Check our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old health quotes, health sayings, and health proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.
Feed a cold and starve a fever.
If you would live long, open your heart.
Bulgarian (on health and wellness)
One day in perfect health is much.
Arabic (on health and wellness)
When one is hungry, everything tastes good.
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.
All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health.
To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.
A fit, healthy body – that is the best fashion statement
Jess C. Scott
There’s lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.
The greatest wealth is health.
To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.
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.
Harry J. Johnson
As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
Dr. Thomas Fuller
Health is not simply the absence of sickness.
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
If you need medical advice, let these three things be your physicians; a cheerful mind, relaxation from business, and a moderate diet
The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
Prevention is better than cure.
People who laugh actually live longer than those who don’t laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter.
James J. Walsh
He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.
The groundwork for all happiness is good health.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Better ten times ill than one time dead.
Yiddish (on health and wellness)
Before healing others, heal yourself.
Gambian (on health and wellness)
A man with a cough cannot conceal himself.
African proverb Yoruba Tribe
When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy.
Chinese (on health and wellness)
Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease.
A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.
The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.
P. T. Barnum
To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.
Anne Wilson Schaef
Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.
The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
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.
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!
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.
Sir Philip Sidney
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.
Health is the greatest of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king.
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.
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for keeping a sound mind and a sound body.
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.
Chungliang Al Huang
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.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
Adapt the remedy to the disease.
After dinner rest a while; after supper walk a mile.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Eat to live, not live to eat.