Sir William Osler Quotes (12 quotations)

1. In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs. - Sir William Osler

2. Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition. - Sir William Osler

3. Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought. - Sir William Osler

4. 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. - Sir William Osler

5. One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. - Sir William Osler

6. Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows. - Sir William Osler

7. The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well. - Sir William Osler

8. The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals. - Sir William Osler

9. 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. - Sir William Osler

10. To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle. - Sir William Osler

11. To study the phenomenon of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all. - Sir William Osler

12. We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it. - Sir William Osler

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