Health Quotes


Quotes and Sayings about Health and Wellness

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones. – Proverbs 3:7-8 (NKJV)

Health is like a song; your body is the tone, your mind is the lyric, your heart is the beat, your spirit is the melody, and they all must be played in perfect harmony. –Victorino Q. Abrugar

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

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

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

Prevention is better than cure. -Desiderius Erasmus

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

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

I do my best to be fit, because my God did not teach me to be fat. –Victorino Q. Abrugar

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. – Author Unknown

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

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

Joy and Temperance and Repose
Slam the door on the doctor’s nose.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

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

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.”  Tomorrow is disease. -Terri Guillemets

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.  -Marcel Proust

My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.  -Terri Guillemets

In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.  -Cicero

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit.  When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.  -B.K.S. Iyengar

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

Mens sana in corpore sano.  (Your prayer must be for a sound mind in a sound body.)  -Juvenal

The appearance of a disease is swift as an arrow; its disappearance slow, like a thread.  -Chinese Proverb

Health is like munny, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.  -Josh Billings

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

Gold that buys health can never be ill spent.  -Thomas Dekker, Westward Ho, 1604

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

Diseases crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, rivel them up like old apples, make them as so many Anatomies.  -Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

Sometimes I get the feeling the aspirin companies are sponsoring my headaches.  -Terri Guillemets

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

Hear your heart.  Heart your health.  -Faith Seehill

From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.  -Catalan Proverb

Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy.  -Author Unknown

If you don’t take care of yourself, the undertaker will overtake that responsibility for you.  -Carrie Latet

The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.  -Nikolai Lenin

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.  –Plato

To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less.  -Chu Hui Weng

When the head aches, all the body is the worse.  -English Proverb

After these two, Dr. Diet and Dr. Quiet, Dr. Merriman is requisite to preserve health.  -James Howell

Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.  -Joseph Addison

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

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.  -Arabic Proverb

Health is a relationship between you and your body.  -Terri Guillemets

My fat scares me – it’s a ticking time bomb.  -Carrie Latet

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.  -A.J. Reb Materi, Our Family

Nothing is more fatal to Health, than an over Care 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

Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it. But the correction of fools is folly. The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds learning to his lips. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. – Proverbs 16:22-24 (NKJV)

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.-Proverbs 16:24