companies want to make sure that you stay on your medicine.”

― Rick Smolan

“Robotics, manufacturing, medicine, farming, energy – all will be pushed to and beyond their limits and, by so doing, will advance at speeds far faster than without the impetus and challenge of opening a frontier – thus also raising the odds of survival in our favor.”

― Rick Tumlinson

“A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure.”

― Robert Graves

“I’m opposed to Blue Cross telling me how to practice medicine. Or anybody else.”

― Robert J. Bentley

“In medicine, we spend billions each year on doing and a fraction of that amount on listening and reflecting.”

― Robert J. Waldinger

“The other thing that happened was my last military assignment – this was in the air force; I had enlisted in order to avoid being drafted as a private, and of course I only practiced medicine or psychiatry in the air force so I was never in any kind of violent combat.”

― Robert Jay Lifton

“Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.”

― Robert Trout

“Ethics is not routinely taught to science students except in medicine, and I think it should be.”

― Robert Winston

“IVF is very commercial. The people doing it are among the best-paid in medicine: they charge a lot per treatment and it’s not in their interest to make it more effective. Having people fail means that they come back again.”

― Robert Winston

“I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine, which had links with psychology, aggression, behavior, and human affairs.”

― Roger Bannister

“I would have loved to study medicine, but I was lucky to have come into the profession that I loved. I may not have been very good at it, but I loved it.”

― Roger Moore

“Stem cell research can revolutionize medicine, more than anything since antibiotics.”

― Ron Reagan

“It looks as if the NHS will gradually fade away, and we shall go back to a great deal of private medicine.”

― Ruth Rendell

“Someone will eventually succeed in this hunt for a longevity pill, and when they do, one of the greatest advances in the history of medicine will have been achieved.”

― S. Jay Olshansky

“My mother insists women must have financial independence, which is why I completed my degree in medicine.”

― Sai Pallavi

“I was drawn to medicine because I’m fond of serving. In college, we go to the orphanage every week, see patients first-hand.”

― Sai Pallavi

“Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.”

― Samuel Smiles

“One of the biggest challenges to medicine is the incorporation of information technology in our practices.”

― Samuel Wilson

“I completed medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1984.”

― Samuel Wilson

“I would have loved to have gone into diagnostic medicine.”

― Scarlett Johansson

“We do a lot of science on the space station. Over the course of the year, there’ll be 400 to 500 different investigations in all different kinds of disciplines. Some are related to improving life on earth in material science, physics, combustion science, earth sciences, medicine.”

― Scott Kelly

“Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine.”

― Sean Penn

“We should have lifelong monitoring of our vital signs that predict things like skin or pancreatic cancer so we can eradicate it. We should have personalized medicine; there’s a huge amount of innovation possible.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“A second opinion never hurts, not only in medicine, but also in politics.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“Among the great names that adorn the roll of Nobel prize-winners in Medicine is that of Otto Meyerhof, my admired teacher and friend, to whose inspiration, guidance and encouragement I owe so very much.”

― Severo Ochoa

“I treated as few patients as I could as a medical student, and I never practiced medicine.”

― Severo Ochoa

“The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal, part of your being yearns, not for a doctor, but for a medicine man.”

― Shana Alexander

“Ever since Katrina, there has been a proliferation of efforts at the state level and among hospital administrators to come up with guidelines that would help professionals stuck in a situation like this to prioritize patients. These are questions of values much more than they are of medicine or nursing. They’re the province of everybody.”

― Sheri Fink

“I normally hate books that have anything to do with medicine, thanks to my own background in nursing – FYI, almost everybody gets it wrong.”

― Shiloh Walker

“Western medicine was developed for crisis and war, such as if you got shot or wounded, to put the soldier back on the battlefield. It works well for catastrophic situations, but it is absolutely ignorant about prevention and lifestyle.”

― Shiva Ayyadurai

“The promise of energy savings, reduced carbon emissions and affordable lighting was there from the inception. The proliferation of the technology into areas such as displays, automotive, medicine and horticulture was unexpected.”

― Shuji Nakamura

“I do some weightlifting and use medicine balls as well for balance for my core. I want my stomach to look flat. I have to.”

― Sibel Kekilli

“I think that, with homoeopathy, if you get the right mix, it works 20 times quicker than conventional medicine.”

― Sienna Guillory

“Perception plays a vital role in the diagnosis of bipolar illness. Symptoms are perceived through the categories of psychiatric medicine at a given moment in history, categories which are continually shifting and being named or renamed.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“I studied homeopathy for years and years. Herbs and all kinds of acupuncture, acupressure, alternative medicine. I think it’s just better to treat the whole person.”

― Sissy Spacek

“For me, bel canto is medicine for the voice.”

― Sondra Radvanovsky

“Women enjoyed rights in Egypt they would not again enjoy for more than 2,000 years. They owned ships, ran vineyards, filed lawsuits, practiced medicine. Their husbands supported them after divorce. Their power was unprecedented.”

― Stacy Schiff

“My father was a research scientist in tropical medicine, so I always assumed I would be a scientist, too. I felt that medicine was too vague and inexact, so I chose physics.”

― Stephen Hawking

“The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.”

― Stephen Leacock

“I entered the University of Natal as a preliminary-year student in 1966 and stayed on to June 1972, when I was expelled from the university. I was then doing third-year medicine.”

― Steven Biko

“Music is like a medicine.”

― Stromae

“My diagnosis had been discussed in almost every major medical journal, including the ‘New England Journal of Medicine,’ and ‘The New York Times.’”

― Susannah Cahalan

“It is a very brave choice to go against traditional medicine and embrace the alternative route. It’s easier to try the traditional route and then, if it fails, go to the alternatives, but often it can be too late.”

