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.
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
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
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.
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