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 merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones.      

Proverbs 17:22

Better ten times ill than one time dead.     

Yiddish (on health and wellness)

Before healing others, heal yourself.     

Gambian (on health and wellness)

A man with a cough cannot conceal himself.      

African proverb Yoruba Tribe

When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy.     

Chinese (on health and wellness)

Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease.      

Francis Bacon

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.     

Joan Welsh

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.     

Buddha

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

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

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

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.     

Hippocrates

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.     

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

Francis Bowen

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

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

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

Irish Proverb

Adapt the remedy to the disease.      

Chinese Proverb

After dinner rest a while; after supper walk a mile.      

T. Cogan

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.      

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Eat to live, not live to eat.      

Socrates

Feed a cold and starve a fever.      

C. Morley

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)

When one is hungry, everything tastes good.      

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

Dalai Lama

All the money in the world can't buy you back good health.     

Reba McEntire

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

Gene Tunney

A fit, healthy body - that is the best fashion statement     

Jess C. Scott

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.     

Virgil

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

William Londen

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

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.     

Jim Rohn

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

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

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

Chinese Proverb

The groundwork for all happiness is good health.     

Leigh Hunt

You're bound to lose your health at some point, but you don't have to lose your dignity, too.     

Bessy & Sadie Delany

Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.     

Dorothy Parker

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.     

Mark Twain

To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.     

Francois de LaRochefoucauld

The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being..not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.     

Greg Anderson

Money is not one hundred percent of life, health and happiness is one percent.     

Nancy Hopkins Reily

Health must not be sacrificed to learning. A strong body makes the mind strong.     

Thomas Jefferson

Health is the first requisite after morality.     

Thomas Jefferson

To your good health old friend, may you live for a thousand years, and I be there to count them.     

Robert Smith Surtees

Happiness lies in good health and a bad memory.     

Ingrid Bergman

With perfect health, there are no low spirits and cannot be.     

Walt Whitman

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.     

Mark Levine

Health is a great blessing, but the moment you make health one of your main direct objects, you start becoming a crank and imagining there is something wrong with you.     

C.S. Lewis

It's no longer a question of being healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like.     

Jackie Mason

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Keep your vitality. A life without health is like a river without water.     

Maxime Lagacé

Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.      

Fred Rogers

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.     

George Bernard Shaw

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.     

Joyce Meyer

You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.     

Paul Walker

Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind.      

Mary Baker Eddy

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.     

Ovid

A woman's health is her capital.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.     

Philip Stanhope

Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind, and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.     

Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu

Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.     

Josh Billings

Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.     

William Shakespeare

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of year.     

Franklin P. Adams