The Physician Quotes.

1. "And though you study medicine for a score of lifetimes, there will come to you people whose illnesses are mysteries, for the anguish of which you speak is part and parcel of the profession of healing and must be lived with."
- Noah Gordon, The Physician

2. "I think of the separation between life and Paradise as a river, Mirdin said. If there are many bridges that cross the river, should it be of great concern to God which bridge the traveler chooses?"
- Noah Gordon, The Physician

3. "Medicine is like the slow raising of masonry, Rob said. We are fortunate, in a lifetime, to be able to lay a single brick. If we can explain the disease, someone yet unborn may devise a cure."
- Noah Gordon, The Physician

4. "Esta Pérsia parecia tentar fazer de cada homem um cornudo, à vez"
- Noah Gordon, The Physician

5. "As substâncias eram imprevisíveis e difíceis de controlar, mas por vezes os cirurgiões conseguiam operar sem os tremores convulsivos e os gemidos e gritos de dor. As receitas pareciam-lhe mais magia do que medicina"
- Noah Gordon, The Physician

6. "Por vezes Mary falava e Fara escutava uma efusão de gaélico que não compreendia; por vezes era Fara que falava a Língua para uma Mary completamente em branco. Curiosamente, as palavras não eram importantes. O que importava era a representação das emoções nas expressões do rosto, a expressividade das mãos, o que a voz transmitia, segredos que os olhos contavam"
- Noah Gordon, The Physician

7. "It is just as easy to bring death to man, and I’ve done so. It’s harder to keep hold of life, harder still to maintain a grasp on health. Those are the tasks to which we must keep our minds."
- Noah Gordon, The Physician

8. "Why is it, Master, he asked bitterly, that despite all a physician is able to do, he is as a leaf before the wind, and the real power lies only with Allah?"
- Noah Gordon, The Physician

9. "The study of medicine was, in its own way, something to love in place of a missing family."
- Noah Gordon, The Physician

10. "If you desire it, you must punish yourself for the sake of learning, seek every advantage in keeping up with the other clerks and in excelling them. You must study with the fervor of the blessed or the cursed."
- Noah Gordon, The Physician

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