Health Quotes

Most popular health quotes

If you are surprised at the number of our maladies, count our cooks. - Seneca quote.
If you are surprised at the number of our maladies, count our cooks.

food

A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison. - Francis Bacon quote.
A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.
It is a wearisome disease to preserve health by too strict a regimen. - François de La Rochefoucauld quote.
It is a wearisome disease to preserve health by too strict a regimen.
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue. - Edmund Burke quote.
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. - Thomas Jefferson quote.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

freedom conscience happiness

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not. - George Bernard Shaw quote.
Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.

goals

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth and faithfulness the greatest relationship. - Gautama Buddha quote.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth and faithfulness the greatest relationship.

contentment buddhist

It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth. - C. C. Colton quote.
It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.

wealth

It is health which is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. - Mahatma Gandhi quote.
It is health which is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
The first wealth is health. - Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.
The first wealth is health.

wealth

There's no joy even in beautiful Wisdom, unless one have holy Health.

wisdom

The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a State depend. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a State depend.
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

contentment the self confidence

When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill. - Terence quote.
When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.

advice

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
— Arabian proverb

Arabian proverbs proverbs hope

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

forgiveness happiness

He had had much experience of physicians, and said "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 quote.
He had had much experience of physicians, and said "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."

doctors

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is, by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.

wealth

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.

wealth

It would be a service to mankind if the pill were available in slot machines and the cigarette were placed on prescription.

smoking

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.

exercise illness

It is part of the cure to wish to be cured. - Seneca quote.
It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.

mental health

As with liberty, the price of leanness is eternal vigilance. - Gene Brown quote.
As with liberty, the price of leanness is eternal vigilance.
Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess baggage, the shorter the trip. - Arnold H. Glasow quote.
Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess baggage, the shorter the trip.

body

Money, to some extent, sometimes lets you be in more interesting environments. But it can't change how many people love you or how healthy you are. - Warren Buffett quote.
Money, to some extent, sometimes lets you be in more interesting environments. But it can't change how many people love you or how healthy you are.

money

Imagine that you had a car and that was the only car you'd have for your entire lifetime. Of course, you'd care for it well, changing the oil more frequently than necessary, driving carefully, etc. Now, consider that you only have one mind and one body. Prepare them for life, care for them. You can enhance your mind over time. A person's main asset is themselves, so preserve and enhance yourself. - Warren Buffett quote.
Imagine that you had a car and that was the only car you'd have for your entire lifetime. Of course, you'd care for it well, changing the oil more frequently than necessary, driving carefully, etc. Now, consider that you only have one mind and one body. Prepare them for life, care for them. You can enhance your mind over time. A person's main asset is themselves, so preserve and enhance yourself.

self-improvement exercise

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

love

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - Alexander Pope quote.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.

dieting

You can't talk of the dangers of snake poisoning and not mention snakes.
I get my exercise running to the funerals of my friends who exercise.

exercise

We can now prove that large numbers of Americans are dying from sitting on their behinds.

exercise America

There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. - Mark Twain quote.
There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it.
Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is.

suffering recovery

Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted. - Jean Paul quote.
Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted.
There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure. - Bernard Baruch quote.
There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running. - Groucho Marx quote.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
For extreme illnesses extreme remedies are must fitting. - Hippocrates quote.
For extreme illnesses extreme remedies are must fitting.
The patient, treated on the fashionable theory, sometimes gets well in spite of the medicine. - Thomas Jefferson quote.
The patient, treated on the fashionable theory, sometimes gets well in spite of the medicine.
The miserable have no other medicine but only hope. - William Shakespeare quote.
The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.
We are so fond of one another, because our ailments are the same. - Jonathan Swift quote.
We are so fond of one another, because our ailments are the same.

friendship

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 quote.
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.
Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it. - John Henry Newman quote.
Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it.
Serious illness doesn't bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host. - Albert Schweitzer quote.
Serious illness doesn't bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host.

illness

Two things are bad for the heart - running up stairs and running down people. - Bernard Baruch quote.
Two things are bad for the heart - running up stairs and running down people.
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. - Dag Hammarskjold quote.
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
Once you have been confronted with a life-and-death situation, trivia no longer matters. Your perspective grows and you live at a deeper level. There's no time for pettiness. - Happy Rockefeller quote.
Once you have been confronted with a life-and-death situation, trivia no longer matters. Your perspective grows and you live at a deeper level. There's no time for pettiness.
Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older. - Hans Selye quote.
Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older.
Bodily pain affects man as a whole down to the deepest layers of his moral being. It forces him to face again the fundamental questions of his fate, of his attitude toward God and fellow man, of his individual and collective responsibility and of the sense of his pilgrimage on earth.
Rule Number 1 is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule Number 2 is, it's all small stuff. And if you can't fight and you can't flee, flow.

how to live life

The subject no longer has to be mentioned by name. Someone is sick. Someone else is feeling better now. A friend has just gone back into the hospital. Another has died. The unspoken name, of course, is AIDS.
The more serious the illness, the more important it is for you to fight back, mobilizing all your resources--spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical. - Norman Cousins quote.
The more serious the illness, the more important it is for you to fight back, mobilizing all your resources--spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical.
Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going. - Norman Cousins quote.
Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going.
Health is infectious. - G. C. Lichtenberg quote.
Health is infectious.
If you mean to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. quote.
If you mean to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.
Coronary heart disease is a silent disease and the first manifestation frequently is sudden death.
Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind. - Mary Baker Eddy quote.
Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind.
Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy. - Izaak Walton quote.
Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.
Health that mocks the doctor's rules,. Knowledge never learned of schools.
Health is not valued till sickness comes. - Thomas Fuller quote.
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
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 rather not. - Mark Twain quote.
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 rather not.
The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
— 1 Corinthians 3:17

biblical

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted. - Jean Paul quote.
For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.

