Words of Wisdom: Health

Health
Moderation, Well-being

Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues.
THOMAS FULLER
Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind.
MARY BAKER EDDY
Health, beauty, vigor, riches, and all the other things called goods, operate equally as evils to the vicious and unjust, as they do as benefits to the just.
PLATO
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
PAINE
The poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest would gladly part with all their money for health.
COLTON
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
SIVANANDA
In everything the middle course is best: all things in excess bring trouble to men.
PLAUTUS
There is a mean in all things; and, moreover, certain limits on either side of which right cannot be found.
HORACE
Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.
WILLIAM TEMPLE
To learn moderation is the essence of sound sense and real wisdom.
JACQUES BENIGUE BOSSUET
Her name is Health: she is the daughter of Exercise, who begot her on Temperance. The rose blusheth on her cheeks, the sweetness of the morning breatheth from her lips; joy, tempered with innocence and modesty, sparkleth in her eyes and from the cheerfulness of her heart she singeth as she walketh.
AKHENATON
Sound health is the greatest of gifts; contentedness, the greatest of riches; trust, the greatest of qualities; enlightenment, the greatest happiness.
BUDDHA
Men have made a virtue of moderation to limit the ambition of the great, and to console people of mediocrity for their want of fortune and of merit.
LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
The first wealth is health.
EMERSON
He’s a Fool that makes his Doctor his Heir.
FRANKLIN
Health is so necessary to all the duties, as well as pleasures of life, that the crime of squandering it is equal to the folly.
JOHNSON
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
BUDDHA
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
ARISTOTLE
To live long, it is necessary to live slowly.
CICERO
Eat to live, not live to eat.
FRANKLIN
He who would keep himself to himself should imitate the dumb animals, and drink water.
BULWER-LYTTON
Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle at the onset.
BULWER-LYTTON
Never hurry; take plenty of exercise; always be cheerful, and take all the sleep you need, and you may expect to be well.
JAMES F. CLARKE
The sum of the whole is this:walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.
CHARLES DICKENS
Health is a gift, but you have to work to keep it.
ELBERT HUBBARD
The common ingredients of health and long life are:
Great temperance, open air,
Easy labour, little care.
PHILIP SIDNEY
When I go into my garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.
EMERSON
Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor’s nose.
LONGFELLOW

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