Helbredelse er et spørsmål om tid, men noen ganger er det også et spørsmål om muligheter.
Precepts, kap. 1, oversatt av W. H. S. Jones (1923).
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
Time is that wherein there is opportunity, and opportunity is that wherein there is no great time. Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. However, knowing this, one must attend to medical practice not primarily to plausible theories, but to experience combined with reason. For a theory is a composite memory of things apprehended with sense perception.
Levde: 460 - 377 f.v.t.
Hippokrates regnes som en av de viktigste personen i medisinens historie.