Quote by Thomas Fuller
The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.
This quote suggests that if a patient treats their doctor with excessive favor and gives them too much power or influence over their health, the patient's chances of recovery may decrease. It implies that relying solely on the doctor's judgment and decision-making, rather than taking an active role in one's own health, can hinder the healing process. The inherent power imbalance between patient and doctor should be balanced to ensure the best possible outcome.
No one can write a best seller by trying to. He must write with complete sincerity; the clich?s that make you laugh, the hackneyed characters, the well-worn situations, the commonplace story that excites your derision, seem neither hackneyed, well worn nor commonplace to him. The conclusion is obvious: you cannot write anything that will convince unless you are yourself convinced. The best seller sells because he writes with his heart's blood.