Body quotes and sayings

Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
Martha Graham

Why do we pay for psychotherapy when massages cost half as much?
Jason Love

It happens very rarely, but when it happens it’s worth waiting for, that the instrument becomes part of your body.
Jack Brymer

The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.
Robert Louis Stevenson

A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
John Locke

You should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.
Juvenal

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 body too has its rights; and it will have them: they cannot be trampled on without peril. The body ought to be the soul’s best friend. Many good men however have neglected to make it such: so it has become a fiend and has plagued them.
Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.
Lao-tzu

We use our brains too little, and when we do, it is only to make excuses for our reflexes and our instincts.
Martin H. Fischer

I kill myself for my body.
Cher

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar, and is shocked by the unexpected: the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.
W.H. Auden

To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning.
Henry David Thoreau

The body is a sacred garment.
Martha Graham

A woman is as young as her knees.
Mary Quant

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

The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life’s major mysteries.
Iris Murdoch

If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong.
Thomas Jefferson

Hormones, vitamines, stimulants and depressives are oils upon the creaky machinery of life. Principal item, however, is the machinery.
Martin H. Fischer

Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies.
Frank Gillette Burgess

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Bible

We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in.
Thomas Merton

Beyond my body my veins are invisible.
Antonio Porchia

Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body.
Irene Claremont de Castillejo

My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline.
Michael Jordan

To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the inside of the human body. Both go together, they can’t be separated.
Jean-Luc Godard

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
Jim Rohn

Each body has its art.
Gwendolyn Brooks

How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?
Katherine Mansfield

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
Henry Miller

The body is a bundle of careful compromises.
Randolph Nesse and George Williams

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then, your body and your fat are really good friends.
Anonymous

We are bound to our bodies like an oyster is to its shell.
Plato

It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many millions of faces, there should be none alike.
Thomas Browne

A human being is an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
Christopher Morley

Some patients I see are actually draining into their bodies the diseased thoughts of their minds.
Zacharty Bercovitz

This body is not a home but an inn, and that only briefly.
Seneca

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
George Santayana

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.
Marcel Proust

Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one.
Astrid Alauda

Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz-something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding.
Chungliang Al Huang

Consciousness is eternal it is not vanquished with the destruction of the temporary body.
Bhagavad Gita

What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.
Aldous Huxley

What fools indeed we morals are To lavish care upon a Car, With ne’er a bit of time to see About our own machinery!
John Kendrick Bangs

There is but one temple in the universe and that is the body of man.
Novalis

I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.
Oprah Winfrey

A trembling in the bones may carry a more convincing testimony than the dry documented deductions of the brain.
Llewelyn Powers

Make your feet your friend.
J.M. Barrie

The body is but a pair of pincers set over a bellows and a stew pan and the whole fixed upon stilts.
Samuel Butler

Anguish of mind has driven thousands to suicide; anguish of body, none. This proves that the health of the mind is of far more consequence to our happiness than the health of the body, although both are deserving of much more attention than either of them receive.
Charles Caleb Colton

The human body is not a thing or substance, given, but a continuous creation. The human body is an energy system which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-construction and self-destruction; we destroy in order to make it new.
Norman O. Brown

Games lubricate the body and the mind.
Benjamin Franklin

Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
George Santayana

Sometimes your body is smarter than you are.
Anonymous

I love the body. Flesh is so honest, and organs do not lie.
Candea Core-Starke

All we actually have is our body and its muscles that allow us to be under our own power.
Allegra Kent

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.
Publilius Syrus

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
Yiddish Proverb

The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.Anonymous