quotations about health
Infirmity doth still neglect all office
Whereto our health is bound; we are not ourselves
When nature, being oppressed, commands the mind
To suffer with the body.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, King Lear
A Man's illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he love you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy.
LAUREN BACALL, Lauren Bacall By Myself
Give a man health and a course to steer; and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Captain Brassbound's Conversion
Don't believe them when they tell me there ain't no cure. The Rich stay healthy, the Sick stay poor.
BONO, "God Part II"
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
MARK TWAIN, attributed, Bite-Size Twain
Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
WINSTON CHURCHILL, War Speeches
As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this.... We have lost all confidence in the human body.
LEWIS THOMAS, The Medusa and the Snail
You can tell how healthy a man is by what he takes two at a time--stairs or pills.
EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips & Quotes
Health is the vital principle of bliss,
And exercise, of health.
JAMES THOMSON, The Castle of Indolence
The first wealth is health.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON, "Power,", The Conduct of Life
When we are in health, all sounds fife and drum for us; we hear the notes of music in the air, or catch its echoes dying away when we awake in the dawn.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
CARL JUNG, The Transcendent Function
The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
HERBERT SPENCER, Education
It is unconscionable that we ration health care by the ability to pay.... your heart breaks. Health care should be a given.
KATHRYN ANASTOS, New York Magazine, Dec. 21-28, 1992
Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create.
VOLTAIRE, "Physicians,", Philosophical Dictionary
I wish more and more that health were studied half as much as disease is. Why, with all the endowment of research against cancer is no study made of those who are free from cancer? Why not inquire what foods they eat, what habits of body and mind they cultivate? And why never study animals in health and natural surroundings? why always sickened and in an environment of strangeness and artificiality?
SARAH N. CLEGHORN, Threescore
A little health now and again is the ailing person’s best remedy.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, The Wanderer and His Shadow
Do not believe yourself healthy. Immortality is health; this life is a long sickness.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Sermons
The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
JIMMY CARTER, Everything to Gain
What, on the eternal list of priorities, precedes health? What more obvious role could government have than the defense of the life, of each citizen? We cannot stop every germ that seeks to harm us any more than we can stop every person who seeks to harm us. But we can try dammit and government's essential role in that effort facilitate it, reduce its cost, broaden its availability, improve my health and yours, seems, ultimately, self-explanatory.
KEITH OLBERMANN, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Oct. 7, 2009