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If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has. ---->>>

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. ---->>>

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always. ---->>>

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.

Walking is man's best medicine. ---->>>

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words. ---->>>

It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has. ---->>>

Life is short, the art long. ---->>>

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.

A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.

Everything in excess is opposed to nature. ---->>>

Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand. ---->>>

The art is long, life is short. ---->>>

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.

Many admire, few know. ---->>>

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. ---->>>

The life so short, the craft so long to learn. ---->>>

What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will. ---->>>

To do nothing is also a good remedy.

To do nothing is also a good remedy.

Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.

Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.

Biography

Nationality: Greek
Born: 460 BC
Birthplace: Kos, Ancient Greece
Die: 357 BC
Occupation: Scientist
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Hippocrates of Kos (; Greek: Ἱπποκράτης; Hippokrátēs; c. 460 – c. 370 BC), also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the "Father of Modern Medicine" in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine (wikipedia)