66+ Best Doctor Quotes and Sayings: Exclusive Selection

Doctor is a person with a medical degree whose job is to treat people who are ill or hurt. Inspirational, positive and happy proud to be a doctor quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Doctor Quotes

There are only two sorts of doctors those who practice with their brains, and those who practice with their tongues. William Osler

After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting. Chuck Palahniuk

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

Doctors? said Ron, looking startled. Those Muggle nutters that cut people up? J.K. Rowling

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. Jonathan Swift

The life so short, the craft so long to learn. Hippocrates

Each patient carries his own doctor inside him. Norman Cousins

Though the doctors treated him, let his blood, and gave him medications to drink, he nevertheless recovered. Leo Tolstoy

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. William Osler

The most exquisite pleasure in the practice of medicine comes from nudging a layman in the direction of terror, then bringing him back to safety again. Kurt Vonnegut

Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book than the patient himself. Giorgio Baglivi

Doctors always think anybody doing something they aren’t is a quack; also they think all patients are idiots. Flannery O’Connor

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey. Marcel Proust

Doctors put a wall up between themselves and their patients; nurses broke it down. Jodi Picoult

In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Fo Gawd, Miss Scarlett! We’s got ter have a doctah. Ah Ah Miss Scarlett, Ah doan know nuthin bout bringin babies. Prissy. Margaret Mitchell

Most doctors are prisoners of their education and shackled by their profession. Richard Diaz

Death, of course, is not a failure. Death is normal. Death may be the enemy, but it is also the natural order of things. Atul Gawande

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

I’ve been poked and prodded in places I’d always prided myself on keeping untouched for that one special doctor who gives me a ring and a promise someday. Libba Bray

Sometimes, the best thing we can do for our patients is to tell them what the best behavior is and then negotiate something they can live with. Nancy Dickey

What the sick need is teachers not treaters, health schools not hospitals, instruction not treatment, education in right living not training the sick habit. Both they and their advisors must get rid of the curing idea and the practices built up thereon. Herbert M. Shelton

True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities. All health care is personal. Mehmet Oz

Health is hearty, health is harmony, health is happiness. Amit Kalantri

Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Everything teeters between pathos and bathos here you are, violating society’s most fundamental taboos and yet formaldehyde is a powerful appetite stimulant, so you also crave a burrito. Paul Kalanithi

The most exquisite pleasure in the practice of medicine comes from nudging a layman in the direction of terror, then bringing him back to safety again. Kurt Vonnegut

Western doctors are like poor plumbers. They treat a splashing tube by cleaning up the water. These plumbers are extremely apt at drying up the water, constantly inventing new, expensive, and refined methods of drying up water. Somebody should teach them how to close the tap. Denis Parsons Burkitt

The deviation of man from the state in which he was originally placed by nature seems to have proved to him a prolific source of diseases. Edward Jenner

What art thou Faustus, but a man condemned to die? Christopher Marlowe

At the moment the world is suffering from large numbers of people who have no purpose in life for whom there is no opportunity and that’s sad. Jonas Salk

You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere. William S. Burroughs

I was tired, and what was the use? Ronald Ross

I don’t think you can be a physician and not see yourself reflected in your patient’s illness. How would I deal with the kind of news I’d given Mr. Walters? Abraham Verghese

If the love of surgery is a proof of a person’s being adapted for it, then certainly I am fitted to be a surgeon. I am more and more delighted with my profession. Joseph Lister

A healer is someone whose hand the patient wants to hold. Aude Mermilliod

If we exert ourselves with determination, no obstacle can stop our progress. Dr. B. C. Roy

When I realized the doctors did not have the medical skills to fix me, I knew fixing me was my responsibility. Steven Magee

It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject. Alexander Fleming

Experienced and qualified doctors understand the side effects of medicines before the prescription. Indeed, the majority of doctors hold a professional degree and certificate, whereas, virtually, not the latest and most accurate knowledge; as a result, it executes no difference between such doctors and a robot. Ehsan Sehgal

I have the impression that the new generation of young people are coming up on the scene with a sense ofancestorhood, and with more wisdom than was evident before. Jonas Salk

An average doctor saves a body, a good doctor saves a being. Abhijit Naskar

I am a doctor  it’s a profession that may be considered a special mission, a devotion. Ewa Kopacz

Doctors, Researchers, Scientists, Writers and Poets life is spent in reading and research I guess. Avijeet Das

The joy I felt at the prospect before me of being the instrument destined to take away from the world one of its greatest calamities was so excessive that I sometimes found myself in a kind of reverie. Edward Jenner

It’s important for children to be vaccinated so that they have the opportunity to become adults. Brad McKay

Neither wisdom nor goodwill is now dominant. Hope lies in dreams, in imagination. Jonas Salk

The world is filled with people whose lives are dedicated to fixing the world, one person at a time. Meeta Ahluwalia

The world requires at least ten years to understand a new idea, however important or simple it may be. Ronald Ross

Why is it that the U.S. government doesn’t reward public servants by allowing them to live tax free? James Thomas Kesterson Jr

How fortunate we didn’t have these animal tests in the 1940s, for penicillin would probably not have been granted a license, and possibly the whole field of antibiotics might never have been realized. Alexander Fleming

He considered both doctors and nurses as monsters of insensitivity, in spite of the fact that he admired their devotion to duty. Roland Topor

My young friends, you are soldiers in the battle of freedom freedom from want, fear, ignorance, frustration and helplessness. Dr. B.C.Roy

There was a way to know if you had made headway. You knew you had made headway, when a doctor to whom you had made one or another suggestions, presented, a day later, the plan as his own. Joan Didion

Whoever is to acquire a competent knowledge of medicine, ought to be possessed of the following advantages a natural disposition; instructional a favorable place for the study; early tuition, love of labor; leisure. Hippocrates

Nobody touches you after seventy except doctors, as a rule. A sister, if you’re lucky enough to have one. Undertakers. Patrick McGrath

I have an obligation to use what I know to try to bring real, usable medical science to every doctor and bedside and patient. Patrick Soon Shiong

After all, a person has only two hands, and these days there’re too many patients and too few doctors. Anne Frank

Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur. Michael J. Fox

People often learn through quotes. There’s apples for doctors, potatoes for farmers, and those who often clasp to their tomados. If I had a dollar for every wise fable, I’d make porridge. Katheline the Great

The outstanding doctor constantly emphasized the humanitarian aspect of medical care. Benjamin Carson

He carried in his head the verbal articulation of world altering news, but he wasn’t a poet, he was just another madman in this world of inexhaustible beings wearing themselves out in vain. Manuel Vilas

Community health centers do a great deal with limited resources. Jan Schakowsky

Doctors are notorious for taking peculiar views of their own bodies. They tend to develop hypochondria in medical school and, once they get over it, if they do, tend to think they’re invulnerable. Tracy Kidder