Thursday, October 13, 2005

Health Quotes

Quotes & Quips to Remember
by Katie the Scrapbook Lady


"Health is so necessary to all the duties, as well as pleasures of life,
that the crime of squandering it is equal to folly."
--Samuel Johnson


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


The greatest wealth is health.
~Virgil



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



Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
~Doug Larson



Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
~World Health Organization, 1948




Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway.
~Author Unknown



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



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



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



The... patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop.
~Quentin Regestein


I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
~Author Unknown



Sickness comes on horseback, but goes away on foot.
~William C. Hazlitt



Like everybody else, when I don't know what else to do, I seem to go in for catching colds.
~George Jean Nathan



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


People who are always taking care of their health are like misers who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.
~Laurence Sterne


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



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


Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.
~Charles Simmons



Nature does require
Her time of preservation, which perforce
I her frail son amongst my brethren mortal
Must give my attendance to.
~William Shakespeare



Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.
~Leo Tolstoy



Disease is somatic; the suffering from it, psychic.
~Martin H. Fischer



Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it.
~John Henry Cardinal Newman



A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison.
~Francis Bacon



An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease.
~Yiddish Proverb



If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands.
~John Locke


Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.
~Marcus Valerius Martial




Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the birds might eat them.
~Martin H. Fischer




If you wish to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes



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



If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer; it just seems longer.
~Clement Freud


If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



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 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


Katie the Scrapbook Lady
www.scrapbooklady.org

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