Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what can from life.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value.
Information is not knowledge.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
Well done is better than well said.
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
We should be concerned not only about the health of individual patients, but also the health of our entire society.
Wellness is not a ‘medical fix’, but a way of living – a lifestyle sensitive and responsive to all the dimensions of body, mind, and spirit, an approach to life we each design to achieve our highest potential for well-being now and forever.
At some point in every person’s life, you will need an assisted medical device – whether it’s your glasses, your contacts, or as you age and you have a hip replacement or a knee replacement or a pacemaker. The prosthetic generation is all around us.
Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer, healther lives. We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research.
Charge forward with hope and get the best medical advice you can. Talk to our friends, neighbors, family, and together you attack it. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can always control how we react to it.
To confess ignorance is often wiser than to beat about the bush with a hypothetical diagnosis.
When every patient comes into the resuscitation room, they offer you a gift, a gift of life’s greatest lesson, which is that it is short and it is precious. We should accept that gift from them with gratitude, grace, and responsibility.