Quotation Explorer - 'Patients'

Sleep is a daily reminder from God that we are not God. Once a day God sends us to bed like patients with a sickness. The sickness is a chronic tendency to think we are in control and that our work is indispensable. To cure us of this disease God turns us into helpless sacks of sand once a day. - John Piper
I’m now ‘Doctor’ to the patients and I have to cover my ignorance by waving my arms and looking grave. - Howard Florey
Quote of the day."Al, for want of anything better to do, is standing nodding his head. This reminds Faron of those stupid dogs that people put in their cars, that when the car moves, the dogs frantically nod their heads, like some demented, freshly graduated psychologist, with their first patients. - Gary Edward Gedall
As a physician, I try to heal the mind before healing the body. That’s why most of my patients get better even before they start any medication. - Debasish Mridha
Let's not kid ourselves. Whatever we diagnose, most patients, if they don't die, get well by themselves. Our job is mainly to try to make them feel better; do no harm. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
To study the phenomenon of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all. - Sir William Osler
This reminds Faron of those stupid dogs that people put in their cars, that when the car moves, the dogs frantically nod their heads, like some demented, freshly graduated psychologist, with their first patients. - Gary Edward Gedall
It hurts because He is treating your spiritual disease, just as a good medical practitioner does for his patients. - Steven Chopade
What’s it like being a writer? Mostly it’s like being a child surrounded by adults. My friends have grown-up careers. They balance spreadsheets, analyze data, negotiate deals. They build things, heal patients, teach children. Meanwhile, I’m over here saying Let’s pretend. - Jennifer Froelich
I was once thrown out of a mental hospital for depressing the other patients. - Oscar Levant
Doctors pour drugs of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, into patients of whom they know nothing. - Moliere
The best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter-he's got to just know. - Will Rogers
Doctors are not servants of their patients, they are traders like everyone else in a free society and they should bear that title proudly considering the crucial importance of the services they offer. - Ayn Rand
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. - Thomas A. Edison
The majority of my patients consisted not of believers but of those who had lost their faith. - C.G. Jung
What patients seek is not scientific knowledge that doctors hide but existential authenticity each person must find on her own. Getting too deeply into statistics is like trying to quench a thirst with salty water. The angst of facing mortality has no remedy in probability. - Paul Kalanithi
TZETZE (or TSETSE) FLY, n. An African insect (_Glossina morsitans_) whose bite is commonly regarded as nature's most efficacious remedy for insomnia, though some patients prefer that of the American novelist (_Mendax interminabilis_). - Ambrose Bierce
A substantial minority of DID patients report sadistic, exploitive, and coercive abuse at the hands of organized groups. Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, Third Revision - James A. Chu
The headline reads, "Docs say patients make them prescribe useless antibiotics." This puts a physician in roughly the same predicament as a serial killer. The latter says, "Stop me before I kill again, while the former says, "Stop me before I prescribe again."
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will educate his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. - Thomas A. Edison
I don't ask why patients lie, I just assume they all do.-Greg - House
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