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Quotes About Health

Health is a state of being sound in body, mind and spirit and not merely the absence of infirmity or disease. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to health. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about health that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.


There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.  ~ Josh Billings


Cancer is a word, not a sentence.  ~ Unknown


But for one's health as you say, it is very necessary to work in the garden and see the flowers growing.  ~ Vincent van Gogh


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


If I had my way I'd make health catching instead of disease.  ~ Robert Ingersoll


You can promote your healing by your thinking.  ~ James E. Sweeney


The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.  ~ Robert C. Peale, M.D.


If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.  ~ Elbert Hubbard


We should resolve now that the health of this nation is a national concern; that financial barriers in the way of attaining health shall be removed; that the health of all it's citizens deserves the help of all the nation.  ~ Harry S. Truman


It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician.  ~ Meryl Streep


My cancer scare changed my life. I’m grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.  ~ Olivia Newton-John


The part can never be well unless the whole is well.  ~ Plato


Where there is laughter there is always more health than sickness.  ~ Phyllis Bottome


The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.  ~ Siddhārtha Gautama


It's no longer a question of staying healthy.  It's a question of finding a sickness you like.  ~ Jackie Mason


Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.  ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


We are all pre-cancerous.  ~ George Carlin


Every human being is the author of his own health.  ~ Buddhist saying


Cancer got me over unimportant fears, like getting old.  ~ Olivia Newton-John


When he is sick, every man wants his mother.  ~ Philip Roth


I've never met a really healthy person who worried about his health, or a really good person who worried much about his soul.  ~ J.B.S. Haldane


To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.  ~ Gustave Flaubert


Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.  ~ Winston Churchill


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


Nothing is more fatal to Health, than an over care of it.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.  ~ Cicero


When an illness knocks you on your ass, you should stay and relax for a while before trying to get back up.  ~ Terri Guillemets


If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.  ~ Deepak Chopra


Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something.  ~ Lord Chesterfield


America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.  ~ Walter Cronkite


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


Much more is known about the stars than about rheumatism.  ~ Henry S. Haskins


I finally have a dental plan. I chew on the other side.  ~ Janine Ditullio


Be afraid of the cancer, not the mammogram.  ~ Nancy Reagan


An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


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


Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.  ~ Joseph Addison


Getting fit is a political act - you are taking charge of your life.  ~ Jane Fonda


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


We are all ill; but even a universal sickness implies an idea of health.  ~ Lionel Trilling


I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.  ~ Voltaire


Next to gold and jewelry, health is the most important thing you can have.  ~ Phyllis Diller


Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.  ~ Ovid


With your talents and industry, with science, and that steadfast honesty, which eternally pursues right, regardless of consequences, you may promise yourself everything but health, without which there is no happiness.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


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


Happiness is good health and a bad memory.  ~ Ingrid Bergman


A cough is a symptom, not a disease. Take it to your doctor and he can give you something serious to worry about.  ~ Robert Morley


My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less, but in the end doesn't each person give his life for his calling?  ~ Clara Schumann


Everyone should have health insurance? I say everyone should have health care. I'm not selling insurance.  ~ Dennis Kucinich


God prefers your health, and your obedience, to your penance.  ~ Teresa of Avila


There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the acheivements from the second.  ~ Louis Dudek


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


I have gout, asthma, and seven other maladies, but am otherwise very well.  ~ Sydney Smith


Happiness lies, first of all, in health.  ~ George William Curtis


Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to kindness and wisdom we make promises only; pain we obey.  ~ Marcel Proust


The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.  ~ Albert Einstein


Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful.  ~ Denis Diderot


Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.  ~ Siddhārtha Gautama


Give me good health and I'll take care og the rest.  ~ Marilyn Horne


A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.  ~ John Locke


An individual doesn't get cancer, a family does.  ~ Terry Tempest Williams


Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring.  ~ Henry David Thoreau


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. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.  ~ Mark Twain


Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.  ~ Albert Einstein


Health, learning and virtue will ensure your happiness; they will give you a quiet conscience, private esteem and public honour.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbours.  ~ Quentin Crisp


Do not show your wounded finger for everything will knock up against it.  ~ Baltasar Gracián


Be true to your teeth and they won't be false to you.  ~ Soupy Sales


The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.  ~ Demetri Martin


It is much more important to know what sort of patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has.  ~ William Osler


Nobody is sicker than the man who is sick on his day off.  ~ E.C. Mckenzie


In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart.  ~ E.B. White


After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.  ~ Helen Gurley Brown


Health is the vital principle of bliss.  ~ James Thomson


When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.  ~ Herophilus


The greatest wealth is health.  ~ Virgil




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