Health Quotes

Justice is the loveliest And health is the best But the sweetest to obtain Is the heart's desire. - Aristotle


Happiness? That's nothing more than health and a poor memory. - Albert Schweitzer


Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning. - Thomas Jefferson


Good humour is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. - Lord Chesterfield


You can have peace of mind, improved health and an ever-increasing flow of energy. Life can be full of joy and satisfaction. - Norman Vincent Peale


There is, let us confess it (and illness is the great confessional), a childish outspokenness in illness; things are said, truths blurted out, which the cautious respectability of health conceals. - Virginia Woolf


It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser. - Robert Louis Stevenson


For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted. - Jean Paul Richter


It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing. - Norman Cousins


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. - Joan Welsh


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


A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. - Spanish Proverb


Before thirty, men seek disease; after thirty, disease seeks men. - Chinese Proverb


He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. - Arabian Proverb


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. - Unknown


The superior doctor prevents sickness;
The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness;
The inferior doctor treats actual sickness. - Chinese Proverb


A healthy family is sacred territory. - Anonymous


Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. - Anonymous


If you like the post office, you are going to LOVE national health care. - Anonymous


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. - Anonymous


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. - Isaac Bickerstaff


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. - Pien Ch'iao


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. - Benjamin Disraeli


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. - Desiderius Erasmus


He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. - Benjamin Franklin


He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician. - Thomas Fuller


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. - -Oliver Goldsmith


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. - -Nathaniel Hawthorne


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. - -Hippocrates


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 Bruy?re


Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene ? nine-tenths of it!?-Henry Miller


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. - -William Osler


Attention to health is life greatest hindrance. - -Plato


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. - -Jim Rohn


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. - -William Shakespeare


Some remedies are worse than the disease. - -Publilius Syrus


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


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


Better understanding of the natural world not only enhances all of us as human beings, but can also be harnessed for the better good, leading to improved health and quality of life.-Paul Nurse


A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.-Clarence Day


Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn't organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.-Ivan Illich


Effective health care depends on self-care; this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery.-Ivan Illich


The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness.-Anacharsis


For he who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.-Owen Arthur


Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.-Tryon Edwards


Health care does not worry me a great deal. I've been impressed by some wonderful old people.-Graham Chapman


It begins and ends with money. It's absurd in this day and age when we need so much money for education, health, for people, that a $100 million dollars can be spent on a film. It's obscene.-Kathleen Turner


I have health. I have a wonderful support system. I have the admiration of millions of strangers, which I do not underestimate.-Kathleen Turner


For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.-Jean Paul


When you start fooling around with drugs, you're hurting your creativity, you're hurting your health. Drugs are death, in one form or another. If they don't kill you, they kill your soul. And if your soul's dead, you've got nothing to offer, anyway.-Paul Stanley


I've been working with the National Lung Health Education Program to raise awareness about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.-Loni Anderson


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


I never could have achieved the success that I have without setting physical activity and health goals.-Bonnie Blair


Taste is the fundamental quality which sums up all the other qualities. It is the nec plus ultra of the intelligence. Through this alone is genius the supreme health and balance of all the faculties.-Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont


The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country.-James Otis


It was one of the most exciting, perfect evenings of my life, my solo debut at Carnegie Hall. And knowing we were all there to raise money for Gay Men's Health Crisis made the evening an extraordinary experience.-Bernadette Peters


I never expected in a million years that I would have the honor to become an advocate of women's health care and education, and I'd dive on a live grenade to get this message out, so thank you for this forum.-Karen Duffy


I am enormously honored to be one of the spokesmen of the New Age Womens Health Campaign, so you'll be seeing me in public service announcements and public appearances supporting the campaign.-Karen Duffy


We don't come to Canada for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves.-Prince Philip


Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health of the person who makes them?-Sargent Shriver


As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.-Sallust


Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons.-Sugar Ray Leonard


Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.-Mason Cooley


Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.-George A. Smith


Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them.-Marilyn Ferguson


Balance is key: I need to be successful in my career to feel fulfilled, be surrounded by people I care about to share it with, and have my health to be able to do the things I love to do!-Kiana Tom


I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us.-Sylvia Earle


One state retiree, 49 years old, paid, over the course of his entire career, a total of $124,000 towards his retirement pension and health benefits. What will we pay him? $3.3 million in pension payments over his life and nearly $500,000 for health care benefits - a total of $3.8m on a $120,000 investment.-Chris Christie


A retired teacher paid $62,000 towards her pension and nothing, yes nothing, for full family medical, dental and vision coverage over her entire career. What will we pay her? $1.4 million in pension benefits and another $215,000 in health care benefit premiums over her lifetime.-Chris Christie


Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.-Thomas Dekker


A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.-Sydney Smith


People are ready to say, 'Yes, we are ready for single-payer health insurance.' We are the only industrialized country in the world that does not have national health insurance. We are the richest in wealth and the poorest in health of all the industrial nations.-Studs Terkel


That's why I wrote this book: to show how these people can imbue us with hope. I read somewhere that when a person takes part in community action, his health improves. Something happens to him or to her biologically. It's like a tonic.-Studs Terkel


Mental agitations and eating cares are more injurious to health, and destructive of life, than is commonly imagined, and could their effects be collected, would make no inconsiderable figure in the bills of mortality.-William Falconer


Nor is it the least advantage to health, accruing from such a way of life, that it expose those who follow it to fewer temptations to vice, than persons who live in crowded society.-William Falconer


The accumulation of numbers always augments in some measure moral corruptions, and the consequences to health of the various vices incident thereto, are well known.-William Falconer


I've always enjoyed poor health.-Taylor Caldwell


Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.-Mahalia Jackson


Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.-George Herbert


My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I've been pursuing all my life.-Paul Cezanne


Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.-Robert Orben


Quit worrying about your health. It will go away.-Robert Orben


Make no mistake, a 'yes' vote on the Democrats' health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded bortions.-John Boehner


The way I feel today, as long as my health is good and I can handle myself well and people still come to my concerts, still buy my CDs, I'll keep playing until I feel like I can't.-B. B. King


The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.-Herbert Spencer


TV does not care about you or what happens to you. It's downright bad for your health now, and that's not a far-out concept. I think watching the TV news is bad for you. It is bad for your physical health and your mental health.-Tom Petty


I'm very confident my health isn't going to allow me to be a good player, especially in the spring.-Steve Yzerman


Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death.-Frederick Buechner


Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.-Jean de la Bruyere


But if you're asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick.-Paul Farmer


We've taken on the major health problems of the poorest - tuberculosis, maternal mortality, AIDS, malaria - in four countries. We've scored some victories in the sense that we've cured or treated thousands and changed the discourse about what is possible.-Paul Farmer


Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care.-Paul Farmer


So I can't show you how, exactly, health care is a basic human right. But what I can argue is that no one should have to die of a disease that is treatable.-Paul Farmer


Dick Cheney said he was running again. He said his health was fine, 'I've got a doctor with me 24 hours a day.' Yeah, that's always the sign of a man in good health, isn't it?-David Letterman


Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.-Samuel Smiles


I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.-Isaac Bashevis Singer


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


You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.-Judith Viorst

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