Healthy Living Quotes


To want to be, that is not enough. To know how to be, that is too little. To want, to know how, to determine to be, that is the way of all successful men. Primary to all of these is self-honesty. You can cheat others, now and then. You can rarely cheat yourself. You can never cheat nature.

     — John B. Lust

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

     — Benjamin Franklin

The greatest wealth is health.

     — Virgil

Nature always takes her time. Great oaks don’t become great overnight. They also lose a lot of leaves, branches and bark in the process of becoming great.

     — Andrew Matthews

Your food shall be your medicine

     — Hippocrates

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  ~World Health Organization, 1948

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

     — Chinese Proverb

The evil done to men is done by men. The good that can undo that evil must also be done by men.

     — John B. Lust

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

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

Nature cures, not the physician

     — Hippocrates

The longer I live the less confidence I have in drugs and the greater is my confidence in the regulation and administration of diet and regimen.

     — John Redman Coxe, 1800

To each his own desires! Color your hopes, your dreams, your aspirations with the ripe tones of reality, then multiply them by the number of dreams you have never dared to dream. THIS IS THE PROMISE OF YOUR REBIRTH!

     — John B. Lust

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

     –Irish Proverb

Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.

     — Danish Proverb

Things are not brought into being by thinking their opposites. Health is never to be attained by studying disease and thinking about disease; righteousness is not to be promoted by studying sin and thinking about sin; and no one ever got rich by studying poverty and thinking about poverty.

     — Wallace D. Wattles, Science of Getting Rich

Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.

     — Napoleon I

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I’ll start tomorrow."  Tomorrow is disease. 

     — V.L. Allineare

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.

     — Albert Einstein

Tell me what a man eats and how he treats his body and I will tell you how long that man will live!

     — Dr. Benedict Lust

My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass. 

     — Leslie Grimutter

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

Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy. 

     — Author Unknown

Live in rooms full of light
Avoid heavy food
Be moderate in the drinking of wine
Take massage, baths, exercise, and gymnastics
Fight insomnia with gentle rocking or the sound of running water
Change surroundings and take long journeys
Strictly avoid frightening ideas
Indulge in cheerful conversation and amusements
Listen to music.
     — A. Cornelius Celsus

Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful. 

     — Denis Diderot

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."

     –   William Shakespeare

Happiness lies, first of all, in health. 

     — George William Curtis, Lotus-Eating

Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.

     — Albert Schweitzer

Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.

     –Thich Nhat Hanh

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