Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents
People in general have no notion of the sort and amount of evidence often needed to prove the simplest matter of fact.
It is the great mystery of life itself which is at the bottom of all the mysterious language we are obliged to employ concerning it.
Truth in all its kinds is most difficult to win; and truth in medicine is the most difficult of all.
It takes as much time and trouble to pull down a falsehood as to build up a truth.
It is no easy task to pick one's way from truth to truth through besetting errors.
We should always presume the disease to be curable, until its own nature prove it otherwise.
Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.
The practice of physic is jostled by quacks on the one side, and by science on the other.
Faith and knowledge lean largely upon each other in the practice of medicine.
Perfect health, like perfect beauty, is a rare thing; and so, it seems, is perfect disease.
Beware of language, for it is often a great cheat.
It would be a great thing to understand pain in all its meanings.