Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle.
Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.
The teacher's life should have three periods, study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
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.
In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions.
The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.
It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents.