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Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
Franklin P. Adams

No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
Henry Adams

I, poor creature, worn out with scribbling for my bread and my liberty, low in spirits and weak in health, must leave others to wear the laurels which I have sown, others to eat the bread which I have earned. A common case.
John Adams

One lesson a man learns from Harvard Business School is that an executive is only as good as his health.
Jeffrey Archer

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Executives are like joggers. If you stop a jogger, he goes on running on the spot. If you drag an executive away from his business, he goes on running on the spot, pawing the ground, talking business.
Jean Baudrillard

A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
James Beard

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
Erma Bombeck

Will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it.
Referring to the National Health Service (NHS).
Aneurin Bevan

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If a lot of cures are suggested for a disease, it means that the disease is incurable.
Anton Chekhov

One should eat to live, not live to eat.

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Charles Colton

If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
Norman Cousins

America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.
Walter Cronkite

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Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends, and spirit - and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends, and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.
Brian Dyson

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Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Henry Ford

God heals and the doctor takes the fees.
Benjamin Franklin

A cousin of mine who was a casualty surgeon in Manhattan tells me that he and his colleagues had a one-word nickname for bikers: Donors.
Stephen Fry

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Love is among the most pernicious and contagious of diseases. We who are afflicted with it can be detected by anyone. Dark circles under our eyes show that we never sleep, kept awake night after night by embraces or by their absence. We suffer from devastating fevers and have an irresistible urge to say stupid things.
Eduardo Galeano

An illness in stages, a very long flight of steps that led assuredly to death, but whose every step represented a unique apprenticeship. It was a disease that gave death time to live and its victims time to die, time to discover time, and in the end to discover life.
Hervé Guibert

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Did God who gave us flowers and trees, Also provide the allergies?
E. Y. Harburg

Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
Robert Heinlein

For extreme illnesses, extreme treatments are most fitting.

Life is short, [the] art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgment difficult.

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.

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

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How pleasant is the day when we give up striving to be young - or slender.
William James

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
Benjamin Jowett

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I see many youngsters giving up their IT jobs and going to farming or taking up organic farming so that kids in future will stay a bit more healthier. That's one cause I really want to take up.

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To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It's really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.
Angela Lansbury

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Nearly all men die of their medicines, and not of their illnesses.

If you want to become physically stronger, you'll need healthy habits - like going to the gym. You'll also have to give up unhealthy habits - like eating junk food. Building mental strength requires healthy habits - like practicing gratitude - while also giving up unhealthy behavior, like giving up after the first failure.
Amy Morin

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No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this - devoted and obedient. This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman.
Florence Nightingale

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Physicians acquire their knowledge from our dangers, making experiments at the cost of our lives.

Cured yesterday of my disease. I died last night of the physician.
Mathew Prior

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I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life.
Revealing that he had Alzheimer's disease.
Ronald Reagan

The cosmetics industry should be promoting health and well-being; instead it hypes an outdated notion of glamour and sells false hopes and fantasies.
Anita Roddick

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Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.
Publilius Syrus

There are some remedies worse than the disease.
Publilius Syrus

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The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
Mother Teresa

Golf is a good walk spoiled.
Mark Twain

He had had much experience of physicians, and said 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

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

I have never taken any exercise, except for sleeping and resting, and I never intend to take any. Exercise is loathsome.
Mark Twain

I take my only exercise acting as pallbearer at the funerals of my friends who exercise regularly.
Mark Twain

In the matter of diet - I have been persistently strict in sticking to the things that didn't agree with me until one or the other of us got the best of it.
Mark Twain

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The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

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Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy.
Izaak Walton

I only care to see doctors when I am in perfect health; then they comfort one, but when one is ill they are most depressing.
Oscar Wilde

The only possible form of exercise is to talk, not to walk.
Oscar Wilde

Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease.
Oscar Wilde

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