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William Osler



    The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.

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    The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.

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    The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget

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    There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.

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    The higher the standard of education in a profession, the less marked will be the charlatanism.

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    Too many men slip early out of the habit of studious reading, and yet that is essential.

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    Take the sum of human achievement in action, in science, in art, in literature -- subtract the work of the men above forty, and while we should miss great treasurers, even priceless treasures, we would practically be where we are today. . . . The effective, moving, vitalizing work of the world is done between the ages of twenty-five and forty.

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