Health Sayings and Quotes

A few germs never hurt anyone.

A good lather is half the shave.
William Hone (1780-1842)

A man with a cough cannot conceal himself.
African proverb Yoruba Tribe

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Proverbs 17:22

Adapt the remedy to the disease.
Chinese Proverb

After dinner rest a while; after supper walk a mile.
T. Cogan (1584)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Before healing others, heal yourself.
Gambian (on health and wellness)

Better ten times ill than one time dead.
Yiddish (on health and wellness)

Eat to live, not live to eat.
Socrates (469-399 BC)

Feed a cold and starve a fever.
C. Morley (1939)

If you would live long, open your heart.
Bulgarian (on health and wellness)

One day in perfect health is much.
Arabic (on health and wellness)

Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

When one is hungry, everything tastes good.

When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy.
Chinese (on health and wellness)

The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.
P. T. Barnum

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.
Dalai Lama

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.
Gene Tunney

Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.
Anne Wilson Schaef

Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.
Publilius Syrus

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitzer

All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health.
Reba McEntire

A fit, healthy body – that is the best fashion statement
Jess C. Scott

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

The greatest wealth is health.

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
World Health Organization

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

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

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

The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.
Sir Philip Sidney

To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.
William Londen

A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.
Joan Welsh

The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body.
Harry J. Johnson

As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.
Adelle Davis

Health is not valued till sickness comes.
Dr. Thomas Fuller

Health is not simply the absence of sickness.
Hannah Green

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.
Julius Erving

Health is the greatest of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king.
Isaac Bickerstaff

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Anthony Robbins

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.

The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.
Rona Barrett

To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for keeping a sound mind and a sound body.
Francis Bowen

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz – something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding.
Chungliang Al Huang

If you need medical advice, let these three things be your physicians; a cheerful mind, relaxation from business, and a moderate diet
Schola Salern

The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
Herbert Spencer

Prevention is better than cure.
Desiderius Erasmus

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

People who laugh actually live longer than those who don’t laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter.
James J. Walsh

The groundwork for all happiness is good health.
Leigh Hunt

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

He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.
Chinese Proverb