William Osler Quotes

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The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it. -William Osler
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We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life. -William Osler
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The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow. -William Osler
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To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle. -William Osler
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Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. -William Osler
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Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants. -William Osler
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The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely. -William Osler
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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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In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions. -William Osler
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Advice is sought to confirm a position already taken. -William Osler
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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 desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals. -William Osler
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The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism. -William Osler
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The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget -William Osler
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The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest. -William Osler
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Avoid wine and women -- choose a freckly-faced girl for a wife; they are invariably more amiable. -William Osler
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It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents. -William Osler
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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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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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The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well. -William Osler
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Happiness lies in the absorption in some vocation which satisfies the soul. -William Osler
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A well-trained, sensible doctor is one of the most valuable assets of a community. -William Osler
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Patients rarely die of the disease from which they suffer. Secondary or terminal infections are the real cause of death. -William Osler
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Half of us are blind, few of us feel, and we are all deaf. -William Osler
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Gentlemen, I have a confession to make. Half of what we have taught you is in error, and furthermore we cannot tell you which half it is -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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Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows. -William Osler
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One special advantage of the skeptical attitude of mind is that a man is never vexed to find that after all he has been in the wrong. -William Osler
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The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases. -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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Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life. -William Osler
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Nothing in life is more wonderful than faith. -William Osler
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To know what has to be done, then do it, comprises the whole philosophy of practical life. -William Osler
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