Health Quotes

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

A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

A great many sick persons are allowed to drift into a critical condition when ill-from which many never rally, because they are not fed-not furnished with such nutritive material as their enfeebled powers can digest.
King Chambers

A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
Tom Stoppard

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

A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ.
John Steinbeck

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

After these two, Dr. Diet and Dr. Quiet, Dr. Merriman is requisite to preserve health.
James Howell

An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease.
Yiddish Proverb

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

Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance.
Plato

Bacteria keeps us from heaven and puts us there.
Martin H. Fischer

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

Confidence and hope do more good than physic.
Galen

Despise no new accident in your body, but ask opinion of it… There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic. A man’s observation, what he finds good and of what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.
Francis Bacon

Disease is somatic; the suffering from it, psychic.
Martin H. Fischer

Disease is the misery of our belief, happiness is the health of our wisdom, so that man’s happiness or misery depends on himself.
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

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

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

Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful.
Denis Diderot

Doctors don’t know everything really. They understand matter, not spirit. And you and I live in the spirit.
William Saroyan

Each patient carries his own doctor inside him. They come to us now knowing this truth. We are at our best when they give the doctor who resides within each patient a chance to go to work.
Albert Schweitzer

Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway.
Unknown Author

Every man’s disease is his personal property.
Alonzo Clark

Every one is made of matter, and matter is continually going through a chemical change. This change is life, not wisdom, but life, like vegetable or mineral life. Every idea is matter, so of course it contains life in the name of something that can be changed. Motion, or change, is life. Ideas have life. A belief has life, or matter; for it can be changed. Now, all the aforesaid make up man; and all this can be changed.
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

Everyone should be his own physician. We ought to assist and not force nature. Eat with moderation what agrees with your constitution. Nothing is good for the body but what we can digest. What medicine can produce digestion? Exercise. What will recruit strength? Sleep. What will alleviate incurable ills? Patience.
Voltaire

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

First need in the reform of hospital management? That’s easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.
Martin H. Fischer

Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.
Danish Proverb

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

Gold that buys health can never be ill spent.
Thomas Dekker

Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.
Publilius Syrus

Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.
Anne Wilson Schaef

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

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

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

He who can believe himself well, will be well.
Ovid

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.
Arabic Proverb

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

Healing comes only from that which leads the patient beyond himself and beyond his entanglements with ego…
Carl Jung

Healing comes when the individual remembers his or her identity-the purpose chosen in the world of ancestral wisdom-and reconnects with that world of Spirit.
Malidoma Patrice Somé

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
Hippocrates

Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.
Joseph Addison

Health and disease don’t just happen to us. They are active processes issuing from inner harmony or disharmony, profoundly affected by our states of consciousness, our ability or inability to flow with experience. This recognition carries with it implicit responsibility and opportunity.
Marilyn Ferguson

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

Health is a relationship between you and your body.
Terri Guillemets

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.
B. K. S. Iyengar

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

Health is merely the slowest way someone can die.
Unknown Author

Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind.
Mary Baker Eddy

Health is not so much a state, but a force: the power to resist and overcome threats to one’s well-being.
Gregory P. Fields

Health is not valued until sickness comes.
Thomas Fuller

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Buddha

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Lao Tzu

Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
W. H. Auden

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

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

Healthy people are invalids who don’t know it.
Jules Romains

Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying… Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition and die.
Ivan Illich

Healthy people live with their world.
Anne Wilson Schaef

How do I stay so healthy and boyishly handsome? It’s simple. I drink the blood of young runaways.
William Shatner

How sickness enlarges the dimension of a man’s self to himself!
Charles Lamb

Human misery universally arises from some error that man admits as true. We confound our fears with the idea feared, and place the evil in the thing seen or believed. Here is a great error, for we never see what we are afraid of.
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

I am at the moment deaf in the ears, hoarse in the throat, red in the nose, green in the gills, damp in the eyes, twitchy in the joints and fractious in temper from a most intolerable and oppressive cold.
Charles Dickens

I am convinced that unconditional love is the most powerful known stimulant of the immune system. If I told patients to raise their blood levels of immune globulins or killer T cells, no one would know how. But if I can teach them to love themselves and others fully, the same changes happen automatically. The truth is: love heals.
Bernie Siegel

