Doctor Quotes and Sayings – National Doctor Day 2024

Doctor Quotes and Sayings:- In India, National Doctors’ Day is celebrated on July 1st all across India to honor the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882, and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years.

Later he became the Indian National Congress leader and then Chief Minister of West Bengal. . Behind his name, Dr. B. C. Roy National Award was instituted in the year 1976 to pay honor, respect, and tribute.

The staff of the healthcare organizations organizes a variety of events and activities for the campaign celebration.

“Rotary Club of the North Calcutta and North East Calcutta Social & Welfare Organization” organizes big events every year for the grand celebration of doctor’s day.

At a discussion program, medical professionals will discuss topics such as health check-ups, cures, prevention, diagnosis, and proper treatment.

For better and healthier social development, doctors rotate through the community to provide medical services.

It is a day to say their vote of thanks for their love, affection, and priceless care of their patients.

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old doctor quotes, doctor sayings, and doctor proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

List of Doctor Quotes and Sayings


“Our profession is the only one which works unceasingly to annihilate itself.”

 -Martin H. Fischer

Doctor Quotes and Sayings

“The best doctor is the one you run to and can’t find.” 

-Denis Diderot


“My doctor is wonderful. Once when I couldn’t afford an operation, he touched up the X-rays.”


Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire


“My doctor is nice; every time I see him, I’m ashamed of what I think of doctors in general.”

Mignon McLaughlin

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

Thomas Edison


“We are in the age of M.D., medical darkness, which seeks legislative protection from the light.”

James Lendall Basford


“The man who doctors himself with the aid of medical books, runs the risk of dying of a typographical error.”

Evan Esar


“Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust.”

Don Herold


“Disease increases in proportion to the increase in the number of doctors in a place.”

Mahatma Gandhi


“You may not be able to read a doctor’s handwriting and prescription, but you’ll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.”

Earl Wilson

Doctor Quotes and Sayings

“An ignorant doctor is the aide de camp of death.”



“You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.”

William S. Burroughs


“Doctors always think anybody doing something they aren’t is a quack; also they think all patients are idiots.”

Flannery O’Connor

“You can’t judge the ability of a doctor by the amount of praise the undertakers give him.”

Evan Esar


“My doctor told me I shouldn’t work out until I’m in better shape. I told him, All right; don’t send me a bill until I pay you.”

Steven Wright


“A great doctor kills more people than a great general.”

G.W. Leibniz


“Surgeons must be very careful when they take the knife! Underneath their fine incisions. Stirs the Culprit Life!”

Emily Dickinson


“Though the doctors treated him, let his blood, and gave him medications to drink, he nevertheless recovered.”

Leo Tolstoy


“Doctors don’t seem to realize that most of us are perfectly content not having to visualize ourselves as animated bags of skin filled with obscene glop.”

Joe Haldeman


“A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion.”

Martin H. Fischer


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



“My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.”

Jack Kevorkian

“The doctor is not unfrequently death’s pilot fish.”

G. D. Prentice


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


Doctor Quotes and Sayings

“The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.”

Jonathan Swift


“I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.”

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire


“People pay the doctor for his trouble; for his kindness they still remain in his debt.”



“A wealthy doctor who can help a poor man, and will not without a fee, has less sense of humanity than a poor ruffian, who kills a rich man to supply his necessities.”

Joseph Addison


“I wondher why ye can always read a doctor’s bill an’ ye niver can read his purscription.”

Finley Peter Dunne