101 Body Quotes
Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners.
What fools indeed we morals are to lavish care upon a car, with never a bit of time to see about our own machinery!
John Kendrick Bangs
Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul the work of the soul, and good for either the work of the other.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
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
Yet this is health: To have a body functioning so perfectly that when its few simple needs are met it never calls attention to its own existence.
Bertha Stuart Dyment
Enough is as good as a feast.
Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.
To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
The human body is a machine which winds its own springs.
Julien Offroy de la Mettrie, L'Homme Machine
Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Some patients I see are actually draining into their bodies the diseased thoughts of their minds.
The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.
Robert C. Peale
The greatest wealth is health.
The best six doctors anywhere, and no one can deny it are: sunshine, water, rest, 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
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.
I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more.
Henry Ward Beecher
Know, then, whatever cheerful and serene, supports the mind supports the body too.
Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.
Marcus Valerius Martial
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Joy and Temperance and Repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We live longer than our forefathers; but we suffer more from a thousand artificial anxieties and cares. They fatigued only the muscles, we exhaust the finer strength of the nerves.
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.
Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Games lubricate the body and the mind.
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
John F. Kennedy
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers.
The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
Henry David Thoreau
We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.
I speak two languages, Body and English.
My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction.
Just as man can't exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one's rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property.
Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.
Blake said that the body was the soul's prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the 'windows of the soul.' When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence.
No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
Thomas A. Edison
The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
Thomas A. Edison
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
There is one thing I have never taught my body how to do and that is to figure out at 6 A.M. what it wants to eat at 6 P.M.
Never order food in excess of your body weight.
Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun.
I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.
e. e. cummings
If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.
I'm not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I'm right.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
H. L. Mencken
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.
Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray.
Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.
It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
My movements, ma'am, are all leg movements. I don't do nothing with my body.
My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it.
Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
One certainly has a soul; but how it came to allow itself to be enclosed in a body is more than I can imagine. I only know if once mine gets out, I'll have a bit of a tussle before I let it get in again to that of any other.
Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms.
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A home without books is a body without soul.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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