I am pretty sure that, if you will be quite honest, you will admit that a good rousing sneeze, one that tears open your collar and throws your hair into your eyes, is really one of life’s sensational pleasures.
Robert Benchley

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
Unknown Author

I have come to understand that some of the deepest and most effective healing is not found at a doctor’s office or a hospital, but rather from inside ourselves. Our bodies are designed for self-healing, and we are capable of both boosting and blocking that ability.
Daju Suzanne Friedman

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

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
John Mortimer

I suspect that we are all recipients of cosmic love notes. Messages, omens, voices, cries, revelations, and appeals are homogenized into each day’s events. If only we knew how to listen, to read the signs.
Sam Keen

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

I’d love to live to 120 years old and be really healthy.
Kelly Slater

If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands.
John Locke

If I had my way I’d make health catching instead of disease.
Robert Ingersoll

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

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

If ones bowels move, one is happy; and if they don’t move, one is unhappy. That is all there is to it.
Lin Yutang

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

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.
Logan Clendening

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

If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don’t actually live longer; it just seems longer.
Clement Freud

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

If you wish to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Illness is the result of imbalance. Imbalance is a result of forgetting who you are. Forgetting who you are creates thoughts and actions that lead to an unhealthy lifestyle and eventually to illness… Illness can thus be understood as a lesson you have given yourself to help you remember who you are.
Barbara Brennan

Illness tells us what we are.
Italian Proverb

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

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

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

In the face of such overwhelming statistical possibilities hypochondria has always seems to me to be the only rational position to take on life.
John Diamond

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

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
Mahatma Gandhi

It is part of the cure to want to be cured.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It may seem strange to those in health that our beliefs affect us. The fact is, there is nothing of us but belief. It is the whole capital and stock in trade of man. It is all that can be changed, and embraces everything man has made or ever will make.
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

It seems as if pain were the prayer of the nerve for healthy blood.
Moritz Heinrich Romberg

It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
Epictetus

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

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

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
Buddha

Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy.
Unknown Author

Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own Affairs than we.
Michel de Montaigne

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

Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy.
Deepak Chopra

Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.
Marcus Valerius Martial

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

Love is not as important as good health. You cannot be in love if you’re not healthy. You can’t appreciate it.
Bryan Cranston

Man is made of opinions,-of truth and error; and his life is a warfare like all other lives before him… Man goes on developing error upon error till he is buried in his own belief… It is the office of wisdom to explain the phenomena in man called disease, to show how it is made, and how it can be unmade. This is as much a science as it is to know how to decompose a piece of metal.
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

May you live as long as you are fit to live, but no longer! or, may you rather die before you cease to be fit to live than after!
Philip Dormer Stanhope

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.
Ovid

Men make use of their illnesses at least as much as they are made use of by them.
Aldous Huxley

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

Mens sana in corpore sano. (Your prayer must be for a sound mind in a sound body.
Juvenal

Most of the time we think we’re sick, it’s all in the mind.
Thomas Wolfe

Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Kahlil Gibran

My fat scares me – it’s a ticking time bomb.
Carrie Latet

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

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.
Hippocrates

Nearly all men die of their remedies, and not of their illnesses.
Jean Baptiste Molière

Nothing is more fatal to Health, than an over Care of it.
Benjamin Franklin

Now, I stand alone on this rock, fighting the errors of this world, and establish the science of life by my works. What is my mode of warfare? With the axe of truth I strike at the root of every tree of error and hew it down, so that there shall not be one error in man showing itself in the form of disease.
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

One thing is certain: the time will come when the opinions of priests and doctors must give way to the science of life; for their opinions lead to death and misery, and the science of life is health and happiness.
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

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

Our Creator has given us five senses to help us survive threats from the external world, and a sixth sense, our healing system, to help us survive internal threats.
Bernie Siegel

Our illness is often our healing.
Mooji

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

Personal healing on all levels-physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual-comes when we get in touch with our disowned energies… Through integrating all aspects of ourselves, we become whole.
Shakti Gawain

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

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

Poor health is not caused by something you don’t have; it’s caused by disturbing something that you already have. Healthy is not something that you need to get, it’s something you have already if you don’t disturb it.
Dean Ornish

