Being Sick Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being sick quotes, being sick sayings, and being sick proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The reason many people in our society are miserable, sick, and highly stressed is because of an unhealthy attachment to things they have no control over.     

Steve Maraboli

The fact that we are living does not mean we are not sick.     

Joseph Brodsky

The most poetical thing in the world is not being sick.     

G.K. Chesterton

Being sick feels like you're wearing someone else's glasses.     

Megan Boyle

Treat a sick man with the medicine and a sad man with the music.     

Amit Kalantri

I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.     

Samuel Butler

Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something.     

Lord Chesterfield

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.     

Marcel Proust

Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.     

Charles Simmons

Diseases crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, rivel them up like old apples, make them as so many Anatomies.     

Robert Burton

If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick     

Ben Jonson

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.     

Charles Lamb

The most important thing when ill, is to never lose heart.     

Vladimir Lenin

The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.     

Oscar Wilde

For every ailment under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none, If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it.     

Mother Goose

There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.     

Henry David Thoreau

I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.     

Fannie Lou Hamer

Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.     

Anne Bronte

The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.     

Florence Nightingale

Even when I'm sick and depressed, I love life.     

Arthur Rubinstein

A bowl of warmth, a soft face, a new day. Some get-well thoughts sent your way. Feel better soon.     


The treatment is really a cooperative of a trinity--the patient, the doctor and the inner doctor.     

Ralph Bircher

If just knowing that someone cares about you helps the healing process...then you should be feeling better already.     


Try not to get overwhelmed by the full scope of your recovery instead look at it one day at a time. Right now you just have to get through today, when that seems impossible know that I'm just a phone call away.     


There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.     

Orison Swett Marden

Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.     

Henry David Thoreau

The sick do not ask if the hand that smoothes their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that touch their brow have known the kiss of sin.     

Oscar Wilde

The sick are the greatest danger for the healthy; it is not from the strongest that harm comes to the strong, but from the weakest.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well     

Ruth Carlisle

A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison     

Francis Bacon