Health Quotes

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

“Health is not valued till sickness comes.” – Thomas Fuller

Health is the greatest

“Health is the greatest possession.” – Laozi

“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” – Josh Billings

“A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” – Tom Stoppard

“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time: pills or stairs.” – Joan Walsh Anglund

“One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick.” – Harold S. Kushner

“Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.” – Joseph Addison

“My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.” – Milton Berle

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

Medicine is not only a science

“Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.” – Paracelsus

“The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Giving is the secret to a healthy life. Not necessarily money, but whatever a person has to give of encouragement, sympathy, and understanding.” – John D. Rockefeller

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” – Billy Graham

“There are some remedies worse than disease.” – Sara Shepard

“Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought, Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught, The wise, for cure, on exercise depend; God never made his work for man to mend.” – John Dryden

“Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.” – Joseph Addison

“Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.” – Charles Simmons

“The wish for healing has always been half of health.” – Seneca the Younger

What the public expects

“What the public expects and what is healthy for an individual are two very different things.” – Esther Williams

“May you live as long as you are fit to live, but no longer, or, may you rather die before you cease to be fit to live than after!” – Lord Chesterfield

“Healing in a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” – Hippocrates

“We drink [to] one another’s health and spoil our own.” – Jerome K. Jerome

“It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!” – 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

Nature does require her time

“Nature does require her time of preservation, which perforce, I her frail son amongst my brethren mortal, must give my attendance to.” – William Shakespeare

“If man thinks about his physical or moral state he usually discovers that he is ill.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Every man’s disease is his personal property.” – Alonzo M. Clark

“Healthy people are invalids who don’t know it.” – Jules Romains

“Physic, for the most part, is nothing else but the substitute of exercise and temperance.” – Joseph Addison

“Everything is now for sale. Even those areas of life that we once considered sacred like health and education, food and water and air and seeds and genes and a heritage. It is all now for sale.” – Maude Barlow

“I do care a great deal about the environment but my real work and my greatest challenge is trying to overcome deceits that end up jeopardizing public health and safety.” – Erin Brockovich

Never have so many had

“Never have so many had such broad and advanced access to health care. But never have so many been denied access to health.” – Gro Harlem Brundtland

“If access to health care is considered a human right, who is considered human enough to have that right?” – Paul Farmer

“It’s important for people of color to link up with issues around globalization, food security, health, the environment.” – Danny Glover

“The welfare and the future of our societies depend on our capacity to remain mobilized so as to improve the health of every mother and child.” – Jean Ping

“Kids are dying from diarrhea … that just shouldn’t be in this day and age, and it’s that kind of thing that needs to be changed. Enough is enough” – Brad Pitt