God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
—Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) American Political Leader, Inventor, Diplomat
A wise physician, skilled our ills to heal, is more than armies to the public weal.
—Alexander Pope (1688–1744) English Poet
In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.
—J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–67) American Nuclear Physicist
We must be physicists in order to be creative since so far codes of values and ideals have been constructed in ignorance of physics or even in contradiction to physics.
—Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) German Philosopher, Scholar, Writer
Every one is a physician or a fool at forty.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man’s own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
—Francis Bacon (1561–1626) English Philosopher
No atomic physicist has to worry, people will always want to kill other people on a mass scale. Sure, he’s got the fridge full of sausages and spring water.
—William S. Burroughs (1914–97) American Novelist, Poet, Short Story Writer, Painter
Physicians mend or end us; but though in health we sneer, when sick we call them to attend us, without the least propensity to jeer.
—Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron) (1788–1824) English Romantic Poet