Facts about William Osler

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William Osler was a famous Scientist from Canada, who lived between July 12, 1849 and December 29, 1919. He/she became 70 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by William.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Charles F. Kettering, Charles Eastman, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer, Elbert Hubbard, Robert Frost, Ngo Dinh Diem, Margaret Lee Runbeck, George Matthew Adams, James Lane Allen, Adlai Stevenson, John Barrymore, Arthur C. Clarke, George S. Patton, Thornton Wilder, Casey Stengel, Vince Lombardi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Helen Keller, Pablo Picasso

Famous quotes by William Osler (30)


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"We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life"
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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"
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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"
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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"
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"One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine"
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"The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it"
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"Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought"
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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"
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"The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism"
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"The future is today"
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"The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well"
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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"
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"In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions"
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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"
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"What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp?"
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"The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine"
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"The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely"
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"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease"
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"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"
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"No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; and even the best of men must be content with fragments, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition"
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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"
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"There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language"
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"There is no disease more conducive to clinical humility than aneurysm of the aorta"
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"There are, in truth, no specialties in medicine, since to know fully many of the most important diseases a man must be familiar with their manifestations in many organs"
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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"
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"The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget"
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"No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher"
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"Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability"
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"The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals"
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"Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants"


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