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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, The Way of All Flesh, 1903


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


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


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.  ~Mark Twain


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


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


If the pain wanders, do not waste your time with doctors.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


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


Joy and Temperance and Repose
Slam the door on the doctor's nose.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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


Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot.  ~Dutch Proverb, sometimes attributed to 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


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


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


The longer I live the less confidence I have in drugs and the greater is my confidence in the regulation and administration of diet and regimen.  ~John Redman Coxe, 1800


A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.  ~Irish Proverb


Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.  ~Danish Proverb


There are two things in life that a sage must preserve at every sacrifice, the coats of his stomach and the enamel of his teeth.  Some evils admit of consolations, but there are no comforters for dyspepsia and the toothache.  ~Henry Lytton Bulwer


Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.  ~Napoleon I


The I in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness are we ~Author unknown, as quoted in Mimi Guarneri, The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing


In minds crammed with thoughts, organs clogged with toxins, and bodies stiffened with neglect, there is just no space for anything else.  ~Alison Rose Levy, "An Ancient Cure for Modern Life," Yoga Journal, Jan/Feb 2002