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I doubt that Hippocrates would have used language like "figure out".


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  • He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool.
  • I approve of theorizing if it lays its foundation in incident, and deduces its conclusions in accordance with phenomena.
  • Idleness and lack of occupation tend — nay are dragged — towards evil.
  • 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.
  • It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.
  • Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.
  • Let your food be medicine and your medicine be food.
  • People believe that this disease is sacred simply because they don't know what causes it? But some day I believe they will, and the moment they figure out why people have epilepsy, it will cease to be considered divine.
  • Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
  • Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.
  • There are, in fact, two things: science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
  • Walking is man's best medicine.
  • War is the only proper school of the surgeon.