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.

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


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