30 Best Quotes About Staying Well Physically and Spiritually


EcoSalon’s favorite quotes about staying well in mind, body, and spirit.

The part can never be well unless the whole is well. -Plato

The scientific truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don’t worry. -Robert Hutchison

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

Sedentary people are apt to have sluggish minds. A sluggish mind is apt to be reflected in flabbiness of body and in a dullness of expression that invites no interest and gets none. -Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

The greatest wealth is health. -Virgil

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

He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors. -Chinese Proverb

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. -John F. Kennedy

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. -Paul Dudley White

We drink to one another’s health and spoil our own. -Jerome K. Jerome

It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician. -Meryl Streep

Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other. -Joseph Addison

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

Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the birds might eat them. -Martin H. Fischer

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health. -A.J. Reb Materi

To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. -Buddha

In minds crammed with thoughts, organs clogged with toxins, and bodies stiffened with neglect, there is just no space for anything else. -Alison Rose Levy

Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering. -Francois Rabelais

Health and intellect are the two blessings of life. -Menander

To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself. -Albert Schweitzer

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy. -Izaak Walton 

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. -Thomas Jefferson

The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit. -Ken Doherty

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself. -Bernard Shaw

Fresh air impoverishes the doctor. -Danish Proverb

My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass. -Terri Guillemets

The patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don’t take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop. -Quentin Regestein

From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health. -Catalan Proverb

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. -Tommy Lasorda

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

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