Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos (Ancient Greek: Ἱπποκράτης; Hippokrátēs; c. 460 BC – c. 370 BC) was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the father of western medicine in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields that it had traditionally been associated with (notably theurgy and philosophy), thus establishing medicine as a profession.

However, the achievements of the writers of the Corpus, the practitioners of Hippocratic medicine, and the actions of Hippocrates himself are often commingled; thus very little is known about what Hippocrates actually thought, wrote, and did. Hippocrates is commonly portrayed as the paragon of the ancient physician, credited with coining the Hippocratic Oath, still relevant and in use today. He is also credited with greatly advancing the systematic study of clinical medicine, summing up the medical knowledge of previous schools, and prescribing practices for physicians through the Hippocratic Corpus and other works. (Wikipedia)

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Simple Reminders by Hippocrates

Amazing Quotes by Hippocrates

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (55)

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (4)

Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (33)

Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. But if they called everything divine which they do not understand, why, there would be no end to divine things. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (-53)

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (15)

Walking is man's best medicine. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (74)

Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (45)

The soul is the same in all living creatures although the body of each is different. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (21)

It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (11)

The life so short, the craft so long to learn. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (58)

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. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (-18)

That which is used - develops. That which is not used wastes away. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (39)

There are, in effect, two things, to know and to believe one knows; to know is science; to believe one knows is ignorance. ~Hippocrates (4)

The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (23)

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a mater of opportunity. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (28)

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (46)

Everything in excess Is opposed by nature. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (63)

Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (53)

The art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (10)

Let food be your Medicine. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (79)

There are in fact, two things: science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. ~Hippocrates http://smpl.ws/bc (3)