|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|The remedy is worse than the disease.|
BaconOf Seditions. BuckinghamSpeech in House of Lords, 1675. DrydenJuvenal. Satire XVI. L. 31. Le SageGil Blas. Bk. XII. Ch. VIII. MiddletonFamily of Love. Act V. Sc. 3.
| [Diseases] crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, shrivel them up like old apples, make them as so many anatomies.|
BurtonAnatomy of Melancholy. Pt. I. Sc. 2. Memb. 3. Subsect. 10.
| Apoplexie, and Lethargie,|
As forlorn hope, assault the enemy.
Du BartasDivine Weekes and Workes. Second Week. First Day. Pt. III. The Furies.
| Disease is an experience of mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body. Divine Science takes away this physical sense of discord, just as it removes a sense of moral or mental inharmony.|
Mary B. G. EddyScience and Health. Ch. XIV. 20.
|That dire disease, whose ruthless power|
Withers the beautys transient flower.
GoldsmithDouble Transformation. L. 75.
| A bodily disease which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.|
Nath. HawthorneScarlet Letter. Ch. X.
|Against diseases here the strongest fence,|
Is the defensive vertue, abstinence.
| Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.|
|Dogni pianta palesa laspetto|
Il difetto, che il tronco nasconde
Per le fronde, dal frutto, o dal fior.
The canker which the trunk conceals is revealed by the leaves, the fruit, or the flower.
MetastasioGiuseppe Riconosciuto. I.
|Aëre non certo corpora languor habet.|
Sickness seizes the body from bad ventilation.
OvidArs Amatoria. II. 310.
|Vitiant artus ægræ contagia mentis.|
Diseases of the mind impair the bodily powers.
OvidTristium. III. 8. 25.
| Utque in corporibus, sic in imperio, gravissimus est morbus qui a capite diffunditur.|
And as in mens bodies, so in government, that disease is most serious which proceeds from the head.
Pliny the Younger. Ep. Bk. IV. 22. SenecaDe Clementia. Bk. II. 2.
|As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath,|
Receives the lurking principle of death,
The young disease, that must subdue at length,
Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength.
PopeEssay on Man. Ep. II. L. 133.
|But just disease to luxury succeeds,|
And evry death its own avenger breeds.
PopeEssay on Man. Ep. III. L. 165.
|O, hes a limb, that has but a disease;|
Mortal, to cut it off; to cure it, easy.
Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 296.
| Diseases desperate grown,|
By desperate appliance are relievd,
Or not at all.
Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 9.
| This apoplexy is, as I take it, a kind of lethargy, ant please your lordship; a kind of sleeping in the blood, a whoreson tingling.|
Henry IV. Pt. II. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 125.
|Before the curing of a strong disease,|
Even in the instant of repair and health,
The fit is strongest; evils that take leave,
On their departure most of all show evil.
King John. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 112.
| Ill forbear;|
And am fallen out with my more headier will,
To take the indisposd and sickly fit
For the sound man.
King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 110.
|Graviora quædam sunt remedia periculis.|
Some remedies are worse than the disease.