Illness Quotes

For every ailment under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none, If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it. - Mother Goose

 

When an elderly woman was asked why she was standing in line to buy stamps from a teller when she could have used a stamp machine she replied: The machine won't ask me about my arthritis! - Source Unknown

 

Oh, the blues ain't nothing but a good woman feeling bad. - Georgia White

 

If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick - Ben Jonson

 

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives. - Charles Lamb

 

The most important thing when ill, is to never lose heart. - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

 

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host. - Albert Schweitzer

 

To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

 

Look into the depths of your own soul and learn first to know yourself, then you will understand why this illness was bound to come upon you and perhaps you will thenceforth avoid falling ill. - Sigmund Freud

 

Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy. - Karl Kraus

 

We have much to be judged on when he comes, slums and battlefields and insane asylums, but these are the symptoms of our illness and the result of our failures in love. - Madeleine L'Engle

 

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia. - Margaret Eleanor Atwood

 

Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle. - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

 

I cannot believe that my illness is natural. I suspect Satan, and therefore I am the more inclined to take it lightly. - Martin Luther

 

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

 

The strongest predictor of unhappiness is anyone who has had a mental illness in the last 10 years. It is an even stronger predictor of unhappiness than poverty - which also ranks highly.-Polly Toynbee

 

The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.-Holbrook Jackson

 

There are psychological repercussions to illness and we need a little more help to get through the effects not only on the afflicted but on the family. And I think there's even a place for humor in that.-Alan Thicke

 

They have been deprived nutritionally, or some illness has not been picked up, or they have not been screened for vision or hearing defects, or they have not had some kind of a chronic illness or error of metabolism picked up.-C. Everett Koop

 

They show that roughly two-thirds of a group of neurotic patients will recover or improve to a marked extent within about two years of the onset of their illness, whether they are treated by means of psychotherapy or not.-Hans Eysenck

 

They're trying to tell us that we're not right, so we have to buy their products. The number one cause of mental illness is not knowing who you are and you can't know who you are if you don't spend time honoring yourself, and living in the present.-Naomi Judd

 

This illness made it impossible for me to give my best effort to our audience, but now that it's been identified, I'm looking forward to a complete, quick recovery and to get back out there with John as soon as possible.-Daryl Hall

 

Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.-Sima Qian

 

Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody's going down.-Lance Armstrong

 

To the fantastic mental illness of Rationalism, hard facts are regrettable things, and to talk about them is to create them.-Francis Parker Yockey

 

We have much to be judged on when he comes, slums and battlefields and insane asylums, but these are the symptoms of our illness and the result of our failures in love.-Madeleine L'Engle

 

We saw in 2003 the beginnings of an outbreak of an illness called SARS. SARS ended up killing 800 people which is a significant number of deaths, but nowhere near as high as it could have been.-Michael Burgess

 

We will continue to do all we can to protect the public health against these dietary supplements that have been found to cause serious illness and injury.-Andrew von Eschenbach

 

What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless mental illness? That diagnosis does you in; that, and the humiliation of being there. I mean, the indignity you're subjected to. My God.-Kate Millett

 

What some of us believe is that it is possible that if chemicals are related to Gulf War illness that some of the more severe symptoms may not erupt until 10 or 20 years down the line.-Bernard Sanders

 

What worse illness can there be than acute conventionality. You should pray every night that you don't wake up with it.-George Weinberg

 

When a man is ill nothing is so important to him as his own illness.-Anthony Trollope

 

When there's a terrible illness like AIDS sweeping through, you help people.-Bernadette Peters

 

Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.-Edvard Munch

 

Women's courage is rather different from men's. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle.-Mary Wesley

 

I'm fine, but I'm bipolar. I'm on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I'm never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It's like being a diabetic.-Carrie Fisher

 

I've got asthma. When I was 17 I forgot to take my medication and was taken to a hospital for almost two weeks. After that I've taken better care of my illness.-Ville Valo

 

I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.-Irvin S. Cobb

 

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.-Margaret Atwood

 

If there is illness in your home, do you not need a doctor from outside? If your home catches on fire, do you not need fire fighters from outside? God has sent me to America in the role of a doctor, in the role of a fire fighter.-Sun Myung Moon

 

If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.-Simone Weil

 

Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.-Abbe Pierre

 

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.-Marcel Proust

 

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.-Herodotus

 

In childhood I developed a serious throat infection, and my heart stopped beating. I recovered from that illness with a voice that boomed forth like Kate Smith's!-Patsy Cline

 

In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image of man which contains within itself man's dreams, man's illness, man's redemption from the misery of poverty - poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life.-Salvatore Quasimodo

 

In this most powerful nation in the world, lack of access to health care should not force local and state governments, companies and workers into bankruptcy, while causing unnecessary illness and hospitalization.-John Conyers

 

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

 

It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth, but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its ruthless ambitions and moral decay, can learn on my dime.-Lee Atwater

 

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.-Anais Nin

 

Most of the albums that have taken long have been related to illness and fatigue or producer problems.-David Coverdale

 

MS is not really a degenerative illness. It is not fatal, nor is it always progressive.-Annette Funicello

 

My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block, as if it was some kind of illness.-Mary Garden

 

My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything.-Lee Atwater

 

My mother's illness fitted into this protest against the treatment of the sick who could not pay, the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste, the extravagance, and the poverty.-Ellen Wilkinson

 
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