William Osler Quotes

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The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
— William Osler

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Human nature has only two primal passions—to get and to beget.
— William Osler

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Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
— William Osler
The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.
— William Osler

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That man can interrogate as well as observe nature was a lesson slowly learned in his evolution.

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The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
— William Osler

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In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
— William Osler

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In science, the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
— William Osler
There are only two sorts of doctors: those who practice with their brains, and those who practice with their tongues.
— William Osler
The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
— William Osler
No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; and even the best of men must be content with fragments, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.
— William Osler

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