But nothing is more estimable than a physician who, having studied nature from his youth, knows the properties of the human body, the diseases which assail it, the remedies which will benefit it, exercises his art with caution, and pays equal attention to the rich and the poor.
More Quotes from Voltaire:In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create.
I should stop myself from dying if a good joke or a good idea occurred to me
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.
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I think sometimes what happens is that all of this feeling out of control manifests itself in trying to control your body; whether it's an eating disorder or talking about getting your nose fixed, as if that's going to be the solution to all the pressure.
We would be in a nasty position indeed if empirical science were the only kind of science possible.
I've always just worked and tried to do as good a job as possible so that the people who are watching me took notice. That's what's helped me be successful today.