Disease Sayings and Quotes

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

Pride and vanity, the opposites of humility, can destroy our spiritual health as surely as a debilitating disease can destroy our physical health.     

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Diseased nature oftentimes breaks forth In strange eruptions.     

William Shakespeare

Disease is the tax which the soul pays for the body, as the tenant pays house rent for the use of the house.     


If we're going to fight a disease, let's fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.     

Robin Williams

The worst disease in the world is hate. And the cure for hate is love.     

India Arie

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 A. Burton

Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism...the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.     

Henry Siedel Canby

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.     

Thomas Mann

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.     

Wayne Gretzky

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.     


Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.     

Maggie Kuhn

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.     

Jane Yolen

Stand up to ignorance, because if you don't, the ignorant will run free to spread ignorance like a disease.     

Suzy Kassem

It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.     

William Osler

Idleness of the mind is much worse than that of the body: wit, without employment, is a disease - the rust of the soul, a plague, a hell itself.     

Samuel Smiles

Youth is a disease from which we all recover.     

Dorothy Fuldheim

Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. education and free discussion are the antidotes of both.     

Thomas Jefferson

Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.     

Jimmy Carter

Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.      

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Mathematics is like childhood diseases. The younger you get it, the better.     

Arnold Sommerfield

We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.     

Thomas Browne Sr.

Great writers arrive among us like new diseases - threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.      

Craig Raine

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.     

Mother Teresa

When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads.     

Ron Paul

Disease may be defined as 'A change produced in living things in consequence of which they are no longer in harmony with their environment.     

William Thomas Councilman

Everything on the Earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.     

Morning Dove Salish

Gossip is a disease spread from mouth to mouth.     

Frank Sonnenberg

Everything in food works together to create health or disease.     

T Colin Campbell