Illness Sayings and Quotes

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

Illness is regarded as a crime, and crime is regarded as illness.     

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot.     


Illness cannot exist in a body that has harmonious thoughts.     

Rhonda Byrne

You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency     

Linus Pauling

Illness is the result of improper removal of toxins from the body. Oxygen is the vital factor which assists the body in removing toxins.     

Ed McCabe

All illness no matter whether you stubbed your toe, battle cancer or are blowing your nose constantly with a common cold is simply slowed down vibration.     

Catherine Carrigan

Illness or pain is just an extension of negative emotion. When you are no longer feeling any resistance to it, it's a non-issue.     

Esther Hicks

Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. There is no honor in dying of.     

John Green

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

Marcel Proust

Illness is the opposite of freedom. It makes everything impossible.     

Francoise Sagan

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.     

Marcel Proust

The more serious the illness, the more important it is for you to fight back, mobilizing all your resources-spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical.     

Norman Cousins

Sickness is an illusion, to be annihilated by Science.     

Mary Baker Eddy

Illness is the great equalizer. It doesn't matter who you are, rich or poor, young or old, fat or thin, sick is sick.     

Fran Drescher

Sickness sometimes is a great blessing. People become angels through sickness.     

Spencer W Kimball

For every human illness, somewhere in the world there exists a plant which is the cure.     

Rudolf Steiner

Chronic disease is a foodborne illness. We ate our way into this mess, and we must eat our way out.     

Mark Hyman

The easiest time to cure an illness is before it is accepted as a part of the self-image.     

Jane Roberts

Sickness is the first warning that we have made a wrong judgement. A healthy person is never unhappy.     

George Ohsawa

The secret of learning to be sick is this: Illness doesn't make you less of what you were. You are still you.     

Tony Snow

To heal illness, begin by restoring balance.     

Caroline Myss

Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.     

Susan Sontag

Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker... anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt.     

Frank Bruno

Illness sets the mind free sometimes to roam and surmise.     

Alice B. Toklas

Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it.     

Siri Hustvedt

Illness can make us behave in the most surprising ways.     

Susan Minot

The essence of illness is the freezing of behavior into unalterable and insatiable patterns.     

Lawrence S. Kubie

Recovery from illness often seems like beginning life all over again.     

Cornelia Meigs

Think about it: Heart disease and diabetes, which account for more deaths in the U.S. and worldwide than everything else combined, are completely preventable by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. Without drugs or surgery.     

Dean Ornish

What worse illness can there be than acute conventionality. You should pray every night that you don't wake up with it.     

George Weinberg