"Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."William Osler on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."William Osler on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."William Osler on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."William Osler on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."William Osler on Oscar Wilde
"The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow."
"Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert."
"To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle."
"There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language."
"Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants."