Quotes for Health
"Ill-health of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy!" Thomas Carlyle
"He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not." Italian Proverb
"To get rich never your risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth." Richard Baker
"The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care." Sir Philip Sidney
"To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life." William Londen
"A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs."
"The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best." Thomas Jefferson
"The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body." Harry J. Johnson
"I thought: If I was lucky enough to live, I'd change, myself-I realized I could have a new life-new energy, new endurance, and feel better about myself."
Larry King (After his 1987 heart attack)
"A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools."
"Before thirty, men seek disease; after thirty, disease seeks men."
"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything."
"Thalidomide is not the first nor the last drug to have brought heartbreak where it was meant to bring help. There have been quite a number of other tragedies since Thalidomide went wrong 13 years ago."
An editorial in The Economist, London, January 6, 1973
"The superior doctor prevents sickness;
The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness;
The inferior doctor treats actual sickness."
"A healthy family is sacred territory."
"Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die."
"If you like the post office, you are going to LOVE national health care."
"We squander health
In search of wealth;
We scheme and toil, and save,
Then squander wealth
In search of health;
And all we get’s the grave;
We live and boast of what we own;
We die . . . and only get a stone."
"To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine."
Henry Ward Beecher
"Health is the greatest of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king."
"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly."
Siddartha Guatama Buddha
"Men worry over the great number of diseases, while doctors worry over the scarcity of effective remedies."
"It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do."Clergy Caleb Cotton
"The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend."
"Where does one go from a world of insanity?
Somewhere on the other side of despair."T. S. Elliot
"Get Health. No labor, effort nor exercise that can gain it must be grudged."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Prevention is better than cure."
"He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines."
"He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician."
"Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"His best companions, innocence and health;
And his best riches, ignorance of wealth."
"Barn-yard medicine has not given us any vaccination procedure that really protects against illness, but many that endanger the body, that even bring death."
Dr. med Guttman
"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."
"A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses."
"As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid."
John de La Bruyére
"Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene — nine-tenths of it! "
"Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease."
"Attention to health is life greatest hindrance."
"Neurotic behavior is quite predictable. Healthy behavior is unpredictable."
Carl Ransom Rogers
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."
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"Happiness? That's nothing more than good health and a poor memory."
Dr. Albert Schweitzer
"By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too."
"Some remedies are worse than the disease."
"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."
"We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane."
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
"People who laugh actually live longer than those who don't laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter."
James J. Walsh