Silas Weir Mitchell

Death’s but one more to-morrow.

Silas Weir Mitchell (January 15, 1829January 4, 1914) was an American physician and writer.

QuotesEdit

  • I must have told my story ill if to every physician who hears me its illustrations have not the invigorating force of moral tonics.
    • Transaction of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1887, 9: 337, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Up anchor! Up anchor!
    Set sail and away!
    The ventures of dreamland
    Are thine for a day.
    • Dreamland, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Death’s but one more to-morrow.
    • Of one who seemed to have failed, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • When youth was lord of my unchallenged fate,
    And time seemed but the vassal of my will,
    I entertained certain guests of state—
    The great of older days.
    • On a Boy's first Reading of "King Henry V", reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919); comparable to "I am the master of my fate", William Ernest Henley, Invictus (1875).

AttributedEdit

  • Where did this filthy thing come from?
    • While throwing a book on psychoanalysis into a fire; reported in Ernest Penney Earnest, S. Weir Mitchell, Novelist and Physician (1950), p. 180.

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