30 Great Quotes By Hippocrates That Will Make You Wiser
Kos, Ancient Greece
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.