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Doctor

Definition: A person who is qualified to treat people who are ill.
Number of Quotes: 20

Physicians of the Utmost Fame
Were called at once; but when they came
They answered, as they took their Fees,
There is no cure for this disease.

Hilaire Belloc

Crime isn't a disease, it's a symptom. Cops are like a doctor that gives you aspirin for a brain tumour.
Raymond Chandler

Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.
Anton Chekhov

God heals and the doctor takes the fees.
Benjamin Franklin

A cousin of mine who was a casualty surgeon in Manhattan tells me that he and his colleagues had a one-word nickname for bikers: Donors.
Stephen Fry

Accountants are the witch-doctors of the modern world and willing to turn their hands to any kind of magic.
Quoted in February, 1964.
Charles Harman

For extreme illnesses, extreme treatments are most fitting.
Hippocrates

Life is short, [the] art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgment difficult.
Hippocrates

Nearly all men die of their medicines, and not of their illnesses.
Molière

No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this - devoted and obedient. This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman.
Florence Nightingale

There's no point in giving up something you enjoy unless you get something back that's even better, and quickly.
Dean Ornish

Physicians acquire their knowledge from our dangers, making experiments at the cost of our lives.
Pliny

Cured yesterday of my disease. I died last night of the physician.
Mathew Prior

I can't stand whispering. Every time a doctor whispers in the hospital, next day there's a funeral.
Neil Simon

He had had much experience of physicians, and said the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not.
Mark Twain

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire

I only care to see doctors when I am in perfect health; then they comfort one, but when one is ill they are most depressing.
Oscar Wilde

If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.
E. O. Wilson

I had parents who believed I could do anything - and I know how that made me feel. I think both my parents, having careers in the medical profession, feel they are helping people on a daily basis, and that was inculcated in me as a value. I had to struggle with giving up the idea of becoming a doctor myself.
Reese Witherspoon

The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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