When the word is about health and fitness, there is nothing better to drive you than inspiration in the form of words. Read on to find more!
Health is not valued till sickness comes. – Dr. Thomas Fuller (1654 – 1734), Gnomologia, 1732
Be not slow to visit the sick. – Ecclesiastes
I have never cared much for fish – it floats in the belly as much as in the pond. – Erica Eisdorfer, The Wet Nurse’s Tale, 2009
Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 – 1680)
It is amazing how much crisper the general experience of life becomes when your body is given a chance to develop a little strength. – Frank Duff, A Coder in Courierland, 03-20-05
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease. – George Dennison Prentice
Health is not simply the absence of sickness. – Hannah Green
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses. – Hippocrates (460 BC – 377 BC), Regimen in Health
Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can’t buy. – Izaak Walton (1593 – 1683)
Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you’ve met your New Year’s resolution. – Jay Leno (1950 – )
You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are. – Jeph Jacques, Questionable Content webcomic, #352, 05-04-05
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. – Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)
When I walk into my kitchen today, I am not alone. Whether we know it or not, none of us is. We bring fathers and mothers and kitchen tables, and every meal we have ever eaten. Food is never just food. It’s also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, and who we want to be. – Molly Wizenberg, A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, 2009
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