Patch Adams Quotes

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Patch Adams Quotes

Death. To die. To expire. To pass on. To perish. To peg out. To push up daisies. To push up posies. To become extinct. Curtains, deceased, Demised, departed And defunct. Dead as a doornail. Dead as a herring. Dead as a mutton. Dead as nits. The last breath. Paying a debt to nature. The big sleep. Gods way of saying, "Slow down."
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Remember laughing? Laughter enhances the blood flow to the body's extremities and improves cardiovascular function. Laughter releases endorphins and other natural mood elevating and pain-killing chemicals, improves the transfer of oxygen and nutrients to internal organs.
Laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off disease, cancer cells as well as viral, bacterial and other infections. Being happy is the best cure of all diseases!

— Patch Adams

The purpose of a doctor or any human in general should not be to simply delay the death of the patient, but to increase the person's quality of life.

— Patch Adams

Death is not the enemy sir, Indifference is!
You treat a disease, you win, you lose.
You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win, no matter what the outcome. Is this interesting?

— Patch Adams

Humor is an antidote to all ills.

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I've never made a penny being a doctor, so that makes it not a job. My sense of a doctor is that one is a presence caring for health. So I'm never not a doctor. People call me from all over the world who are hurting, and I care for them. Chatting is what more people want than anything.

— Patch Adams

It is inexcusable that the richest country in the world does not take care of all of its people. We don't consider ourselves idealistic; we're thoughtfully trying to make a beautiful health care model.

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The medium of response in America is fame; that's how a person that bounces a ball can make millions of dollars, and a school teacher with no fame makes $35,000.

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The reason adults should look as though they are having fun, is to give kids a reason to want to grow up.

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Every problem in history is due to men, so I'm basically asking for humanity to nest itself in a feminine culture, probably for the next 1,000 years.

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People crave laughter as if it were an essential amino acid.

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One cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the community, from the health of the world.

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I love you without knowing how, why, or even from where

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I think my government are fascists. I feel that if we don't change from a society that worships money and power over to one that worships compassion and generosity, there is no hope for human survival this century.

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See what no one else sees. See what everyone chooses not to see - out of fear, conformity, or laziness. See the whole world anew each day.

— Patch Adams

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