HealthCare Quotes

My doctor is nice; every time I see him, I'm ashamed of what I think of doctors in general. - Mignon McLaughlin


The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated. - Plato


Body and soul cannot be separated for purposes of treatment, for they are one and indivisible. Sick minds must be healed as well as sick bodies. - C. Jeff Miller


In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science. - Martin H. Fischer


Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants. - William Osler


It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class. - Author Unknown


Restore a man to his health, his purse lies open to thee. - Robert Burton


I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for. - James H. Boren


A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier's office. - Francis O'Walsh


Did God who gave us flowers and trees,
Also provide the allergies?
- E.Y. Harburg


I learned a long time ago that minor surgery is when they do the operation on someone else, not you. - Bill Walton


It is a wise mans part, rather to avoid sickness, than to wishe for medicines. - Thomas More


I wondher why ye can always read a doctor's bill an' ye niver can read his purscription. - Finley Peter Dunne

You have a cough? Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax - tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough. - Pearl Williams


To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. - Henry Ward Beecher


A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion. - Martin H. Fischer


Surgeons must be very careful
When they take the knife!
Underneath their fine incisions
Stirs the Culprit - Life!
- Emily Dickinson


It is a good thing for a physician to have prematurely grey hair and itching piles. The first makes him appear to know more than he does, and the second gives him an expression of concern which the patient interprets as being on his behalf. - A. Benson Cannon


A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment. - Author Unknown


One thousand Americans stop smoking every day - by dying. - Author Unknown


A hypochondriac is one who has a pill for everything except what ails him. - Mignon McLaughlin


The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. - Voltaire


A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession. - Martin H. Fischer


It is sometimes as dangerous to be run into by a microbe as by a trolley car. - J.J. Walsh


Every disease is a physician. - Irish Proverb


God heales, and the Physitian hath the thankes. - George Herbert


Drugs are not always necessary. Belief in recovery always is. - Norman Cousins


I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes. - Oliver Wendell Holmes


There is no curing a sick man who believes himself to be in health. - Henri Amiel


Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust. - Don Herold


The only equipment lack in the modern hospital? Somebody to meet you at the entrance with a handshake! - Martin H. Fischer


The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary. - Elbert Hubbard


When you are called to a sick man, be sure you know what the matter is - if you do not know, nature can do a great deal better than you can guess. - Nicholas de Belleville


Throw physic to the dogs; I'll none of it. - William Shakespeare


I recently became a Christian Scientist. It was the only health plan I could afford. - Betsy Salkind

The right way to reign in healthcare costs is not by applying more government and more controls and making it more like the post office, it's by making it more like a consumer-driven market.-Mitt Romney


This is a government takeover of our healthcare system. It is the government basically running the entire healthcare system, turning large insurers into de facto public utilities, depriving people of choice, depriving people of options, raising people's prices, raising taxes when we need new jobs.-Paul Ryan


Today, diabetes is now epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association and other national healthcare leaders.-Tim Holden


Today, nearly 40 percent of a senior's healthcare spending is on pharmaceutical medications.-Dennis Hastert


We don't we agree that litigation reform to lower the cost of healthcare would be a good starting point?-Newt Gingrich


We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill, the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their healthcare.-Barack Obama


We must ensure that every worker has healthcare and is able to save for their retirement. We must ensure that our workers have safe and health working conditions.-Leonard Boswell


What we don't have a right to is healthcare, housing, or handouts. We don't have those rights.-Glenn Beck


What we're discussing privately and publicly, is a budget which is a blueprint for the future which creates jobs, which educates our children, which provides healthcare for all Americans, which takes our deficit down, which gives a tax cut for 95% of the American people.-Nancy Pelosi


Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems.-Timothy Murphy


In general President Obama's policies have been very, very skewed and very, very extreme. Like on healthcare for example, I don't think that trying to ram healthcare through was a smart idea politically, because he wasted a lot of capital and now he doesn't have any of that same capital with even his own party that he used to have.-Jonathan Krohn


In the past week it has become clear that the vote on the final healthcare bill will be very close. I take this vote with the utmost seriousness. I am quite aware of the historic fight that has lasted the better part of the last century to bring America in line with other modern democracies in providing single payer health care.-Dennis Kucinich


In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.-Elijah Cummings


It is the potential for economic growth that provides the basis for the development of countries, for bringing to people essential goods and services, such as water to drink and facilities for healthcare.-Lee R. Raymond


Keep up hope for a better economy, more jobs, better wages, affordable healthcare and all the issues we have brought into focus.-Bob Clement


Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare, goods and services to consumers.-Charles W. Pickering


Most illegals are without health insurance, and when these workers need emergency healthcare, the American taxpayer gets stuck with the bill.-Spencer Bachus


Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill ran into wasn't lobbyists and special interests it was tens of millions of American's who were saying, 'Stop!'-John Boehner


Obviously, people with low or even moderate incomes could not afford such savings rates, and even diligent savings from their low wages would not be enough to pay for either retirement or healthcare.-William Greider


One in seven Americans, including more than 8 million children, does not have even basic healthcare coverage.-Dave Reichert


Our nation has kept faith with its veterans. Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong, and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade.-Steve Buyer


Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less.-Dan Lipinski


Providing patients and consumers with solid information on the cost and quality of their healthcare options can literally make the difference between life or death; and play a decisive role in whether a family or employer can afford healthcare.-Timothy Murphy


Republicans have offered dozens of comprehensive healthcare plans many of which achieve comprehensive healthcare reform without breaking what's working in healthcare. We want to fix what's broken in healthcare.-Paul Ryan


The airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan - it's the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves.-Camille Paglia


The answer for healthcare is market incentives, not healthcare by a Godzilla-sized government bureaucracy.-Mitt Romney


The future of healthcare security should include flexibility from the federal government to allow us to serve the state's most vulnerable citizens.-Thomas Vilsack


The healthcare bill not only is a monstrosity in terms of growing the government and cutting out the private sector, the way it was passed was sleazy. Every old Washington trick was used to pass the healthcare bill.-Lindsey Graham


The real fight is about what should be in the marketplace and what should not. Should education be a marketable commodity? Should healthcare?-Susan George

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