Body quotes and sayings

The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.
B.K.S. Iyengar

Every man is the builder of a Temple called his body, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead.
Henry David Thoreau

Blood is that fragile scarlet tree we carry within us.
Osbert Sitwell

Scars are tattsoos with better stories.
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Why should a man’s mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precariou object as his body?
Thomas Hardy

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
Aldous Huxley

It is significant to note that those who live on vegetarian food are less prone to diseases, whereas non-vegetarians are subject to more diseases. Why? Because animal food is incompatible with the needs of the human body.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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.
Swami Vivekananda

I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal.
Eugene Delacroix

But the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable.
E. M. Forster

All parts of the human body get tired eventually – except the tongue
Konrad Adenauer

I am convinced that life in a physical body is meant to be an ecstatic experience.
Shakti Gawain

Safeguard the health both of body and soul.
Cleobulus

Consciousness will always be present, though a particular consciousness may cease. For example, the particular tactile consciousness that is present within this human body will cease when the body comes to an end. Likewise, consciousnesses that are influenced by ignorance, by anger or by attachment, these too will cease. But the basic, ultimate, innermost subtle consciousness will always remain. It has no beginning, and it will have not end.
Dalai Lama

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.
Shakti Gawain

Why do we alienate ourselves so much from our bodies? It’s that big piece of machinery attached to your head.
Carrie Latet

We don’t stop at our skin.
Dolores Krieger

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing – peace is the measure.
George Melton

The human body is a machine which winds its own springs.
Anonymous

In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
Barbara De Angelis

The mind can cook up very subtle syndromes to throw at our bodies.
Astrid Alauda

Hide your body in the Big Dipper.
Zen Proverb

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.
Theodore Roosevelt

How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue.
Natalie Clifford Barney

The human body is a magazine of inventions, the patent office, where are the models from which every hint is taken. All the tools and engines on earth are only extensions of its limbs and senses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison.
Francis Bacon

I’m not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.
George H. Mead

All of us have mortal bodies, composed of perishable matter, but the soul lives forever: it is a portion of the Deity housed in our bodies.
Flavius Josephus

The human body is a peculiar device, pat it on the back and the head swells.
Anonymous

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

In vain we shall penetrate more and more deeply the secrets of the structure of the human body, we shall not dupe nature; we shall die as usual.
Bernard Le Bovier de Fontanelle

If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.
Walt Whitman

Flesh goes on pleasuring us, and humiliating us, right to the end.
Mignon McLaughlin

Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.
Caryn Leschen

I don’t want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.
Shania Twain

The body never lies.
Martha Graham

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

We have rudiments of reverence for the human body, but we consider as nothing the rape of the human mind.
Eric Hoffer