"The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."William Osler on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."William Osler on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."William Osler on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."William Osler on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."William Osler on Mark Twain
"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."