50 Motivational Quotes On Why We Should Respect Doctors

Imagine your doctor crying with you as he or she informs you of bad news? How would that look? Funny, isn't it? On a serious note, to maintain professionalism and to be strong for you, they would cross that line.


“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
You may have heard this famous quote as a kid, which made you ponder as you were growing up—are doctors villains? Being in the field of medicine is never easy as it requires persistence, hard work, and a whole lot of bravery.

Today, being a doctor not only means being rich; ladies and gentlemen, there is more to that than meets the eye. Do you know how many books and frustrations they’ve been through to get where they are right now?

Have you ever felt the constant exhaustion and lack of sleep they’ve had to endure just to tend to people’s needs? Do you know what it feels like to always be on call because people’s lives fall in your hands?

Or, have you ever lost a life before? You see, being a doctor may have rewards, but that also comes along with its risks. Regardless of how hefty their paycheck can be, their responsibilities outweigh the value of money.

On the other hand, never say that doctors don’t have a heart just because they frequently have to break bad news. Did you know that being empathetic is part of the job?

Imagine your doctor crying with you as he or she informs you of bad news? How would that look? Funny, isn’t it? On a serious note, to maintain professionalism and to be strong for you, they would cross that line.

Merely asking these questions can justify why they are not villains but rather real-life superheroes.

Let’s face it; we already exist in a world full of suffering, sickness, and pain. But how would the world look like without doctors?

There are dozens of reasons why we should take inspiration from them.
This includes their years of patience and dedication to be experts in their respective fields and their perseverance in putting in the long hours to alleviate other people’s suffering.

Here are 50 quotes on why we should take MOTIVATION from doctors:

  1. “The best doctor gives the least medicines.” – Benjamin Franklin
  2. ”During surgery, God performs miracles. I don’t.” – Joshua Michael Levinson
  3. “The presence of the doctor is the beginning of the cure.”—Anonymous
  4. “Behind every great doctor is an even better nurse.” – Anonymous
  5. “The most tragic thing in the world is a sick doctor.” – George Bernard Shaw
  6. “The best doctor is the one you run to and can’t find.” – Denis Diderot
  7. “Medicine cures diseases, but only doctors can cure patients.” – Carl Jung
  8. “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates
  9. “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient with the disease.” – William Olser
  10. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  11. “To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You have to care.” – Mandy Hale
  12. “Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.” – Elizabeth David
  13. “I gave up my life to learn how to save yours.” – Anonymous
  14. “A doctor is nothing more than a consolation for the spirit.”— Petronius Arbiter
  15. “The doctor is the servant, not the master for teaching Nature.” — Anonymous
  16. “A certain author defines a doctor to be a man who writes prescriptions until the patient either dies or is cured by nature.”— Peter Shaw
  17. “A doctor is the only man who can suffer from good health.” — Anonymous
  18. “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
  19. “A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment.” — Anonymous
  20. “A doctor whose breath smells has no right to a medical opinion.” — Martin H. Fischer
  21. “A lucky physician is better than a learned one.” — English Proverb
  22. “A man is a poor physician who has not two or three remedies ready for use in every case of illness.” — Asclepiades
  23. “A man of very moderate ability may be a good physician if he devotes himself faithfully to the work.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
  24. “A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill.” — Martin H. Fischer
  25. “A physician advised his patient that had sore eyes that he should abstain from wine, but the patient said, “I think rather, sir, from wine and water; for I have often marked it in blue eyes, and I have seen water come forth but never wine.” — Sir Francis Bacon
  26. “A physician is an unfortunate gentleman who is every day required to perform a miracle, namely to reconcile health with intemperance.” — Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
  27. “A physician is judged by the three A’s, Ability, Availability, and Affability.” — Paul Reznikoff
  28. “A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more than even the whole man—he must view the man in his world.” — Harvey Cushing
  29. “A wise physician, skill’d our wounds to heal, is more than armies to the public weal.” — Alexander Pope
  30. “After all, we are merely the servants of the public, in spite of our M.D.s and our hospital appointments.”— Sir Henry Howarth Bashford
  31. “All knowledge attains its ethical value and its human significance only by the human sense with which it is employed. Only a good man can be a great physician.” — Carl Wilhelm Hermann Nothnagel
  32. “An alcoholic has been lightly defined as a man who drinks more than his own doctor.” — Alvan L. Barach
  33. “Anatomy is the great ocean of intelligence upon which the true physician must sail. Bacteriology is but one little harbor.” — John E. Link
  34. “Any man who is intelligent must, on considering that health is of the utmost value to human beings, have the personal understanding necessary to help himself in diseases, and be able to understand and to judge what physicians say and what they administer to his body, being versed in each of these matters to a degree reasonable for a layman.” — Hippocrates
  35. “Any physician who advertises a positive cure for any disease, who issues nostrum testimonials, who sells his services to a secret remedy, or who diagnoses and treats by mail patients he has never seen, is a quack.” — Samuel Hopkins Adams
  36. “As with eggs, there is no such thing as a poor doctor, doctors are either good or bad.”— Fuller Albright
  37. “At a given instant, everything the surgeon knows suddenly becomes important to the solution of the problem. You can’t do it an hour later or tomorrow. Nor can you go to the library and look it up.”— John W. Kirklin
  38. “Beware of the young Doctor, & the old Barber.” — Benjamin Franklin
  39. “But nothing is more estimable than a physician who, having studied nature from his youth, knows the properties of the human body, the diseases which assail it, the remedies which will benefit it, exercises his art with caution and pays equal attention to the rich and the poor. “— Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
  40. “By medicine, life may be prolong’d, yet death will seize the Doctor too.” — William Shakespeare
  41. “Employment is Nature’s physician, and is essential to human happiness.” — Galen
  42. “Fifty years ago, the successful doctor was said to need three things; a top hat to give him Authority, a paunch to give him Dignity, and piles to give him an Anxious Expression.” — Anonymous
  43. “For the most part, Western medicine doctors are not healers, preventers, listeners, or educators. But they’re damned good at saving a life and the other aspects kick the beam. It’s about time we brought some balance back to the scale.” — Claire Todae
  44. “From the physician, as emphatically the student of Nature has expected not only an inquiry into the cause but an investigation of the whole empire of Nature and a determination of the applicability of every species of knowledge to the improvement of his art.”— John Gorrie
  45. “Given one well-trained physician of the highest type and he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.” — William James Mayo
  46. “God healeth, and the physician hath the thanks.” — English Proverb
  47. “He that takes medicine and neglects to diet himself wastes the skill of the physician.” — Chinese Proverb
  48. “He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he who prevents it is the safest physician.” — Thomas Fuller
  49. “He’s the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.” — Benjamin Franklin
  50. “I felt more determined than ever to become a physician, and thus place a strong barrier between me and all ordinary marriage. I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.” — Elizabeth Blackwell

Key Takeaway:

This article does not mean that being a doctor is the only challenging profession one can take, as every field entails different hardships and takeaways.

Nonetheless, everyone is a real-life superhero in their own unique way.
Let’s not forget that behind every cloak is hard work, and behind every superhero is a human being.

In relation, every doctor is a humanist at heart as they will always feel and get their hearts broken due to illnesses they can’t control. They do hurt, but only behind closed doors.

Take inspiration and learn from their hard work and commitment.
Who knows, someday, you might be one of them.

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