sleep

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning. - Lewis Thomas quote.
The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning.

doctors

Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. - Mark Twain quote.
Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.

old age hope

Cheerfulness, sir, is the principal ingredient in the composition of health.

cheer

'Tis an old saying: That an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. - Benjamin Franklin quote.
'Tis an old saying: That an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
With your talents and industry, with science, and that stedfast [sic] honesty which eternally pursues right, regardless of consequences, you may promise yourself every thing—but health, without which there is no happiness. - Thomas Jefferson quote.
With your talents and industry, with science, and that stedfast [sic] honesty which eternally pursues right, regardless of consequences, you may promise yourself every thing—but health, without which there is no happiness.

happiness

A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them will be little the better for anything else. - John Locke quote.
A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them will be little the better for anything else.
John Locke Some Thoughts Concerning Education

happiness

Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other. - Joseph Addison quote.
Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other.
Health is the first of all liberties, and happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health. - Henri-Frédéric Amiel quote.
Health is the first of all liberties, and happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health.
The trouble about 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 quote.
The trouble about always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
Man does not live on soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it—or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it. - G. K. Chesterton quote.
Man does not live on soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it—or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
Thousands upon thousands of persons have studied disease.  Almost no one has studied health.
In this society, dominated as it is by the profit-seeking ventures of monopoly corporations, health has been callously transformed into a commodity—a commodity that those with means are able to afford, but that is too often entirely beyond the reach of others. - Angela Davis quote.
In this society, dominated as it is by the profit-seeking ventures of monopoly corporations, health has been callously transformed into a commodity—a commodity that those with means are able to afford, but that is too often entirely beyond the reach of others.
Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous. - Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.
Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous.
Sickness is felt, but health not at all. - Thomas Fuller quote.
Sickness is felt, but health not at all.

proverbs illness

Those obsessed with health are not healthy; the first requisite of good health is a certain calculated carelessness about oneself. - Sydney Harris quote.
Those obsessed with health are not healthy; the first requisite of good health is a certain calculated carelessness about oneself.
People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it. - Henrik Ibsen quote.
People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it.
We should pray for a sound mind in a sound body. - Juvenal quote.
We should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.
Some people take pleasure in regaling one and all with details of their poor health. They are happy to give an organ recital to anyone who will listen. - Ann Landers quote.
Some people take pleasure in regaling one and all with details of their poor health. They are happy to give an organ recital to anyone who will listen.
To me good health is more than just exercise and diet. It's really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.
Angela Lansbury Angela Lansbury’s Positive Moves: My Personal Plan for Fitness & Well-Being
Preserving health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady. - François de La Rochefoucauld quote.
Preserving health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady.
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out.  That is what it is for.  Spend all you have before you die; and do not outlive yourself. - George Bernard Shaw quote.
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out.  That is what it is for.  Spend all you have before you die; and do not outlive yourself.
The preservation of health is a duty. - Herbert Spencer quote.
The preservation of health is a duty.
It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser. It is better to live and be done with it, then to die daily in the sick-room. - Robert Louis Stevenson quote.
It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser. It is better to live and be done with it, then to die daily in the sick-room.
Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
And, in the second place, look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy. - Izaak Walton quote.
And, in the second place, look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy.
Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance. - Plato quote.
Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,   
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,   
    And—which is more—you'll be a Man, my son! - Rudyard Kipling quote.
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,   
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,   
    And—which is more—you'll be a Man, my son!
Nothing like a health problem to turn up the contrast dial on the rest of life. - Naval Ravikant quote.
Nothing like a health problem to turn up the contrast dial on the rest of life.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. - Gautama Buddha quote.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

contentment

To keep the body in good health is a duty ... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. - Gautama Buddha quote.
To keep the body in good health is a duty ... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering—an image of death. - Gautama Buddha quote.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering—an image of death.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. - Henry David Thoreau quote.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.

genius

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

funny

Health consists with temperance alone. - Alexander Pope quote.
Health consists with temperance alone.
Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it. - Seneca quote.
Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.
I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true. - Audrey Hepburn quote.
I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.
I support health care for people. I want people well taken care of. But I also want health care that we can afford as a country. I have people and friends closing down their businesses because of Obamacare. - Donald Trump quote.
I support health care for people. I want people well taken care of. But I also want health care that we can afford as a country. I have people and friends closing down their businesses because of Obamacare.
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. - Hippocrates quote.
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat—in other words, turn you into an adult. - P.J. O'Rourke quote.
If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat—in other words, turn you into an adult.

Adulthood

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

mental health

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. - Mahatma Gandhi quote.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. - Jiddu Krishnamurti quote.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

society

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 quote.
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.

learning

Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it. - G. K. Chesterton quote.
Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness. - Arthur Schopenhauer quote.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion. - Samuel Butler quote.
The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.

sin Christianity

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it. - Josh Billings quote.
There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.

time

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

parenting mind enlightenment

We know a great deal more about the causes of physical disease than we do about the causes of physical health.
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? - Adam Smith quote.
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

conscience happiness

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

character wealth

You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion. - Hillary Clinton quote.
You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.

abortion birth control