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William Osler quotes

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.

It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.

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

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

He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.

The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.

Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.

To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle.

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.

Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.

The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.

No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; and even the best of men must be content with fragments, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.

It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents.

The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.

No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.