"Body: A thing of shreds and patches, borrowed unequally from good and bad ancestors and a misfit from the start."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body."
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
"Health and intellect are the two blessings of life."
"He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything."
"Happiness lies, first of all, in health."
George William Curtis
"There are some remedies worse than the disease."
"Time is the great physician."
"Laughter is the best medicine."
"Laughter is the most healthful exertion."
Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland
"If taking vitamins doesn't keep you healthy enough, try more laughter: The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed."
"It may be possible to incorporate laugher into daily activities, just as is done with other heart-healthy activities, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator. The recommendation for a healthy heart may one day be exercise, eat right and laugh a few times a day."
Dr. Michael Miller
Heartfelt positive feelings create far more than a healthy psychological effect. They fortify our internal energy systems and nourish the body right down to the cellular level. For that reason, we like to think of these emotions as "quantum nutrients."
"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."
"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."
"I have every sympathy with the American who was so horrified by what he has read of the effects of smoking that he gave up reading."
"Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away."
"It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction. Fear secrets acids; but love and trust are sweet juices."
Henry Ward Beecher
"Good friends are good for your health."
"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost."
Charles Caleb Colton
"A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools."
"The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor."
Paul Dudley White
"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost."
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
"Nature, time and patience are three great physicians."
"Symptoms are in reality nothing but a cry from suffering organs."
"Most diseases are the result of medication which has been prescribed to relieve and take away a beneficiant and warning symptom on the part of Nature."
"Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense."
"Common sense is in medicine the master workman."
"God heals, and the doctor takes the fee."
"Our doctor would never really operate unless it was necessary. He was just that way. If he didn't need the money, he wouldn't lay a hand on you."
"America's health care system is second only to Japan ... Canada, Sweden, Great Britain ... well, all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky stars we don't live in Paraguay!"