64+ Best Doctor Quotes and Sayings: Exclusive Selection

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.

Famous Doctor Quotes

Our profession is the only one which works unceasingly to annihilate itself. – Martin H. Fischer

The best doctor is the one you run to and can’t find. – Denis Diderot

Doctors are the same as lawyers, the sole difference being that lawyers only rob you, but doctors rob you and kill you too. – Anton Chekhov

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

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

In the sick room, ten cents’ worth of human understanding equals ten dollars’ worth of medical science. – Martin H. Fischer

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

The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him. – Sigmund Freud

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it. – Ovid

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

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription. – Val Saintsbury

As any doctor can tell you, the most crucial step toward healing is having the right diagnosis. If the disease is precisely identified, a good resolution is far more likely. Conversely, a bad diagnosis usually means a bad outcome, no matter how skilled the physician. – Andrew Weil

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. – William Osler

Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others. —Chinese Proverb

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature, with an open mind. – Paracelsus

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. – Hippocrates

A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings, each of them unique, cannot be a scientist; he is either, like the surgeon, a craftsman, or, like the physician and the psychologist, an artist. This means that in order to be a good doctor a man must also have a good character, that is to say, whatever weaknesses and foibles he may have, he must love his fellow human beings in the concrete and desire their good before his own. – W. H. Auden

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein

Doctors are great as long as you don’t need them. – Edward E. Rosenbaum

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

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

You cannot be a good doctor without pity. – Axel Munthe

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

God heals and the doctor takes the fees. – Benjamin Franklin

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

Medicines cure diseases, but only doctors can cure patients. – Carl Jung

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

A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn’t pay his bill, so he gave him another six months. – Henny Youngman

You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him Doctor. – Abe Lemons

A doctor is a man who writes prescriptions, till the patient either dies or is cured by nature. – John Taylor

Where there’s a doctor it’s always a bad sign. Even when they are not doing the killing themselves it means a death is close, and in that way they are like ravens or crows. – Margaret Atwood

There is no such thing as an infallible doctor. – Edward E. Rosenbaum

I mean some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral. – Keith Richard

Each patient carries his own doctor inside him. – Norman Cousins

For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill. – Marcel Proust

My doctor is wonderful. Once when I couldn’t afford an operation, he touched up the X-rays. – Joey Bishop

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

My doctor is nice; every time I see him, I’m ashamed of what I think of doctors in general. – Mignon McLaughlin

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

We are in the age of M.D., medical darkness, which seeks legislative protection from the light. – James Lendall Basford

The man who doctors himself with the aid of medical books, runs the risk of dying of a typographical error. – Evan Esar

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

Disease increases in proportion to the increase in the number of doctors in a place. – Mahatma Gandhi

You may not be able to read a doctor’s handwriting and prescription, but you’ll notice his bills are neatly typewritten. – Earl Wilson

An ignorant doctor is the aide de camp of death. – Avicenna

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

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

You can’t judge the ability of a doctor by the amount of praise the undertakers give him. – Evan Esar

My doctor told me I shouldn’t work out until I’m in better shape. I told him, All right; don’t send me a bill until I pay you. – Steven Wright

A great doctor kills more people than a great general. – G.W. Leibniz

Surgeons must be very careful when they take the knife! Underneath their fine incisions. Stirs the Culprit Life! – Emily Dickinson

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

Doctors don’t seem to realize that most of us are perfectly content not having to visualize ourselves as animated bags of skin filled with obscene glop. – Joe Haldeman

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

Though fancy may be the patient’s complaint, necessity is often the doctor’s. – Zimmermann

My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life. – Jack Kevorkian

The doctor is not unfrequently death’s pilot fish. – G. D. Prentice

It is not much trouble to doctor sick folks, but to doctor healthy ones is troublesome. – H. W. SHAW

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

I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age. – Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

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

A wealthy doctor who can help a poor man, and will not without a fee, has less sense of humanity than a poor ruffian, who kills a rich man to supply his necessities. – Joseph Addison

I wonder why qe can always read a doctor’s bill an’ ye niver can read his prescription. – Finley Peter Dunne

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