Doctor Quotes and Sayings – #NationalDoctorDay 2020

Doctor Quotes and Sayings:- In India, the National Doctors’ Day is celebrated on July 1st all across India to honour 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.

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.”

Joey Bishop


“Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.”

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


Motivational Doctor Quotes And Sayings


“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.”



List of Famous Doctor Quotes and Sayings


“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