Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues.
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.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
The poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest would gladly part with all their money for health.
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
In everything the middle course is best: all things in excess bring trouble to men.
There is a mean in all things; and, moreover, certain limits on either side of which right cannot be found.
Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.
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.
Sound health is the greatest of gifts; contentedness, the greatest of riches; trust, the greatest of qualities; enlightenment, the greatest happiness.
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.
The first wealth is health.
He’s a Fool that makes his Doctor his Heir.
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.
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.
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
To live long, it is necessary to live slowly.
Eat to live, not live to eat.
He who would keep himself to himself should imitate the dumb animals, and drink water.
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.
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.
Health is a gift, but you have to work to keep it.
The common ingredients of health and long life are:
Great temperance, open air,
Easy labour, little care.
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.
Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor’s nose.