Health Sayings and Quotes

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

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

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