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Top 30 Health Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Health Quotes

The first wealth is health.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), American philosopher, pictured right.



No 2Health Quotes

Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

- Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) American politician, and inventor, pictured right.



No 3Health Quotes

Health is the greatest of human blessings

- Hippocrates (460-370 BC) ,the Greek founder of modern medicine, pictured right.



No 4Health Quotes

To preserve permanent good health, the state of mind must be taken into consideration.

- Robert Owen (1771-1858), Welsh businessman, pictured right.


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Chillingworth in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, pictured right, book,The Scarlet Letter (1850) agrees:

A bodily disease ... may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual past



No 5

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine

(Proverbs 17:22)

- the Bible.


Two writers agree:

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Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.

- Joseph Addison (1672-1719), the English writer and politician, pictured right.

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A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad.

(Nelly Dean in Wuthering Heights)

- Emily Brontë (1818-48), English writer, pictured right.



No 6Health Quotes

The effectiveness and creativity of the individual must rest, in large measure, on his fitness and vitality.

- John F. Kennedy (1917-63), American president, pictured right.



No 7Health Quotes

They are as sick that surfeit with too much as they that starve with nothing.

(Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice)

- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English playwright, pictured right.  

 Shakespeare also makes two comments on health and eating:


Dost not thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?

(Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night)


He hath eaten me out of house and home.

(Mistress Quickly in Henry IV Part 2 talking about Falstaff)



No 8Health Quotes

Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.

- Josh Billings (1818-85) American humorist, pictured right.


No 9Health Quotes

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 (1835-1910), American writer, pictured right.



No 10Health Quotes

The wise, for cure, on exercise depend,

- John Dryden (1631–1700), English poet, pictured right.

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The English politician, Edward Stanley (1826-93), pictured right agrees:

Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness



No11Health Quotes

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

- Gautama Buddha (c.563-483 BC), founder of Buddhism, pictured right.



No 12Health Quotes

Any man who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.

- Sam Goldwyn (1882-1974), American film studio boss, pictured right.



No 13Health Quotes

If you want to live a long life, focus on making contributions.

-Hans Selye (1907-82) Austrian-born Canadian medical professor, pictured right.



No 14Health Quotes

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.

- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), American president, pictured right



No 15Health Quotes

Our body is a machine for living.

- Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), Russian writer, pictured right.



No 16Health Quotes

Man is what he eats.

- Ludwig Feuerbach (1804–72), German philosopher, pictured right.



No 17Health Quotes

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

- Hippocrates (460-370 BC), Greek founder of modern medicine, pictured right.



No 18Health Quotes

It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.

- Seneca (4 BC-65 AD), Greek philosopher, pictured right.



No 19

To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less.

- Chu Hui Weng, Chinese philosopher.



No 20Health Quotes

If you fall out of that window and break both your legs, don't come running to me.

- Groucho Marx (1890-1977), American comedian and film and TV star, pictured right.



No 21Health Quotes

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.

- Peter de Vries (1910-93), American writer (pictured right).



No 22

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

(1948 definition of health)

- World Health Organization.  



No 23Health Quotes

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.

- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-born British philosopher, pictured right



No 24Health Quotes

Just because you look good don’t mean you feel good.

- Elvis Presley (1935-1977), American pop star, pictured right.



No 25Health Quotes

The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.

- Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), German philosopher and doctor, pictured right.



No 26Health Quotes

Walking is man’s best medicine.

- Hippocrates (460-370 BC), doctor in Ancient Greece, pictured right.



No 27Health Quotes

Everything worth dying for is certainly worth living for

(an old man in the 1961 novel Catch-22)

- Joseph Heller (1923-99), American writer, pictured right.



No 28Health Quotes

Please, sir, I want some more.

(Oliver in Oliver Twist)

- Charles Dickens (1812-70), English writer, pictured right.


No 29Health Quotes

Every time I think of exercise, I have to lie right down till the feeling leaves me.

- Diz Moore (in the 1939 film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, pictured right) .


No 30Health Quotes

Compassion is good medicine.

- Daniel Goleman, pictured right , Emotional Intelligence (1996)

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