"The good physician treats the disease the great physician treats the patient who has the disease."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."William Osler on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."William Osler on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."William Osler on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."William Osler on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."William Osler on Winston Churchill
"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."
"Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability."
"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."