Definition of physician, heal thyself in English:

physician, heal thyself


  • Before attempting to correct others, make sure that you aren't guilty of the same faults yourself.

    • ‘She admits, however, that she does have to say ‘physician, heal thyself’ on occasions.’
    • ‘The most bizarre was a CNN discussion about whether there was too much news coverage of the crisis - physician, heal thyself!’
    • ‘Surprisingly, none of the assembled scientists shouted out ‘physician, heal thyself’.’
    • ‘Clearly, it's a case of ‘physician, heal thyself’, as in, sort out the problems you and the Government are causing first before telling the rest of us that we are major contributors to inflation.’