Quotes About Health

You can’t talk of the dangers of snake poisoning and not mention snakes.
C. Everett Koop, regarding AIDS education

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

We can now prove that large numbers of Americans are dying from sitting on their behinds.
Bruce B. Dan

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.
Mark Twain

Suffering isn’t ennobling, recovery is.
Christiaan Barnard

Sleep, riches, and health, to be truly enjoyed, must be interrupted.
Jean Paul Freidrich Richter

There are no such things as incurables, there are many things for which man has not found a cure.
Bernard Baruch

A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Groucho Marx

For extreme illnesses extreme remedies are most fitting.

It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.
Charles Caleb Colton

The patient, treated on the fashionable theory, sometimes gets well in spite of the medicine.
Thomas Jefferson

Happiness, like youth and health, is rarely appreciated until it is past.
Marguerite, Countess of Blessington

The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.
William Shakespeare

We are so fond of one another because our ailments are the same.
Jonathon Swift

Good friends are good for your health.
Irwin Sarason

When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.

I enjoy convalescence.  It is the part that makes the illness worthwhile.
George Bernard Shaw

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.
G. K. Chesterton

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

Serious illness doesn’t bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host.
Albert Schweitzer

Two things are bad for the heart — running uphill and running down people.
Bernard Gimbel

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.
George Bernard Shaw

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
Dag Hammarskjšld

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.
Margaretta (Happy) Rockefeller

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

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.
Pope Pius XII

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.
Robert S. Eliot

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.
David W. Dunlap

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

Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live.  Keep the big gun going.
Norman Cousins

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

Coronary heart disease is a silent disease, and the first manifestation frequently is sudden death.
Herman Hellerstein

Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind...
Mary Baker Eddy

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.
Izaak Walton

Health that mocks the doctor’s rules.  Knowledge never learned of schools.
John Greenleaf Whittier

Health is not valued till sickness comes.
Thomas Fuller

If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well.
Ruth Carlisle

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.
Mark Twain

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

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Benjamin Franklin



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