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These medical quotes and captions reflect the importance of this capacity in our communities.

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals provide expertise, care, and service to keep our society healthy.

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Best Medical Quotes

The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.
Mark Hyman

Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that make him sick.

Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.
Lord Byron

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life; the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
William J. Mayo

To array a man’s will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
Henry Ward Beecher

Best medical quotes.

Medicines cure diseases, but only doctors can cure patients.
Carl Jung

We should be concerned not only about the health of individual patients, but also the health of our entire society.
Ben Carson

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.

Primum non nocerum. (First, do no harm).

A hospital alone shows what war is.
Erich Maria Remarque

Funny Medical Quotes

A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Groucho Marx

A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier’s office.
Francis Walsh

I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed-reading accident. And I hit a bookmark.
Steven Wright

I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.
Henny Youngman

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor’s office was full of portraits by Picasso.
Rita Rudner

I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis, and I said compared to who?
Jay London

I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged.
Stephen King

I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
James H. Boren

My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn’t pay the bill, he gave me six months more.
Walter Matthau

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the mind.
Luther Burbank

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Good Medical Quotes

Our health care system squanders money because it is designed to react to emergencies without infrastructure.

Disease is not an entity, but a fluctuating condition of the patient’s body, a battle between the substance of disease and the natural self-healing tendency of the body.

I keep dreaming of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, not lived in the shadow of cancer but in the light.
Patrick Swayze

In the sick room, ten cents’ worth of human understanding equals ten dollars’ worth of medical science.
Martin H. Fischer

Hospitals should be arranged in such a way as to make being sick an interesting experience. One learns a great deal sometimes from being sick.
Alan Wilson Watts

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
Norman Cousins

Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.

Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. We know that they serve as our first lines of communication when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health.
Lois Capps

When a man goes through six years of training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much.
Enid Bagnold

I’m by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health. I’ve seen it save a lot of people’s lives.
Zach Braff

Short Medical Quotes

The hospital bulked darkly in the darkness.
William T. Vollmann

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Erma Bombeck

Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do “practice”?
George Carlin

I’m not feeling very well – I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course.
Groucho Marx

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.

The most frequent lie in a hospital: it won’t hurt.
Gerhard Kocher

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell.
Cass Canfield

The patient decides when it’s best to go.
Jack Kevorkian

You can die of the cure before you die of the illness.
Michael Landon

The best doctor is the one you run to and can’t find.
Denis Diderot

Nurses may not be angels, but they are the next best thing.

Notable Medical Quotations

Many admire; few know.

It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.
Stephen Ambrose

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

Nature can do more than physicians.
Oliver Cromwell

Time is generally the best doctor.

Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.
Norman Cousin

Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor. It cannot be created.
Peter Shaffer

The greatest evil is physical pain.
Saint Augustine

Cancer affects all, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, patient.
Jennifer Aniston

Interesting Medical Quotes

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

he art of medicine was to be properly learned only from its practice and its exercise.
Thomas Sydenham

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
Napoleon Bonaparte

It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.
Paul Farmer

Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects and that writing a prescription involves weighing the potential benefits against the risks.
Mark Udall

Thinking of disease constantly will intensify it. Feel always ‘I am healthily in body and mind’.
Swami Sivananda

Any man who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
Samuel Goldwyn

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.
Mary Baker Eddy

Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close-minded than regular people.
Alex Chiu

To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.
William Osler

The mind controls so much of the body. We are much more than flesh and blood; we are complex systems. Patients do better when they have faith that they’re going to do better. That’s why I always tell my patients and their families not to neglect their prayers. There’s nobody I don’t say that to.
Ben Carson

Inspirational Quotes for Medical Practitioners

The presence of the doctor is the beginning of the cure.

Let me congratulate you on the choice of calling which offers a combination of intellectual and moral interests found in no other profession.
Sir William Osler

People pay the doctor for his trouble; for his kindness, they still remain in his debt.

