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A Quote by Sir Thomas More on men, people, persuasion, and remedies

Plato by a goodly similitude declareth, why wise men refrain to meddle in the commonwealth. For when they see the people swarm into the streets, and daily wet to the skin with rain, and yet cannot persuade them to go out of the rain, they do keep themselves within their houses, seeing they cannot remedy the folly of the people.

Sir Thomas More (1478 - 1535)

Source: Utopia, 1516, Concerning the Best State of a Commonwealth

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on anger, delay, and remedies

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Roger Bacon on body, excellence, mathematics, men, purity, remedies, respect, tennis, understanding, and wit

In the mathematics I can report no deficience, except that it be that men do not sufficiently understand the excellent use of the pure mathematics, in that they do remedy and cure many defects in the wit and faculties intellectual. For if the wit be too dull, they sharpen it; if too wandering, they fix it; if too inherent in the sense, they abstract it. So that as tennis is a game of no use in itself, but of great use in respect it maketh a quick eye and a body ready to put itself into all postures; so in the mathematics, that use which is collateral and intervenient is no less worthy than that which is principal and intended.

Roger Bacon (c. 1214 - c. 1294)

Source: John Fauvel and Jeremy Gray (eds.) A History of Mathematics: A Reader, Sheridan House, 1987.

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A Quote by Robert Burton on abuse, body, disease, divinity, excellence, gold, health, men, philosophy, remedies, soul, and violence

Tobacco, divine, rare, super excellent tobacco, which goes beyond all their panaceas, potable gold, and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases. . . . But, as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, 'tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health, hellish, devilish, and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Quintus Curtius Rufus on disease, doctors, remedies, and seriousness

Doctors cure the more serious diseases with harsh remedies. Curtius Medici graviores morbos asperis remediis curant

Quintus Curtius Rufus

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A Quote by Publilius Syrus on disease and remedies

Some remedies are worse than the disease.

Publilius Syrus (fl. 1st Cent. BC -)

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A Quote by Pien Ch'iao on disease, doctors, men, remedies, and worry

Men worry over the great number of diseases, while doctors worry over the scarcity of effective remedies.

Pien Ch'iao

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A Quote by Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid on evil and remedies

There are a thousand forms of evil; there will be a thousand remedies.

Ovid (43 BC - c. 18 AD)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on belief, mankind, and remedies

I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica* could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes. *Substances used in the composition of medical remedies.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Lecture, Harvard Medical School.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on force, inconsistency, people, and remedies

Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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