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A collection of quotations and sayings by Hippocrates on science, illness, life, medicine, God, food, ignorance, knowledge, opinion, diseases, superstition and health.

30 Great Quotes By Hippocrates That Will Make You Wiser

Famous As: Physician
Born On: 460 BC
Died On: 370 BC
Born In: Kos, Ancient Greece
Died At Age: 90
Hippocrates of Kos was an ancient Greek physician, who lived between 460 BC and 379 BC and is regarded as one of the most important individuals in the annals of medical science. Hippocrates has also been bestowed with the epithet; ‘Father of Modern Medicine’ and his medical practices are widely classified under the ‘Hippocratic School of Medicine’. Almost all the information that is available about Hippocrates is from the biography written by Soranos of Ephesus and according to that biography, he was edu-cated in medicine by his physician father and his grandfather. He also learned from Herodicus of Selymbria, who was another physician. Among his many contributions to medical science, Hippocrates asserted that illnesses were not due to any curse or acts of God. He gave definite causes and laid the foundations of the scientific understand-ing of illnesses. Although Hippocrates is a highly regarded individual in medical history,but many of his theories, like Humorism for instance, have been debunked. However, at the same time it should also be noted that Hippocrates existed at a time when advanced technology was not available. He shared a lot of wisdom throughout his life. We are sharing his quotes so that you can benefit from his wisdom and his philosophies.Here are some of his thoughts in the form of quotes which have been excerpted from his writings, work and life.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

Hippocrates

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

Hippocrates

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

Hippocrates

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

Hippocrates

Walking is man's best medicine.

Hippocrates

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.

Hippocrates

As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.

Hippocrates

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

Hippocrates

It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.

Hippocrates

Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudicium difficile. Life is short, [the] art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult.

Hippocrates

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.

Hippocrates

The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.

Hippocrates

Everything in excess Is opposed by nature.

Hippocrates

That which is used - develops. That which is not used wastes away.

Hippocrates

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

Hippocrates

The art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult.

Hippocrates

It’s more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.

Hippocrates

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.

Hippocrates

There are, in effect, two things, to know and to believe one knows; to know is science; to believe one knows is ignorance.

Hippocrates

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.

Hippocrates

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.

Hippocrates

If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.

Hippocrates

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

Hippocrates

Eunuchs do not take the gout, nor become bald.

Hippocrates

Life is short, the art long.

Hippocrates

Let food be thy your medicine

Hippocrates

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

Hippocrates