Old Quotes - 1 - Oct 23, 2017

Quotes: Hippocrates, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7



The greatest wealth is health. 
~Virgil

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. 
~Doug Larson
 
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

The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience.  Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around.... Throughout history, "tender loving care" has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing. 
~Larry Dossey

As a people, we have become obsessed with Health.  There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this.  We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying.  We have lost all confidence in the human body. 
~Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail, 1979

Be careful about reading health books.  You may die of a misprint. 
~Mark Twain
 
Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body. 
~Cicero
 
In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible. 
~Cicero

The I in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness are we
~Author unknown, as quoted in Mimi Guarneri, The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing
 
Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit.  When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open. 
~B.K.S. Iyengar

A healthy body and soul come from an unencumbered mind and body. 
~Ymber Delecto
 
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 alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man. 
~James H. West
 
From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health. 
~Catalan Proverb
 
I see rejection in my skin, worry in my cancers, bitterness and hate in my aching joints.  I failed to take care of my mind, and so my body now goes to hospital. 
~Astrid Alauda
 
The part can never be well unless the whole is well. 
~Plato
 
When a man is ill his very goodness is sickly. 
~Friedrich Nietzsche

The deviation of man from the state in which he was originally placed by nature seems to have proved to him a prolific source of disease. 
~Edward Jenner

Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well. 
~Marcus Valerius Martial

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
 
How sickness enlarges the dimension of a man's self to himself! 
~Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia
 
A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part. 
~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

It's no coincidence that four of the six letters in health are "heal." 
~Ed Northstrum

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