William Osler Quotes

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism. William Osler

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. William Osler

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well. William Osler

Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom. Let not your conceptions of disease come from words heard in the lecture room or read from the book. See, and then reason and compare and control. But see first. William Osler

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. William Osler

The first step toward success in any occupation is to become interested in it. 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

The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest. William Osler