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Even medicine when exceeded becomes poison.
Japanese proverb

He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines.
Benjamin Franklin

If there is neither food nor drink, plain water is medicine.
African proverb

Bitter pills are gilded.
German proverb

Walking is man's best medicine.

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of
the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Thomas A. Edison

Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
Dave Barry

Medicine is the most distinguished of all arts, but through the ignorance of those who
practice it, and of those who casually judge such practitioners, it is now of all the arts by
far the least esteemed.

Medicine is not roast beef.
Maltese proverb

A friend of mine confused her Valium with her birth control pills. She had 14 kids but didn't
give a shit.
Joan Rivers

Eat few suppers and you'll need few medicines.
Benjamin Franklin

I got involved with a lot of different medications, and you can listen to my records go downhill
as the amount of medication went up.
Ringo Starr

Sleep is better than medicine.
Irish proverb

How's this for a sorry statistic? ... Over five million prescriptions for Valium are dispensed in
this country every month, and we are now treating more than four thousand new cases of
mental illness every twenty-four hours... There must be a better way to live.
Og Mandino

Laws are like medicine: They generally cure an evil by a lesser or a passing evil.
Otto von Bismarck

Resist beginnings; the prescription comes too late when the disease has gained strength by
long delays.

I went to the doctor because I'd swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills. My doctor told me to
have a few drinks and get some rest.
Rodney Dangerfield

Medicine does not depend on the incantations of the sorcerer.
African proverb

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature effects the cure.

I have wrestled with an alligator, that's right, I have wrestled with an alligator... I have
handcuffed lightning... only last week I have murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized
a brick. I'm so mean I make medicine sick!
Muhammad Ali

There is no medicine to apply to a fool.
Japanese proverb

Fear and insecurity... The first thing I want you to know is this: it's common. Everybody
experienced it. Nobody is beyond it. It doesn't make you bad or weak, ok? You don't need
medication for it, ok? It's normal.
Grant Cardone

You can change your attitude and change your life without taking a pill, seeing a shrink, or
trekking to a mountaintop to consult a guru.
Nick Vujicic

Bitter pills may have blessed effects.
Scottish proverb

The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king
wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul."
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

There's not a pharmaceutical in the world that can compete with the positive results of a
good night of restful sleep.
Sean Stephenson

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

There are no drugs more powerful than those you already have in your head! More than
100,000 chemical reactions go on in your brain every second. Your brain contains a veritable
pharmacopoeia of natural happiness-enhancing drugs: endorphins (the brain's painkiller, three
times stronger than morphine), serotonin (which naturally calms anxiety and relieves
depression), oxytocin (the bonding hormone), and dopamine (which promotes alertness and a
feeling of enjoyment), among others. They're just waiting to be released to every organ and
cell in your body. Because your brain's pharmacy is open 24 hours a day, you can create your
own supply of these happiness chemicals any time you want. And when your cells are happy,
you are happy.
Marci Shimoff

The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good
Caskie Stinnett

There is no such thing as tasty medicine.
Jewish proverb

- All right. But apart from sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads,
the fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
- Brought peace?
- Oh, peace. Shut up!
Life of Brian, 1979

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