30+ Best Surgery Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational surgery quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Surgery Quotes

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

Surgeons can cut out everything except cause. – Herbert M Shelton

Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Robert H Schuller

Be strong because things will get better. It may be stormy now but it never rains forever. – Evan Carmichael

As a surgeon you have to have a controlled arrogance. If it’s uncontrolled, you kill people, but you have to be pretty arrogant to saw through a person’s chest, take out their heart and believe you can fix it. Then, when you succeed and the patient survives, you pray, because it’s only by the grace of God that you get there. – Mehmet Oz

It is the surgeon’s duty to tranquillize the temper, to beget cheerfulness, and to impart confidence of recovery. – Astley Cooper

Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. – Drew Barrymore

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. – Hubert Humphrey

Every surgeon carries within himself a small cemetery, where from time to time he goes to pray. – Rene Leriche

The surgeon may harden himself whilst performing an operation, for he knows that he is acting for the good of his patient; but if we were intentionally to neglect the weak and helpless, it could only be for a contingent benefit, with an overwhelming present evil. – Charles Darwin

Life is, at times, tough. And all we need to do is to prove that we are tougher than it. – Sanhita Baruah

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. – Khalil Gibran

A surgeon is surrounded by people who are sick, discouraged, afraid, embittered, dying – but also courageous, loving, wise, compassionate and alive. – Bernie Siegel

Surgeon: A man who’s always out for his cut. – Unknown

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Stay strong, be brave, love hard and true, and you will have nothing to lose. – Demi Lovato

A good surgeon doesn’t just concentrate on technical ability, but also on the appropriateness of what you’re doing. – Benjamin Carson

A good surgeon operates with his hand, not with his heart. – Alexandre Dumas

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway

The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope. – Frank Lloyd Wright

The surgeon should not love difficult cases and should not allow himself to be tempted to undertake those that are desperate. He should help the poor as far as he can, but he should not hesitate to ask for good fees from the rich. – Guido Lanfranchi

A surgeon should give as little pain as possible while he is treating the patient, and no pain at all when he charges his fee. – Reginald Pound

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. – Orison Swett Marden

It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through the hope that you’ll change things. – Maxime Lagacé

The surgeon is a man of action. By temperament and by training he prefers to serve the sick by operating on them, and he inwardly commiserates with a patient so unfortunate as to have a disease not suited to surgical treatment. Young surgeons, busy mastering the technicalities of the art, are particularly alert to seize every legitimate opportunity to practice technical maneuvers, the more complicated the better. – Stanley O. Hoerr

The surgeon knows all the parts of the brain but he does not know his patient’s dreams. – Richard Selzer

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens. – Tony DeLiso

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William Ellery Channing

To be great, a surgeon must have a fierce determination to be the leader in his field. He must have a driving ego, a hunger beyond money. He must have a passion for perfectionism. He is like the actor who wants his name in lights. – Donald B. Effler

There are so many things that life is, and no matter how many breakthroughs, trials will exist and we’re going to get through it. Just be strong. – Mary J. Blige

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