A Quote by John Milton on doctors


Budge doctors of the Stoic fur.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 707.

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A Quote by John Gay on doctors, losing, and women

Man may escape from rope and gun; Nay, some have outlived the doctor's pill: Who takes a woman must be undone, That basilisk is sure to kill. The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets, So he that tastes woman, woman, woman, He that tastes woman, ruin meets.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: The Beggar's Opera, 1728

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A Quote by John Dryden on doctors, exercise, god, health, and work

Better to hunt in fields for health unbought Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. The wise for cure on exercise depend; God never made his work for man to mend.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Epistle to John Dryden of Chesterton

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A Quote by John Donne on ambition, contentment, doctors, funerals, satisfaction, and sermons

When my mouth shall be filled with dust, and the worm shall feed, and feed sweetly upon me, when the ambitious man shall have no satisfaction if the poorest alive tread upon him, nor the poorest receive any contentment in being made equal to princes, for they shall be equal but in dust. *Called by His Majesty's household the Doctors Own Funeral Sermon

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: XXVI Sermons, 1661, Death's Duel, last sermon, February 15, 1631*

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A Quote by Joey Bishop on doctors


My doctor is wonderful. Once, in 1955, when I couldn't afford an operation, he touched up the X-rays.

Joey Bishop

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A Quote by Jay Leno on agreement, doctors, and medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.

Jay Leno (1950 -)

Source: Creative Quotations, a collection of quotations from the Internet.

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A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on attitude, concern, doctors, giving, ignorance, islam, laws, mortality, secrets, spirituality, stupidity, and sufi

When Sufism was at loggerheads with the legalitarian Islam embodied by the doctors of the Law, known as the fuqaha', according to Henry Corbin: . . . Ibn 'Arabi made no secret of his disgust at their stupidity, ignorance, and depravity, and such an attitude was not calculated to win their favor. The tension rose, giving rise to denunciations and arrests; our shaikh was in mortal peril. At this critical moment the irreducible antagonism between the spiritual Islam of Sufism and legalitarian Islam became patent. Saved by the intervention of a friendly shaikh, Ibn 'Arabi had but one concern, to flee far from Cairo and its hateful, bigoted canonists. Where was he to seek refuge? He returned to Meca (1207).

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969.

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A Quote by Howard Jones on doctors, hope, justice, and pain

You can see the summit, but you can't reach it It's the last piece of the puzzle, but you just can't make it fit Doctor says you're cured, but you still feel the pain Aspirations in the clouds, but your hopes go down the drain. And you want her and she wants you We want everyone And you want her and she wants you No one, no one, no one ever is to blame

Howard Jones

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on doctors and joy

Joy, temperance, and repose, Slam the door on the doctor's nose.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on business, doctors, love, philosophy, poets, purity, sleep, and soldiers

A farmer, a hunter, a soldier, a reporter, even a philosopher, may be daunted; but nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? His business calls him out at all hours, even when doctors sleep.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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