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Some interesting quotes on Health

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by balto, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. balto

    balto Beloved Grand Eagle

    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

    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

    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

    Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ~Mark Twain

    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

    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

    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

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

    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

    What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. ~George Dennison Prentice, Prenticeana, 1860

    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

    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

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

    Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;... and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man. ~James H. West

    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

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

    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

    There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood. ~Charles Dickens
    The mind has great influence over the body, and maladies often have their origin there. ~Moliere

    How sickness enlarges the dimension of a man's self to himself! ~Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia

    Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful. ~Denis Diderot

    In the face of such overwhelming statistical possibilities hypochondria has always seems to me to be the only rational position to take on life. ~John Diamond

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

    Those obsessed with health are not healthy; the first requisite of good health is a certain calculated carelessness about oneself. ~Sydney J. Harris
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  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Balton, I love this post. Lots of good thoughts here and some laughs.
  3. Mermaid

    Mermaid Well known member

    That's fantastic Balto, thanks for sharing it with us. :)
  4. Richsimm22

    Richsimm22 Well known member

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  5. Steve Ozanich

    Steve Ozanich TMS Consultant

    The best one is "if the pain wanders, don't waste your time with doctors." That sounds like Mignon knew the symptom imperative back then.

    I have another quote to add, "Happiness first and good health will certainly follow..."
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  6. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Steve. That says it all.
  7. Peter Zafirides

    Peter Zafirides Physician

    One more:

    "Life is a terminal illness"
    - Woody Allen
  8. pspa

    pspa Well known member

    "Du calme, du calme, adieu."

    Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness -- the parting advice given to the narrator by a physician examining him before a trip to the tropics, telling him his mental state is more important than exposure to the tropical sun.

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