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

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

Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot.
Dutch Proverb

Sickness is poor-spirited, and cannot serve anyone; it must husband its resources to live. But health or fullness answers its own ends, and has to spare, runs over, and inundates the neighborhoods and creeks of other men’s necessities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.
Charles Simmons

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.
A. J. Reb Materi

Sometimes a headache is all in your head. Relax.
Terri Guillemets

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

Stretching oneself too thin is the disease of modern life – letting oneself get too thick, the other.
Terri Guillemets

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

The cause is within us. The cure is within us. When we know this our concept of disease is no longer that of something fixed upon the body cells which must be purged, cut or burned away. It is not something coming in from the outside which we cannot prevent. Rather it is a change from within, and we must find the reason why the body changes its perfect pattern to vibrate to discord rather than to harmony.
Rebecca Beard

The cure of the part should not be attempted without the cure of the whole.
Plato

The deviation of man from the state in which he was originally placed by nature seems to have proved to him a prolific source of disease.
Edward Jenner

The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease.
Thomas A. Edison

The existence of illness in the body may no doubt be called a shadow of the true illness which is held by man in his mind.
Hazrat Khan

The first wealth is health.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The great secret of medicine, known to doctors but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves.
Lewis Thomas

The greatest leverage for healing is found at the subtlest levels of function.
Rudolph Ballentine

The greatest wealth is health.
Virgil

The hospitals and graveyards are filled with those who refused to acknowledge the virtues of physical morality.
Ron Spallone

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

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

The marvelous pharmacy that was designed by nature and placed into our being by the universal architect produces most of the medicines we need.
Norman Cousins

The mechanisms of vis medicatrix naturæ-the most healing power of nature-are so effective that most diseases are self-terminating.
René Dubos

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

The miracle of self-healing occurs when the inner patient yields to the inner physician.
Vernon Howard

The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.
Nikolai Lenin

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d druther not.
Mark Twain

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
Plato

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

The physician who teaches people to sustain their health is the superior physician. The physician who waits to treat people until after their health is lost is considered to be inferior. This is like waiting until one’s family is starving to begin to plant seeds in the garden.
Unknown Author

The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.
Mark Hyman

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

The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.
Kurdish Proverb

The scientific truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don’t worry.
Robert Hutchison

The stars swirl downward from the blissful heavens, energy of the universe heals around me, exploding into life, drifting into calmness, and nothing else matters.
Terri Guillemets

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

The true index of a man’s character is the health of his wife.
Cyril Connolly

The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
Deepak Chopra

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There are some remedies worse than the disease.
Publilius Syrus

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

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

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

They claim red meat is bad for you. But I never saw a sick-looking tiger.
Chi Chi Rodriguez

Those obsessed with health are not healthy; the first requisite of good health is a certain calculated carelessness about oneself.
Sydney J. Harris

To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less.
Chu Hui Weng

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

To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.
Richard Baker

To heal is to touch with love that which we previously touched with fear.
Stephen Levine

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Buddha

To live without love, compassion, or any other spiritual value creates a state of such severe imbalance that every cell yearns to correct it. Ultimately, that is what lies behind the onset of disease; the body is sending a message that something lacking in the present-an imbalance existing somewhere-has given rise to highly visible, unarguable, physical symptoms.
Deepak Chopra

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Og Mandino

Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.
Napoleon Bonaparte

We drink one another’s health and spoil our own.
Jerome K. Jerome

What health is to the body, even that is honesty to the soul. Develop your spirit that it may gain strength to control the body and follow the natural laws of nutrition and hygiene.
Kemetic Proverb

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.” Tomorrow is disease.
Terri Guillemets

When the head aches, all the body is the worse.
English Proverb

When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change.
Annette Funicello

With every pill we have prescribed for us we should also be given a creative prayer, a suggested way to correct our destructive patterns of thought.
Ernest Holmes

Without discipline in spiritual pursuits, the central nervous system doesn’t have a chance to adjust and grow with the increased demand. It would be like putting a high voltage into a small bulb-it is bound to explode.
Swami Sivananda Radha

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
Buddha

You are as important to your health as it is to you.
Terri Guillemets

You can learn to follow the inner self, the inner physician that tells you where to go. Healing is simply attempting to do more of those things that bring joy and fewer of those things that bring pain.
O. Carl Simonton

Your body hears everything your mind says.
Naomi Judd