William Osler Quotes

Found 83 quotes by William Osler .
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"Take the sum of human achievement in action, in science, in art, in literature -- subtract the work of the men above forty, and while we should miss great treasurers, even priceless treasures, we would practically be where we are today. . . . The effective, moving, vitalizing work of the world is done between the ages of twenty-five and forty." William Osler
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Achievement   

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"No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher." William Osler
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Canadian Scientist   

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"Work is the open sesame of every portal, the great equalizer in the world, the true philosopher's stone which transmutes all the base metal of humanity into gold." William Osler
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Work   

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"For the general practitioner a well-used library is one of the few correctives of the premature senility which is so apt to take him." William Osler
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General   

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"He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all." William Osler
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Books And Reading    Canadian Scientist   

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"Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants." William Osler
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Canadian Scientist   

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"Study until 25, investigate until 40, profession until 60, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance." William Osler
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"The higher the standard of education in a profession, the less marked will be the charlatanism." William Osler
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"Start at once a bedside library and spend the last half hour of the day in communion with the saints of humanity." William Osler
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"Nothing in life is more wonderful than faith - the one great moving force which we can neither weigh in the balance nor test in the crucible" William Osler
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Faith   

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"It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has." William Osler
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Canadian Scientist    Disease   

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"The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget." William Osler
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Canadian Scientist   

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"One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine." William Osler
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Canadian Scientist   

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"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease." William Osler
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Canadian Scientist   

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"The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism." William Osler
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Canadian Scientist   

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"Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease." William Osler
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Canadian Scientist   

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"To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all." William Osler
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Books And Reading    Canadian Scientist   

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"There is no disease more conducive to clinical humility than aneurysm of the aorta." William Osler
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Canadian Scientist   

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"A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient." William Osler
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Fools And Foolishness   

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"There are no straight backs, no symmetrical faces, many wry noses, and no even legs. We are a crooked and perverse generation." William Osler
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"It is strange how the memory of a man may float to posterity on what he would have himself regarded as the most trifling of his works." William Osler
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