70+ Health Quotes and Sayings

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

Health is one of the most important aspects of one’s life. One can be a billionaire but if he is not in good health, he can not enjoy the luxuries of life. Going to bed early and waking up on time, exercising regularly, eating healthily and drinking at least eight glasses of water daily, are some of the basic rules for maintaining good health.

Check our collection of inspirational and wise health quotes, health sayings, and health proverbs, collected from a variety of sources.

Short Health Qoutes

“The first wealth is health. “– Emerson


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Weight Loss Quotes And Sayings

“Life is a tragedy of nutrition.”– Arnold Ehret

“Eat less from a box and more from the earth”.- Anonymous.

“When in doubt, use nutrition first.” -Roger Williams

“A healthy outside starts from the inside”. -Robert Urich

“Train your body to crave healthy food”.- Unknown.

“Eating well is a form of self-respect.” – Anonymous

“Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.” -Eat Real food

“Eat to fill your stomach, not your heart.” -Anonymous

“Nature is the best physician.” – Hippocrates

“Health is a daily practice, not a 30-day diet.” – Unknown

“Feed a cold and starve a fever.” _ C. Morley

“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.”

“The greatest wealth is health. “

“Prevention is better than cure.”
Desiderius Erasmus

“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.”
Francis Bacon

“Adapt the remedy to the disease.”
Chinese Proverb

“After dinner rest a while; after supper walk a mile.” _ T. Cogan


“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

“Eat to live, not live to eat.”_ Socrates

As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.”_ Adelle Davis

“Health is not valued till sickness comes.”_ Dr. Thomas Fuller

“Health is not simply the absence of sickness.”_ Hannah Green

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live._ Jim Rohn

“The groundwork for all happiness is good health”. _ Leigh Hunt

“All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health.” _ Reba McEntire

“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” _ Gene Tunney

“A fit, healthy body – that is the best fashion statement.”_ Jess C. Scott

“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” Joan Welsh

Inspirational Health Qoutes

“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.”_ Josh Billings

Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.

Dalai Lam

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

William Londen

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.

Adelle Davis

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

Schola Salern

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

Herbert Spencer

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.

Chinese Proverb

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones.


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”. _ Publilius Syrus

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.

G.K. Chesterton

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

Albert Schweitzer

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Mark Twain

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.

Elbert Hubbard

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!

Thomas Carlyle

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.

Julius Erving

Health is the greatest of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king.

Isaac Bickerstaff

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.

Anthony Robbins

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.

Francis Bowen

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.

Rona Barrett

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.

Irish Proverb

Mental Health Qoutes

Good Mental health is very important  in our daily routine as it affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life.

“Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” — Noam Shpancer, PhD

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle.” — Julian Seifter

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” — Dan Millman

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” ― Leonard Cohen

“Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language.” — Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

“I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health… My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth.” —Kerry Washington

“It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.” — Aisha Mirza