The physician’s highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy – to heal, as it is termed.
Samuel Hahnemann

In our job, you will never go home at the end of the day thinking that you haven’t done something valuable and important.
Suneel Dhand

As a caregiver, you see selfless acts every day.
Dr. Raj Panjabi

In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.

While the journey seems long and hard, with perseverance and dedication, the rewards at the end last a lifetime.
William R. Francis

Observation, reason, human understanding, and courage; these make the physician.
Martin H. Fischer

Wear the white coat with dignity and pride; it’s an honor to serve the public as a physician.
Bill H. Warren

What we do is a privilege; people let us into the most intimate aspects of their lives, and they look to us to help guide them through very complex and delicate situations.
Shikha Jain

You [future doctors] are off to an amazing, rewarding and exciting life.
Major W. Bradshaw

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and the art of probability.
Sir William Osler

We practice medicine that our historical ancestors could only dream of, and we have access to amazing treatments and cures for our patients daily.
Suneel Dhand

Hippocrates Quotes

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

Walking is man’s best medicine.

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

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

Life is so short, the craft so long to learn.

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

All the most acute, most powerful, and most deadly diseases, and those which are most difficult to be understood by the inexperienced, fall upon the brain.

Everything in excess is opposed to nature.

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.

Let food be thy your medicine.

But if they called everything divine which they do not understand, why there would be no end of divine things!

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

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

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

Both sleep and insomnolency, when immoderate, are bad.

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.

When sleep puts an end to delirium, it is a good symptom.

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

What remains in diseases after the crisis is apt to produce relapses.

All disease begins in the gut.

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.

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

Hospital Sayings

Going to a hospital is rather like going to an alien planet.
Quentin Blake

Italian hospitals are great. The doctor smoking in the emergency room will sign any prescription you ask for.
Derrick Williams

Hospitals are only an intermediate stage of civilization, never intended at all even to take in the whole sick population.
Florence Nightingale

The hospital industry to this day works its tail off to do the right thing.
Rick Scott

Hospital leaves us more malnourished than before we enter the corridors. Not many nutrients enter our systems while we are in-patients.
Shaista Tayabali

How many desolate creatures on the earth have learned the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.
Florence Nightingale

Nowhere is inhumanity more revealed than in hospitals.
Anais Nin

Hospitals are great places, and you can learn from them, but you don’t necessarily need to go in anytime you get the sniffles.
Sarah Wayne Callies

Hospitals are a little like the beach. The next wave comes in, and the footprints of your pain and suffering, your delivery and recovery, are obliterated.
Anna Quindlen

Hospitals. The only place where the word “Positive” means a bad thing.

Inspirational Medical Quotes

Hospitals must provide emergency treatment to all who walk through the door, regardless of their citizenship status or ability to pay.
Gary Miller

A trip to the hospital is always a descent into the macabre. I have never trusted a place with shiny floors.
Terry Tempest Williams

A hospital is no place to be sick.
Samuel Goldwyn

Hospital life–with its byzantine array of moving parts layered atop the unpredictable rhythms of illness is a permanent state of flux.
Danielle Ofri

Medical Captions

The healing must come from within.

We are here, always by your side.

Believe in healing with feeling.

An apple a day won’t keep me away.

Keep calm and call a doctor.

Study to save lives.

Hospital and chill.

I didn’t choose the doctor life, the doctor life chose me.

You can’t scare me! I’m a nurse.

The best medicine is a nurse with a heart.

We’re here to help you breathe easier!

I got 99 problems and they’re all doctors.

Appreciate every doctor out there who works to save us.

Doctors are the world’s unsung heroes.

Alert! You are about to be injected with a lot of fun.

Good Medical Captions for Instagram

Trust me I am a doctor.

Partners in health.

You’re my favorite patient.

Here to make your heart skip a beat.

Being a doctor is like being a superhero.

There’s no place like the hospital.

Who says doctors don’t have a sense of humor?

Stop right there, I’m a surgeon.

Soothing sick people is serious business.

With great power comes great responsibility.

By Ellen Johnson

Ellen writes about health, medicine, and family.


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