„As a bodily disease cannot be healed, if it be concealed, or praised, thus also, neither can a remedy be applied to a diseased soul, which is badly guarded and protected.“

—  Estobeu, Pythagorean Ethical Sentences, 24
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„Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.“

—  Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory
Freeman (1948), p. 149 Variant: Medicine cures the diseases of the body; wisdom, on the other hand, relieves the soul of its sufferings.

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„The remedy is worse than the disease.“

—  Francis Bacon, livro Essays
Essays (1625), Of Seditions and Troubles

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„A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.“

—  Guy Fawkes English member of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 1570 - 1606
Remark (6 November 1605) as quoted in The Dictionary of National Biography Vol. 6 (1917); He is here invoking a version of a famous statement of Hippocrates, also translated as "Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases."

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„Atheism is a disease of the soul, before it becomes an error of the understanding.“

—  Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 a.C.
Misattributed, Misattributed to Plato in Laws by Conservapedia http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_Quotes. Actual source: William Fleming, as quoted in Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay by Samuel Austin Allibone, 1816–1889. http://www.bartleby.com/349/authors/74.html

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„Resist beginnings; the remedy comes too late when the disease has gained strength by long delays.“

—  Ovid, livro Remedia amoris
Remedia Amoris (The Cure for Love), Principiis obsta; sero medicina paratur Cum mala per longas convaluere moras. Lines 91–92

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„This course brings diseases and afflictions upon the body and soul alike.“

—  Maimónides, livro The Guide for the Perplexed
Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190), Part III, Context: The third class of evils comprise those which everyone causes to himself by his own action. This is the largest class, and is far more numerous than the second class. It is especially of these evils that all men complain,—only few men are found that do not sin against themselves by this kind of evil.... This class of evil originates in man's vices, such as excessive desire for eating, drinking, and love; indulgence in these things in undue measure, or in improper manner, or partaking of bad food. This course brings diseases and afflictions upon the body and soul alike. Ch.12

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„For if vicious propensity is, as it were, a disease of the soul like bodily sickness, even as we account the sick in body by no means deserving of hate, but rather of pity, so, and much more, should they be pitied whose minds are assailed by wickedness, which is more frightful than any sickness.“

—  Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius philosopher of the early 6th century 480
The Consolation of Philosophy · De Consolatione Philosophiae, Book IV, Nam si uti corporum languor ita vitiositas quidam est quasi morbus animorum, cum aegros corpore minime dignos odio sed potius miseratione iudicemus, multo magis non insequendi sed miserandi sunt quorum mentes omni languore atrocior urguet improbitas. Prose IV; line 42; translation by H. R. James Alternate translation: For as faintness is a disease of the body, so is vice a sickness of the mind. Wherefore, since we judge those that have corporal infirmities to be rather worthy of compassion than of hatred, much more are they to be pitied, and not abhorred, whose minds are oppressed with wickedness, the greatest malady that may be.

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„Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.“

—  Felix Adler German American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, and lecturer 1851 - 1933
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