Return to Quotations Central
Cheerfulness is the very flower of health.
"Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health, and is as friendly to the mind as to the body."
In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.
Henri-Frederic Amiel 1828-1881
"The best preservative to keep the mind in health is the faithful admonition of a friend."
"Whilst the learned love business, as an action according to nature, and agreeable to the health of the mind, as exercise is to that of the body: so that, of all men, they are the most indefatigable in such business as may deservedly fill and employ the mind."
Bacon, Francis; Advancement of Learning, 1605
"The body is like a piano, and happiness is like music. It is needful to have the instrument in good order.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
A quiet mind cureth all.
Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat... Health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Sir Walter Scott
He who sings frightens away his ills.
MEDICINE, EXERCISE, SELF-CONTROL
"You have tasted of that cup whereof I have liberally drank, which I look upon as God's physick, having that in healthfulness, which it wants in pleasure."
"In nothing do men approach so nearly to the Gods, as in giving health to men."
These are not issues that we have guidebooks about. They are issues that we have to summon up what we believe is morally and ethically and spiritually correct and do the best that we can with God's guidance. How do we create a system that gets rid of micro-management and the regulation and bureaucracy, and substitutes instead human caring, concern and love-- that
is our real challenge in re-defining our health care system.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Why can't the medical community in this country help us figure out what will work?
Hillary Rodham Clinton
"He knows little of himself or of the world, who does not think it sufficient happiness to be free from sorrow : therefore, give a wise man health , and he will give himself every other thing."
He's the more sick who doesn't feel his hurt.
Corneille, Pierre , Rodogune, Act II, sc. I
When the patient loves his disease, how unwilling he is to allow a remedy to be applied.
Pierre Corneille, Le Cid
Every day in every way, I am getting better and better.
Emile Coue' 1857-1926
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
"The essence of education is the education of the body. Beauty and health are the chief sources of happiness."
Better 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.
Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind.
Mary Baker Eddy 1821-1910 Science and Health
If architects want to strengthen a decrepit arch, they increase the load that is laid upon it, for thereby the parts are joined more firmly together. So, if therapists wish to foster their patients' mental health, they should not be afraid to increase that load through a reorientation toward the meaning of one's life.
Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
"His best companions, innocence and health; And his best riches, ignorance of wealth."
Goldsmith, Oliver, The Deserted Village
There is nothing so pulls on the heartstrings of the normal healthy man as the love for wife and child.
Good health! Whenever you go out of doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of your head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every hand-clasp. DO not fear being misunderstood and never waste a minute thinking about your enemies.
The groundwork of all happiness is health.
Leigh Hunt 1784-1859 The indicator
Money may buy the husk of things, but not the kernel. It brings you food but not appetite, medicine but not health,
acquaintances but not friends, servants but not faithfulness, days of joy but not peace or happiness.
Times affect us just as places; we live equally in them both; we are surrounded by them, they touch us, fashion us, leave always some impression on us. Unhealthy places and decadent times infect us by their contagion.
"A thing of BEAUTY is a JOY forever. Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep. A
bower for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing."
Keats, John 1795-1821/hl
"As man was created for health, so was mankind created for happiness; and to speak of its misery only, though that misery
be everywhere and seem everlasting, is only to say words that fall lightly and soon are forgotten. Why not speak as
though mankind were always on the eve of great certitude, of great joy."
Maeterlinck, Maurice, WISDOM and DESTINY
Life is not merely being alive, but being well.
Martial, c. AD 66 Epigrams
We know a great deal more about the causes of physical disease than we do about the causes of physical health.
M. Scott Peck, TRLT
The only way for a rich man to be healthy is, by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he was poor.
Sir William Temple
Health is the vital principle of bliss, and exercise, of health.
James Thomson 1700-1748
Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring.
Thoreau, 1817-1862 Journal
Employment gives health, sobriety and morals.
"Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease."
Wilde, The Decay of Lying
Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness.
Health and good estate of body are above all gold.
Apocrypha: Ecclesiasticus XXX, 15
What a searching preacher of self-command is the varying phenomenon of health!
"Gladly we would Anchor, but the anchorage is quicksand. ..Our love of the Real draws us to Permanence, but health of
body consists in circulation, and Sanity of mind in variety or facility of association. We need change of objects. Dedication
to one thought is quickly odious."
"There are two ways of being happy,-- we may either diminish our wants or augment our means-- either will do-- the result
is the same; and it is for each man to decide for himself and do that which happens to be the easiest. If you are idle, or
sick, or poor, however hard it may be to diminish your wants, it will be harder to augment your means. If you are active and
prosperous, or young, or in good health, it may be easier for you to augment your menas than to diminish your wants. But if
you are wise you will do both at the same time, young or old, rich or poor, sick or well; and if you are very wise, you will
do both in such a way as to augment the general happiness of society."
"Early to bed and early to rise,
Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."
Franklin, Benjamin, Poor Richard's Almanac Maxims
Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.