"As any doctor can tell you, the most crucial step toward healing is having the right diagnosis. If the disease is precisely identified, a good resolution is far more likely. Conversely, a bad diagnosis usually means a bad outcome, no matter how skilled the physician."
- Andrew Well
"I have to tell you as a doctor, 25 years of practice, not as a politician using talking points, as somebody who has taken care of Medicare patients, we can make it a lot better."
- John Barrasso
"The downside to becoming a doctor, I think, is it's a very long process; four years of medical school, three years of internship, two years of residency, umpteen years of specialization, and then finally you get to be what you have trained almost all your life for."
- Jim Lee
"Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose."
- Henry Wadsworth
"My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already."
- Milton Berle
"A doctor can only treat patients. A doctor can only help the people who are shot or who are injured. But a politician can stop people from injuries. A politician can take a step so that no person is scared tomorrow."
- Malala Yousafzai
"I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places."
- Henny Youngman
"A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so he gave him another six months."
- Henny Youngman
"The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him."
- Sigmund Freud
"As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified."
- Jack Kevorkian
"Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey."
- Marcel Proust
"Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness."
- Marcel Proust
"When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation, he offered to touch-up my X-rays."
- Henny Youngman
"The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
"Healthcare should be between the doctor and the patient. And if the doctor says something needs to be done, the government should guarantee it gets paid for."
- Michael Moore
"A doctor does not ask about political views and opinions - that is how I understand my role."
- Ewa Kopacz
"Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm."
- Hippocrates
"I think it's a very valuable thing for a doctor to learn how to do research, to learn how to approach research, something there isn't time to teach them in medical school. They don't really learn how to approach a problem, and yet diagnosis is a problem; and I think that year spent in research is extremely valuable to them."
- Gertrude B. Elion
"My doctor tells me I should start slowing it down - but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors so let's all have another round."
- Willie Nelson
"The battle against cancer has made me strong. It's like winning a war! When I was diagnosed, I was told by doctors my kidney, liver and other organs could fail. It was tough. I didn't know if I could save my life. But I was positive, and because of that, the doctor told me that I would be a man who would never have cancer."
- Yuvraj Singh
"It's always hard to deal with injuries mentally, but I like to think about it as a new beginning. I can't change what happened, so the focus needs to go toward healing and coming back stronger than before."
- Carli Lloyd
"My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life."
- Jack Kevorkian
"You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription, but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten."
- Earl Wilson
"Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor. It cannot be created."
- Peter Shaffer
"Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn't afraid of anything anymore."
- Melissa Etheridge
"Look, if you have somebody who doesn't have health insurance, who doesn't have a doctor or dentist, and in order to deal with their cold or flu or dental problem, they go to an emergency room - in general, that visit will cost ten times more than walking into a community health center."
- Bernie Sanders
"Time is generally the best doctor."
- Ovid