Health quotes and sayings

The mind has great influence over the body, and maladies often have their origin there.
Moliere

Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance.
Plato

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
George William Curtis

Like everybody else, when I don’t know what else to do, I seem to go in for catching colds.
George Jean Nathan

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

For life is only life when blest with health.
Martial

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

It is a lot harder to keep people well than it is to just get them over a sickness.
DeForest Clinton Jarvis

Exercise relieves stress. Nothing relieves exercise.
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don’t actually live longer; it just seems longer.
Clement Freud (The Observer, 27 December 1964)

The thousand mysteries around us would not trouble but interest us, if only we had cheerful, healthy hearts.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Fond of doctors, little health, Fond of lawyers, little wealth.
Proverb

We achieve inner health only through forgiveness – the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves.
Joshua Loth Liebman

Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the birds might eat them.
Martin H. Fischer

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

To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.
Buddha

A bad cold wouldn’t be so annoying if it weren’t for the advice of our friends.
Kin Hubbard

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

Confidence and hope do more good than physic.
Galen

Adam and Eve ate the first vitamins, including the package.
E.R. Squibb

If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Proverbs in Prose)

When a man is ill his very goodness is sickly.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Physick, for the most part, is nothing else but the Substitute of Exercise or Temperance.
Joseph Addison

A human can be healthy without killing animals for food. Therefore if he eats meat he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
Benjamin Jowett

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

There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood.
Charles Dickens

I don’t want to live in a world where I have to eat sugar-free sugar cookies.
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of all social virtues. We can no longer be useful when we are not well.
Samuel Johnson

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
Billy Graham

Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady.
François Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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

Sleep is a healing balm for every ill.
Menander

Health consists of having the same diseases as one’s neighbors.
Quentin Crisp

It’s no longer a question of staying healthy. It’s a question of finding a sickness you like.
Jackie Mason

Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.
Robin Norwood

Eating everything you want is not that much fun. When you live a life with no boundaries, there’s less joy. If you can eat anything you want to, what’s the fun in eating anything you want to?
Tom Hanks

One who has health, has hope. One who has hope, has a life.
Anonymous

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 (Illness as Metaphor, 1977)

We must turn to nature itself, to the observations of the body in health and in disease to learn the truth.
Hippocrates

Health and intellect are the two blessings of life.
Menander

If your body’s not right, the rest of your day will go all wrong. Take care of yourself.
V.L. Allineare

The fate of a nation has often depended on the good or bad digestion of a prime minister.
Voltaire

Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way.
Oprah Winfrey

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
Carl Gustav Jung

There are some remedies worse than the disease.
Publilius Syrus

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
Thomas Jefferson

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, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

The I in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness are we.
Anonymous

The King who cannot rule his diet, Will hardly rule his realm in peace and quiet.
Anonymous

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
Anonymous

Nature, time and patience are three great physicians.
H.G. Bohn

Common sense is in medicine the master workman.
Peter Latham

If you trust Google more than your doctor then maybe it’s time to switch doctors.
Jadelr and Cristina Cordova

The best preservative to keep the mind on health is the faithful admonition of a friend.
Francis Bacon, Sr.

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

If you do everything you should do, and do not do anything you should not do, you will, according to the best available statistics, live exactly eighteen hours longer than you would otherwise.
Logain Clendening

Love cures people — both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
.Dr.Karl Menninger

Time is the great physician.
Benjamin Disraeli

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