„The best physician is also a philosopher.“

—  Cláudio Galeno, Title of a treatise; cited from Judith Perkins The Suffering Self (London: Routledge, 1995) p. 154.
Original

Quod optimus medicus sit quoque philosophus.

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—  George Long 1800 - 1879
Context: The doctrines of Epictetus and Antoninus are the same, and Epictetus is the best authority for the explanation of the philosophical language of Antoninus and the exposition of his opinions.

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„Time is the great physician.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
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„Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.“

—  Aeschylus ancient Athenian playwright -525 - -456 a.C.
line 378; compare: "Apt words have power to suage / The tumours of a troubl'd mind", John Milton, Samson Agonistes.

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„Employment is Nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness.“

—  Galén Roman physician, surgeon and philosopher 129 - 216
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„Life is short, and Art long; the crisis fleeting; experience perilous, and decision difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate.“

—  Hippocrates ancient Greek physician 460
Variant translation: Art is long; life is short; opportunity is fleeting; judgement is difficult; experience is deceitful. Compare: "The lyfe so short, the craft so long to lerne", Geoffrey Chaucer, The Assembly of Fowles, line 1.