The National Doctors' Day falls on March 30 ― a day to celebrate medical professionals across the United States and to appreciate their contribution in saving endless lives every day.

From minor cuts and bruises to mental health, the human civilization, especially with the advancement of science and medicine, has learned to rely on doctors for every issue plaguing the body and mind. So it was only a matter of time before the importance of medical professionals was recognized.

The National Doctors' Day was introduced by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, to mark the first time ether was used to anesthetize a patient. It was later signed into law in 1990 by former President George H. W. Bush, which designated Doctors' Day a national holiday.

To celebrate this occasion, here are a few inspirational quotes about medicine and doctors, collected from Quote Garden and Gold Medal Waters:

“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.” ― Hippocrates

"[Being a doctor] offers the most complete and constant union of those three qualities which have the greatest charm for pure and active minds – novelty, utility, and charity." ― Sir James Paget

"In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men." ― Cicero

“While the journey seems long and hard at the beginning with perseverance and dedication the rewards at the end last a lifetime.” ― William R. Francis

“The awe of discovering the human body. The honor of being trusted to give advice. The gratitude for helping someone through a difficult illness. These things never grow old.” ― Danielle Ofri, MD

"Observation, Reason, Human Understanding, Courage; these make the physician." ― Martin H. Fischer

“We practice medicine that our historical ancestors could only dream of, and we have access to amazing treatments and cures for our patients on a daily basis.” ― Suneel Dhand, MD

"People pay the doctor for his trouble; for his kindness they still remain in his debt." ― Seneca

“The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.” ― Plato

“Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.” ― Martin H. Fischer

“Body and soul cannot be separated for purposes of treatment, for they are one and indivisible. Sick minds must be healed as well as sick bodies.” ― C. Jeff Miller

“It is a good thing for a physician to have prematurely grey hair and itching piles. The first makes him appear to know more than he does, and the second gives him an expression of concern which the patient interprets as being on his behalf.” ― A. Benson Cannon

“One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.... Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.” ― William Osler

“Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust.” ― Don Herold

“The only equipment lack in the modern hospital? Somebody to meet you at the entrance with a handshake!” ― Martin H. Fischer

“The physician should look upon the patient as a besieged city and try to rescue him with every means that art and science place at his command.” ― Alexander of Tralles

“A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man — he must view the man in his world.” ― Harvey Cushing

“Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence.” ― James Bryce

"Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis." ― Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.

"Disease is war with the laws of our being, and all war, as a great general has said, is hell." ― Lewis G. Janes