Sir William Osler Quotations

Sir William Osler

Nothing will sustain you more potently than the power to recognize in your humdrum routine, as perhaps it may be thought, the true poetry of life.

Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.

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

There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter -- loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life.

The successful teacher is no longer on a height, pumping knowledge at high pressure into passive receptacles...

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

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.