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Disease increases in proportion to the increase in the number of doctors in a place.
Mahatma Gandhi

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Thoreau

Walking is man's best medicine.

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

I am inclined to attribute my good health, and that of my family, primarily to our outlook on
life, and to our philosophical approach to other people and to ourselves.
Harry Truman

True happiness is impossible without true health, and true health is impossible without a rigid
control of the palate.
Mahatma Gandhi

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of
the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Thomas A. Edison

I have always believed exercise is a key not only to physical health but to peace of mind.
Nelson Mandela

I swear by Apollo Physician, by Asclepius, by Health, by Panacea, and by all the gods and
goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and
judgement, this oath and this indenture. I will use treatment to help the sick according to
my ability and judgement, but never with a view to injury and wrongdoing. Neither will I
administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course.
Similarly, I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion. I will keep pure and holy
both my life and my art. In whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I
will abstain from all intentional wrongdoing and harm, especially from abusing the bodies of
man or woman, bond or free. And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my
profession in my intercourse with men, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will
never divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets. Now if I carry out this oath, and
break it not, may I gain forever reputation among all men for my life and art.

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

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a
Woody Allen

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
English proverb

The Westerners go to see a doctor only when they are sick, and do not see him when they
are well.
Lin Yutang

Happy people are 35 percent less likely to get a cold and produce 50 percent more antibodies
in response to flu vaccines than the average person.
Marci Shimoff

Many doctors - death accomplished.
Czech proverb

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 druther not.
Mark Twain

Rise at a fixed and an early hour, and go to bed at a fixed and early hour also. Sitting up late
at night is injurious to the health and not useful to the mind.
Thomas Jefferson

It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.

The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease.
French proverb

Good health is a crown on the head of a well person that only a sick person can see.
Robin Sharma

He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines.
Benjamin Franklin

But for one's health as you say, it is very necessary to work in the garden and see the
flowers growing.
Vincent van Gogh

Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.
Josh Billings

Have you ever noticed those people whom you see jogging day after day? They are the ones
who seem not to need to jog.
Thomas J. Stanley

Only a doctor can kill you without punishment.
Hungarian proverb 

Do not listen to a fat doctor who smokes telling you what it takes to be healthy.
Larry Winget

You've got to keep yourself in prime physical condition, because fatigue makes cowards of us
Vince Lombardi

Laughter is the best medicine. Unless you've got VD, in which case penicillin's probably a
better bet.
Bob Monkhouse

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature effects the cure.

My personal remedy for stress requires no training and can be done anywhere, at any time,
by anyone. What is it? Laughter. The benefits of laughter are impressive. It boosts your
immune system, exercises practically every muscle group, and releases natural pain-relieving
chemicals into your bloodstream. Even a small amount of research into laughter yields an
overwhelming amount of evidence that laughter heals. In fact, even curving your mouth
upward in the semblance of a smile - no matter how you feel inside - stimulates your brain to
release healing chemicals into your system.
Sean Stephenson

All disease originates in the mind. Nothing appears on the body unless there is a mental
pattern corresponding to it.
Joseph Murphy

If I'd taken my doctor's advice and quit smoking when he advised me to, I wouldn't have lived
to go to his funeral.
George Burns

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