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William Osler
The search for static security - in the law and elsewhere - is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts.

William Osler
In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.

William Osler
The good physician treats the disease the great physician treats the patient who has the disease

William Osler
We are all dietetic sinners only a small percent of what we eat nourishes us the balance goes to waste and loss of energy.

William Osler
The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest

William Osler
As it can be maintained that all the great advances have come from men under forty, so the history of the world shows that a very large proportion of the evils may be traced to the sexagenarians, nearly all the great mistakes politically and socially, all of the worst poems, most of the bad pictures, a majority of the bad novels and not a few of the bad sermons and speeches.

William Osler
Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.

William Osler
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.

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