Health Quotes

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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth and faithfulness the greatest relationship.

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Nothing like a health problem to turn up the contrast dial on the rest of life.
Health is infectious.
The first wealth is health.


The preservation of health is a duty.
Health consists with temperance alone.
Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is.

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Sickness is felt, but health not at all.

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Health is not valued till sickness comes.
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

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It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.

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The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
— 1 Corinthians 3:17


We should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.
Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind.
Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other.
The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
For extreme illnesses extreme remedies are must fitting.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.


As with liberty, the price of leanness is eternal vigilance.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
— Arabian proverb

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Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it.
Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.


Preserving health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady.
We are so fond of one another, because our ailments are the same.


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


Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
It is health which is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
If you are surprised at the number of our maladies, count our cooks.


It is a wearisome disease to preserve health by too strict a regimen.
There's no joy even in beautiful Wisdom, unless one have holy Health.


I get my exercise running to the funerals of my friends who exercise.


Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.
You can't talk of the dangers of snake poisoning and not mention snakes.
'Tis an old saying: That an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous.
Health that mocks the doctor's rules,. Knowledge never learned of schools.
Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going.
For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.


It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.


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


Two things are bad for the heart - running up stairs and running down people.
It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.


The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
Serious illness doesn't bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host.


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

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If you mean to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.
We can now prove that large numbers of Americans are dying from sitting on their behinds.

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Thousands upon thousands of persons have studied disease.  Almost no one has studied health.
The patient, treated on the fashionable theory, sometimes gets well in spite of the medicine.
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering—an image of death.
There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.


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


Coronary heart disease is a silent disease and the first manifestation frequently is sudden death.
Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess baggage, the shorter the trip.


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


Health is the first of all liberties, and happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health.
Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

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


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

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


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


Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.


We know a great deal more about the causes of physical disease than we do about the causes of physical health.
To keep the body in good health is a duty ... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.

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

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I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a State depend.
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.
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.
It would be a service to mankind if the pill were available in slot machines and the cigarette were placed on prescription.


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.
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.
Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older.
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.

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

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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.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


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.
The more serious the illness, the more important it is for you to fight back, mobilizing all your resources--spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical.
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.

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

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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.


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.
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.
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."


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.
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.
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.


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!
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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


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.


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.
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.

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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.
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.

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