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Quotations on Health, Diet, and Exercise

Richard Baker
To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.

Rona Barrett
The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.

Eubie Blake At Age 100
If I'd known I was gonna live this long. I'd have taken better care of myself.

Francis Bowen
To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for keeping a sound mind and a sound body.

Albert Schweitzer
It is good to maintain and cherish life; it is evil to destroy and to cheek life.

Thomas Carlyle
Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy!

James Freeman Clarke
Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.

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

It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.

Thomas Jefferson
The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.

Harry J. Johnson
The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body.

Jay Kordich
Drinking freshly made juices and eating enough whole foods to provide adequate fiber is a sensible approach to a healthful diet.

William Londen
To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.

Arthur Murphy
Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.

Italian Proverb
He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not.

Anthony Robbins
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.

Norman O. Brown
The human body is not a thing or substance, given, but a continuous creation. The human body is an energy system which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-construction and self-destruction; we destroy in order to make it new.

Chungliang Al Huang
Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz - something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding.

Thomas Arnold Mindell
The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.

Tom Robbins
To be or not to be isn't the question. The question is how to prolong being.

Schola Salern
If you need medical advice, let these three things be your physicians; a cheerful mind, relaxation from business, and a moderate diet.

Sir Philip Sidney
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.

Herbert Spencer
The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.

Henry David Thoreau
Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life.

Brian Tracy
Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.

Joan Welsh
A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time—pills or stairs.

Greg Anderson
Changing our diet is something we choose to do, not something we are forced to do. Instead of dreading it, try saying, "Here's another thing I get to do to help myself. Great!"

Francois De La Rochefoucauld
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.

Bob Schwartz
Not only don't diets work, they're actually designed to fail. It's not you or your lack of will power that's the problem. It's that diets by their very nature simply don't work.

Fred A. Allen
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

Evelyn Ashford
I can feel the wind go by when I run. It feels good. It feels fast.

Harold Brodkey
Athletes have studied how to leap and how to survive the leap some of the time and return to the ground. They don't always do it well. But they are our philosophers of actual moments and the body and soul in them, and of our maneuvers in our emergencies and longings.

Jimmy Connors
Use it or lose it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Intellectual tasting of life will not supersede muscular activity.

David Mccord
A pedestrian is a man in danger of his life. A walker is a man in possession of his soul.

Lord Percival
The physically fit can enjoy their vices.

Source Unknown
Exercise: you don't have time not to.

Henry Ward Beecher
To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.

Elisabeth KüBler-Ross
We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffering.

Sir William Osler
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.

They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.

And now for the opposite point of view (which we don't recommend!).....

Robert M. Hutchins
Whenever I feel like exercise I lie down until the feeling passes.

Douglas William Jerrold
The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.

Carol Leifer
I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.

Abe Lemons
I don't jog, if I die I want to be sick.

The above quotations were compiled by The Cybernation Victory Quotations Homepage


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