Health Quotes & Fitness Sayings

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"Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness." -- Earl of Derby
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“It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

“To feel keenly the poetry of a morning’s roses, one has to have just escaped from the claws of this vulture which we call sickness. ” — Henri Frederic Amiel

“Health is like munny, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” — Josh Billings

“A healthy body and soul come from an unencumbered mind and body.” — Ymber Delecto

“I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“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

“Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.” — Charles Simmons

“Disease is somatic; the suffering from it, psychic.” — Martin H. Fischer

"Fitness - if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body." -- Cher
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“I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.” — Marsha Doble

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” — A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh 

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“I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.” — Ellen DeGeneres

“Commit to be fit.”

"My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit." -- Phyllis Diller
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“A woman can never be too rich or too thin.” — Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

“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

“I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.” — Samuel Butler

"Happiness lies, first of all, in health." -- George William Curtis
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“Health and intellect are the two blessings of life.” — Menander

“For life is only life when blessed with health.” — Martial Arts

“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” — Arabian Proverb

“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.” — Spanish Proverb

"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon." -- Doug Larson
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“Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.” — Redd Foxx

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” — Mark Twain

“People who are always taking care of their health are like misers who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.” — Laurence Sterne

“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

"The body of man is a machine which winds its own springs." -- J. O. De La Mettrie
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“If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise.”

“I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me.” — Mark Twain

“Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.” — Robert M. Hutchins

“Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.”

“The greatest wealth is health.” — Virgil

"Fresh air impoverishes the doctor." -- Danish Proverb
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“Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.” — Napoleon I

“Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.” — Marcel Proust

“In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

“My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.” — Leslie Grimutter

“We drink one another’s health and spoil our own.” — Jerome K. Jerome

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"Aerobics: a series of strenuous exercises which help convert fats, sugars, and starches into aches, pains, and cramps."
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“When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is disease.” — V. L. Allineare

“The appearance of a disease is swift as an arrow; its disappearance slow, like a thread.” — Chinese Proverb

“Nature does require
Her time of preservation, which perforce
I her frail son amongst my brethren mortal
Must give my attendance to.”
— William Shakespeare

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." -- Irish Proverb
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“He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.” — Chinese Proverb

“If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” — Leon Eldred

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” — Mark Twain

“They claim red meat is bad for you. But I never saw a sick-looking tiger.” — Chi Chi Rodriguez

“Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something.” — Lord Chesterfield

“If I had my way I’d make health catching instead of disease.” — Robert Ingersoll

“Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot.” — Dutch Proverb

“Like everybody else, when I don’t know what else to do, I seem to go in for catching colds.” — George Jean Nathan

“Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.” — Cicero

“Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.” — Leo Tolstoy

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