Hippocrates Quotes

The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it

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.

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.

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.

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

All disease starts in the gut.

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

Health is the greatest of human blessings.

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

The physician treats, but nature heals.

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

Positive health requires a knowledge of man’s primary constitution and of the powers of various foods, both those natural to them and those resulting from human skill. But eating alone is not enough for health. There must also be exercise, of which the effects must likewise be known. The combination of these two things makes regimen, when proper attention is given to the season of the year, the changes of the wind, the age of the individual, and the situation of his home. If there is any deficiency in food or exercise, the body will fall sick.

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

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

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

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

Just as food causes chronic disease, it can be the most powerful cure

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.

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

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.

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

Physicians are many in title but very few in reality.

Walking is a man’s best medicine.

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.