Monday, May 02, 2005

Health Quotes

  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 The... patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life.  Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop.  ~Quentin Regestein I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.  ~Author Unknown Joy and Temperance and Repose Slam the door on the doctor's nose. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow If I had my way I'd make health catching instead of disease.  ~Robert Ingersoll Sickness comes on horseback, but goes away on foot.  ~William C. Hazlitt Like everybody else, when I don't know what else to do, I seem to go in for catching colds.  ~George Jean Nathan 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 People who are always taking care of their health are like misers who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.  ~Laurence Sterne To feel keenly the poetry of a morning's roses, one has to have just escaped from the claws of this vulture which we call sickness.  ~Henri Frederic Amiel A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.  ~Irish Proverb Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.  ~Napoleon I Men that look no further than their outsides, think health an appurtenance unto life, and quarrel with their constitutions for being sick; but I that have examined the parts of man, and know upon what tender filaments that fabric hangs, do wonder that we are not always so; and considering the thousand doors that lead to death, do thank my God that we can die but once.  ~Thomas Browne What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.  ~George Dennison Prentice, Prenticeana, 1860 I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more.  ~Henry Ward Beecher Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.  ~Charles Simmons Nature does require Her time of preservation, which perforce I her frail son amongst my brethren mortal Must give my attendance to. ~William Shakespeare Health is like munny, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.  ~Josh Billings Our body is a machine for living.  It is organized for that, it is its nature.  Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.  ~Leo Tolstoy Disease is somatic; the suffering from it, psychic.  ~Martin H. Fischer Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it.  ~John Henry Cardinal Newman A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison.  ~Francis Bacon An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease.  ~Yiddish Proverb Health is a large word.  It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;... and not today's pain or pleasure alon


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