59 Amazing Hippocrates Quotes for life and health

Hippocrates of Kos, also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, who is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. Here are some Hippocrates Quotes for motivation.

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

“If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.”

“The function of protecting and developing health must rank even above that of restoring it when it is impaired.”

“Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from small daily sins against Nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear.”

“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.”

Hippocrates Quotes

“That which is used – develops. That which is not used wastes away.”

“Through seven figures come sensations for a man; there is hearing for sounds, sight for the visible, nostril for smell, tongue for pleasant or unpleasant tastes, mouth for speech, body for touch, passages outwards and inwards for hot or cold breath. Through these come knowledge or lack of it.”

“The physician must have at his command a certain ready wit, as dourness is repulsive both to the healthy and the sick.”

“If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool.”

“The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.”

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

“Even when all is known, the care of a man is not yet complete, because eating alone will not keep a man well; he must also take exercise. For food and exercise, while possessing opposite qualities, yet work together to produce health.”

“Opposites are cures for opposites.”

“Things that are holy are revealed only to men who are holy….”

“Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.”

“Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness.”

“The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage every day.”

Hippocrates Quotes

“I also maintain that clear knowledge of natural science must be acquired, in the first instance, through mastery of medicine alone.”

“Idleness and lack of occupation tend – nay are dragged – towards evil….”

“Anyone wishing to study medicine must master the art of massage.”

“Of several remedies, the physician should choose the least sensational.”

“An insolent reply from a polite person is a bad sign.”

“The dignity of a physician requires that he should look healthy, and as plump as nature intended him to be; for the common crowd consider those who are not of this excellent bodily condition to be unable to take care of themselves.”

“From nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations”

“It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.”

“Men ought to know that from the brain and from the brain only arise our pleasures, joys, laughter, and jests as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears. … It is the same thing which makes us mad or delirious, inspires us with dread and fear, whether by night or by day, brings us sleeplessness, inopportune mistakes, aimless anxieties, absent-mindedness and acts that are contrary to habit…”

“We must turn to nature itself, to the observations of the body in health and in disease to learn the truth.”

“Medicine is of all the Arts the most noble; but, owing to the ignorance of those who practice it, and of those who, inconsiderately, form a judgment of them, it is at present behind all the arts.”

“All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly, but if unused they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.”

“Everything in excess is opposed to nature.”

Hippocrates Quotes

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“Many admire, few know.”

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

“All disease starts in the gut.”

“The physician treats, but nature heals.”

“Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.”

“Physicians are many in title but very few in reality.”

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“A physician who is a lover of wisdom is the equal to a god.”

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

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

“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.”

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion. The former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”

“Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients.”

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”

Hippocrates Quotes

Health quotes by Hippocrates

“Sport is a preserver of health.”

“Nature itself is the best physician.”

“The life so short, the craft so long to learn.”

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

“The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine.”

“A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.”

“Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.”

“Life is short, the art long.”

Hippocrates Quotes

“When in sickness, look to the spine first.”

“Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.”

“Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.”

“All diseases begin in the gut.”

“Health is the greatest of human blessings.”

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