― Suzanne Somers

“Practicing medicine is not only my vocation, it gives me an opportunity to continue to be in direct contact with people, to see them and hear their needs.”

― Tabare Vazquez

“To me, politics is an extension of what I do in medicine.”

― Tabare Vazquez

“I find it greatly disturbing that the Bush administration has used political and religious ideologies to influence national policy on science and medicine.”

― Tammy Baldwin

“I have written two medical novels. I have never studied medicine, never seen an operation.”

― Taylor Caldwell

“I think eventually they’re going to find out that MS is like 10 different things. I have a neurological disease something like MS, and it’s MS, so let’s take medicine for it.”

― Teri Garr

“Medicine is probably one of the best backgrounds for a writer to find stories. I always think cops and docs have the best background because we see so much of human behavior, such a range of human emotions.”

― Tess Gerritsen

“The cost of research, development and testing of a new drug is vastly greater than the cost of each dose produced. How should we pay for new medicines? Innovators should be rewarded according to the impact of their medicine, and people should contribute to these rewards according to their ability to pay.”

― Thomas Pogge

“The good-news stories in medicine are early detection, early intervention.”

― Thomas R. Insel

“I was sure I was going to be a doctor of global health or tropical medicine in some underdeveloped country.”

― Thomas R. Insel

“The art of medicine was to be properly learned only from its practice and its exercise.”

― Thomas Sydenham

“I confidently affirm that the greater part of those who are supposed to have died of gout, have died of the medicine rather than the disease – a statement in which I am supported by observation.”

― Thomas Sydenham

“Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention.”

― Thomas Sydenham

“Psychiatric expert testimony: mendacity masquerading as medicine.”

― Thomas Szasz

“’Psychotherapy’ is a private, confidential conversation that has nothing to do with illness, medicine, or healing.”

― Thomas Szasz

“Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health.”

― Thomas Tusser

“Well, I’ve seen a bunch of acupuncturists and one of my sister-in-laws is an herbalist. So I know a lot about alternative medicine. I don’t know a lot about the practice but I know about the world.”

― Tim Daly

“Eastern medicine is not about curing your sickness. It’s about keeping you well.”

― Tim Daly

“Penn State University is also nationally recognized for the exceptional research and patient care provided at the College of Medicine, located in my Congressional District in Hershey, PA.”

― Tim Holden

“Winning a Nobel Prize isn’t about being clever at all. It’s about making… at least in physiology or medicine, it’s about making discoveries, and you don’t have to be clever to make a discovery, I don’t think; it just comes up and punches you on the nose.”

― Tim Hunt

“In 1968, I left Cambridge and went to work in New York with Irving M. London, who was then the chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.”

― Tim Hunt

“It is my dream that Chinese medicine will help us conquer life-threatening diseases worldwide and that people across the globe will enjoy its benefits for health promotion.”

― Tu Youyou

“Rihanna told me her parents used to argue so intensely, she used to get these headaches, these migraines that were almost not even treatable with medicine. The moment her parents separated, her migraines went away.”

― Tyra Banks

“You can’t get too excited about your own medicine.”

― Tyron Woodley

“Medicine has an immediate impact, the ability to do good. Writing is such a solitary activity.”

― Uzodinma Iweala

“In terms of medicine, I’ve generally been pretty interested in public health issues as they relate to sub-Saharan Africa on a broad scale – HIV/AIDS, malaria etc.”

― Uzodinma Iweala

“Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, ‘Shake well before using.’ That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.”

― Vance Havner

“For years I felt that I didn’t have enough stamina and then, four years ago, I felt like I was not getting enough air but I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. The medicine for asthma never worked.”

― Venus Williams

“I don’t drink any coffee or take any drugs and I don’t smoke cigarettes and I don’t eat sugar and I don’t take any medicine at all. I eat a lot of fish, vegetables, and I stay away from starches.”

― Vincent Gallo

“Entrepreneurs have the flexibility and the ability to do things that large companies simply cannot. Could a large company pull off a trick like Amyris, going from anti-malaria medicine to next-generation fuel?”

― Vinod Khosla

“The medicine increases the disease.”

― Virgil

“In an area where nothing was known, medicine had to draw on social lore.”

― Virginia Johnson

“The task of the government is not only to pour honey into a cup, but sometimes to give bitter medicine.”

― Vladimir Putin

“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”

― Voltaire

“Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.”

― W. H. Auden

“The very success of medicine in a material way may now threaten the soul of medicine.”

― Walter Martin

“Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone’s guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.”

― Warren Buffett

“I am the black sheep of my family. They are all super talented and intelligent and got proper jobs. Most of my family is in medicine, actually. They are all too clever to be doing what I do.”

― Will Poulter

“The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.”

― William J. Mayo

“No patent medicine was ever put to wider and more varied use than the Fourteenth Amendment.”

― William O. Douglas

“One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.”

― William Osler

“He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.”

― William Osler

“Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.”

― William Osler

“There are, in truth, no specialties in medicine, since to know fully many of the most important diseases a man must be familiar with their manifestations in many organs.”

― William Osler

“The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.”

― William Osler

“The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.”

― William Osler

“To my father, business was the highest calling, but to my mother, medicine was the top profession.”

― William Standish Knowles

“We were copying lots of bands, like Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show.”

― Winston Marshall

“I grew up in Muenchen where my father has been a professor for pharmaceutic chemistry at the university. He had studied chemistry and medicine, having been a research student in Leipzig with Wilhelm Ostwald, the Nobel Laureate 1909. So I became familiar with the life of a scientist in a chemical laboratory quite early.”

― Wolfgang Paul

“I knew at university that medicine was just not for me. I saved many lives by not being a doctor!”

― Zubin Mehta
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