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physician, heal thyself

Definition of physician, heal thyself in English:

proverb Before attempting to correct others, make sure that you aren’t guilty of the same faults.
[With biblical allusion to Luke 4:23]
Example sentences
  • The most bizarre was a CNN discussion about whether there was too much news coverage of the crisis - 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.
  • Surprisingly, none of the assembled scientists shouted out ‘physician, heal thyself’.
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