Healthy Living Sayings and Quotes

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

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


Life is not merely being alive, but being well.     

Marcus Valerius Martialis

Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.     

Edward Smith-Stanley

Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering.     

Francois Rabelais

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.     

T. A. Edison

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything     

Arabian Proverb

Sickness is felt, but health not at all.     

Thomas Fuller

Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and Spring.     


Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it.     


The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around. Throughout history, tender loving care' has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing.     

Larry Dossey

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

Chinese Proverb

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.     

Elbert Hubbard

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


A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.     

Paul Dudley White

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

One should eat to live, not live to eat.     


If you don't take care of yourself, the undertaker will overtake that responsibility for you.     

Carrie Latet

Nothing is more fatal to health than an over care of it.     

Benjamin Franklin

Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady.     

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

Jess C. Scott

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.     


When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.     


The First wealth is health.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances should in no way be considered a food.     

John H. Tobe

The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.     

Ann Wigmore

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.     

Michael Pollan

Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one.     

Astrid Alauda

Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.     

Michael Pollan