of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory. Let all
men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy!" Thomas
"He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not."
"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 (After his 1987 heart
"A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic
too busy to take care of his tools."
"Before thirty, men seek disease; after thirty, disease seeks
"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything."
"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
An editorial in The Economist, London, January 6, 1973
"The superior doctor prevents sickness;
The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness;
The inferior doctor treats actual sickness."
"A healthy family is sacred territory."
"Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one
"If you like the post office, you are going to LOVE national
"We squander health
In search of wealth;
We scheme and toil, and save,
Then squander wealth
In search of health;
And all we gets the grave;
We live and boast of what we own;
We die . . . and only get a stone."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of
the most medicines."
"He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that
prevents it is the safest physician."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 Bruyére
"Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking
plus right hygiene nine-tenths of it! "
"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."
"Attention to health is life greatest hindrance."
"Neurotic behavior is quite predictable. Healthy behavior
Carl Ransom Rogers
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to
"Happiness? That's nothing more than good health and a poor
Dr. Albert Schweitzer
"By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize
the doctor too."
"Some remedies are worse than the disease."
"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."
"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
The first wealth is health. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Conduct
of Life," Power, 1860
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables
smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson
The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore,
common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it
pushes matter around.... Throughout history, "tender loving
care" has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element
in healing. ~Larry Dossey
Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway. ~Author Unknown
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals
dying of nothing. ~Redd Foxx
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
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
As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something
fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this. We do not seem
to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off
failure, putting off dying. We have lost all confidence in the
human body. ~Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail, 1979
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and
tired. ~Author Unknown
The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they'll ease
Your will they'll mend
And charge you not a shilling.
~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990
He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of
his doctors. ~Chinese Proverb
If I'd known I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better
care of myself. ~Leon Eldred
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for
you! ~Tommy Smothers
They claim red meat is bad for you. But I never saw a sick-looking
tiger. ~Chi Chi Rodriguez
I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided
one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.
~Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh, 1903
If the pain wanders, do not waste your time with doctors. ~Mignon
McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol. ~Author Unknown
If I had my way I'd make health catching instead of disease. ~Robert
Like everybody else, when I don't know what else to do, I seem
to go in for catching colds. ~George Jean Nathan
To feel keenly the poetry of a morning's roses, one has to have
just escaped from the claws of this vulture which we call sickness.
~Henri Frederic Amiel
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's
book. ~Irish Proverb
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about
diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. ~George Dennison
Prentice, Prenticeana, 1860
Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it.
~John Henry Cardinal Newman
An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease. ~Hanan J. Ayalti,
ed., Yiddish Proverbs, 1949
It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my
children's health than the pediatrician. ~Meryl Streep
I am pretty sure that, if you will be quite honest, you will admit
that a good rousing sneeze, one that tears open your collar and
throws your hair into your eyes, is really one of life's sensational
pleasures. ~Robert Benchley, "Hiccoughing Makes Us Fat,"
No Poems: or around the world backwards and sideways, 1932
A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice
of our friends. ~Kin Hubbard
Men make use of their illnesses at least as much as they are made
use of by them. ~Aldous Huxley
Healthy people are invalids who don't know it. ~Jules Romains,
Dr. Knock, 1923
Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of
the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer
to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged,
at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that
other place. ~Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor, 1977
Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window except
that the birds might eat them. ~Martin H. Fischer, Fischerisms
How sickness enlarges the dimension of a man's self to himself!
~Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia
If you wish to keep as well as possible, the less you think about
your health the better. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Over the Teacups,
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
If you start to think about your physical or moral condition,
you usually find that you are sick. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
Proverbs in Prose
If you do everything you should do, and do not do anything you
should not do, you will, according to the best available statistics,
live exactly eighteen hours longer than you would otherwise. ~Logain
It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question
of finding a sickness you like. ~Jackie Mason
Health is merely the slowest way someone can die. ~Author Unknown
May you live as long as you are fit to live, but no longer! or,
may you rather die before you cease to be fit to live than after!
~Philip Dormer Stanhope, 1749
Those obsessed with health are not healthy; the first requisite
of good health is a certain calculated carelessness about oneself.
~Sydney J. Harris
I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is
no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the
geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer
So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have
to spend their wealth to regain their health. ~A.J. Reb Materi,
Nothing is more fatal to health than an overcare of it. ~Benjamin
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