C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


An ignorant doctor is the aide-de-camp of death.

Abu Avicenna.

  • By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death
  • Will seize the doctor, too.
  • Shakespeare.

    It is not much trouble to doctor sick folks, but to doctor healthy ones is troublesome.

    H. W. Shaw.

    Though fancy may be the patient’s complaint, necessity is often the doctor’s.


    The doctor is not unfrequently death’s pilot-fish.

    G. D. Prentice.