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101 Health Quotes

The cure for everything is saltwater: sweat, tears or the sea.

Karen Blixen

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.

(unknown)

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

Redd Foxx

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Mark Twain

health apple

The greatest wealth is health.

Virgil

As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.

Adelle Davis

Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.

Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

Albert Schweitzer

Fitness - If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.

Cher

Health is not valued till sickness comes.

Dr. Thomas Fuller

Be not slow to visit the sick.

Ecclesiastes

Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is amazing how much crisper the general experience of life becomes when your body is given a chance to develop a little strength.

Frank Duff, A Coder in Courierland

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.

George Dennison Prentice

Health is not simply the absence of sickness.

Hannah Green

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

Hippocrates

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.

Izaak Walton

It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like.

Jackie Mason

If you trust Google more than your doctor then maybe it's time to switch doctors.

Jadelr and Cristina Cordova

Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution.

Jay Leno

You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are.

Jeph Jacques

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.

Paul Dudley White

Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: "We would be more alive if we did more of this," and, "Life would be more lovely if we did less of that." Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.

Peter McWilliams

The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones.

Peter McWilliams

Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors.

Quentin Crisp

One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick.

Rabbi Harold Kushner

Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away.

Robert Orben

Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.

Robin Norwood

A Hospital is no place to be sick.

Samuel Goldwyn

I already knew to eat clean and listen to my body, to only eat when I was in a calm mental state. Everyone knew. But when you're fat in the head, it's never about knowing the answers. It's about living them.

Stephanie Klein

I'd heard it all the time, 'Live in the moment.' But if I did that, I'd weigh more than a dump truck. Losing weight wasn't about the moment at all; it was about having faith in the future. It was about knowing there would be another meal in a few hours.

Stephanie Klein

That's the thing about being a former fat camp champ: when asked if I'd change my past if I could, I always answer no. The pain of being an overweight kid, the humiliation, make you think twice before ever cutting anyone else down.

Stephanie Klein

Beauty isn't something on the outside. It's your insides that count! You gotta eat green stuff to make sure you're pretty on the inside.

Takayuki Ikkaku

Exercise relieves stress. Nothing relieves exercise.

Takayuki Ikkaku

Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.

G.K. Chesterton

There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.

Josh Billings

I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.

Samuel Butler

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

Doug Larson

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

World Health Organization, 1948

The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around.... Throughout history, "tender loving care" has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing."

Larry Dossey

Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway.

Author Unknown

As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this. We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying. We have lost all confidence in the human body.

Lewis Thomas

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Author Unknown

The best six doctors anywhere and no one can deny it are sunshine, water, rest, and air exercise and diet. These six will gladly you attend, if only you are willing. Your mind they'll ease, your will they'll mend, and charge you not a shilling.

Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990

He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.

Chinese Proverb

If I'd known I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better care of myself.

Leon Eldred

Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you!

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something.

Lord Chesterfield

If the pain wanders, do not waste your time with doctors.

Mignon McLaughlin

The patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop.

Quentin Regestein

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

Author Unknown

Joy and Temperance and Repose. Slam the door on the doctor's nose.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If I had my way I'd make health catching instead of disease.

Robert Ingersoll

Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot.

Dutch Proverb

Like everybody else, when I don't know what else to do, I seem to go in for catching colds.

George Jean Nathan

Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.

Cicero

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.

Elbert Hubbard

People who are always taking care of their health are like misers who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.

Laurence Sterne

To feel keenly the poetry of a morning's roses, one has to have just escaped from the claws of this vulture which we call sickness.

Henri Frederic Amiel

The longer I live the less confidence I have in drugs and the greater is my confidence in the regulation and administration of diet and regimen.

John Redman Coxe

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

Irish Proverb

Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.

Danish Proverb

There are two things in life that a sage must preserve at every sacrifice, the coats of his stomach and the enamel of his teeth. Some evils admit of consolations, but there are no comforters for dyspepsia and the toothache.

Henry Lytton Bulwer

In minds crammed with thoughts, organs clogged with toxins, and bodies stiffened with neglect, there is just no space for anything else.

Alison Rose Levy

Men that look no further than their outsides, think health an appurtenance unto life, and quarrel with their constitutions for being sick; but I that have examined the parts of man, and know upon what tender filaments that fabric hangs, do wonder that we are not always so; and considering the thousand doors that lead to death, do thank my God that we can die but once.

Thomas Browne

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.

George Dennison Prentice

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.

Marcel Proust

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease.

V.L. Allineare

My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.

Leslie Grimutter

We drink one another's health and spoil our own.

Jerome K. Jerome

In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.

Cicero

I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more.

Henry Ward Beecher

The appearance of a disease is swift as an arrow; its disappearance slow, like a thread.

Chinese Proverb

Nature does require her time of preservation, which perforce, I her frail son amongst my brethren mortal, must give my attendance to.

William Shakespeare

Health is like munny, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.

Josh Billings

A healthy body and soul come from an unencumbered mind and body.

Ymber Delecto

Adam and Eve ate the first vitamins, including the package.

E.R. Squibb

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.

Leo Tolstoy

Gold that buys health can never be ill spent.

Thomas Dekker

Disease is somatic; the suffering from it, psychic.

Martin H. Fischer

Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it.

John Henry Cardinal Newman

Diseases crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, rivel them up like old apples, make them as so many Anatomies.

Robert Burton

Sometimes I get the feeling the aspirin companies are sponsoring my headaches.

V.L. Allineare

A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison.

Francis Bacon

An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease.

Yiddish Proverb

Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;... and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.

James H. West

Hear your heart. Heart your health.

Faith Seehill

Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.

Catalan Proverb

If man thinks about his physical or moral state he usually discovers that he is ill.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician.

Meryl Streep

An illness of the mind is an illness of the body, and vice versa.

Madrianne Arvore

Just because you're not sick doesn't mean you're healthy.

Author Unknown

Every man's disease is his personal property.

Alonzo Clark

Know, then, whatever cheerful and serene Supports the mind supports the body too.

AJohn Armstrong

When an illness knocks you on your ass, you should stay down and relax for a while before trying to get back up.

Candea Core-Starke

Healthy people are invalids who don't know it.

Jules Romains

If your body's not right, the rest of your day will go all wrong. Take care of yourself.

V.L. Allineare

It is a lot harder to keep people well than it is to just get them over a sickness. Take care of yourself.

DeForest Clinton Jarvis

Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.

Susan Sontag

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