Health Quotes

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Markus Herz
“Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you'll die of a misprint.”
Markus Herz

“Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy
Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens”
Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

Hippocrates
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Hippocrates

Mary Berry
“Cakes are healthy too, you just eat a small slice.”
Mary Berry

Wendell Berry
“People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.”
Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

Tricia Cunningham
“The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.”
Tricia Cunningham

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

Alain de Botton
“One rarely falls in love without being as much attracted to what is interestingly wrong with someone as what is objectively healthy.”
Alain de Botton

bell hooks
“All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm's way.”
Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

“Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling”
Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

Winston S. Churchill
“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.”
Winston S. Churchill

Geneen Roth
“You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won't discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself. (p. 84)”
Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

Dorothy Parker
“Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded
wheelchair.”
Dorothy Parker

“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”
Herophilus

Geneen Roth
“When you believe without knowing you believe that you are damaged at your core, you also believe that you need to hide that damage for anyone to love you. You walk around ashamed of being yourself. You try hard to make up for the way you look, walk, feel. Decisions are agonizing because if you, the person who makes the decision, is damaged, then how can you trust what you decide? You doubt your own impulses so you become masterful at looking outside yourself for comfort. You become an expert at finding experts and programs, at striving and trying hard and then harder to change yourself, but this process only reaffirms what you already believe about yourself -- that your needs and choices cannot be trusted, and left to your own devices you are out of control (p.82-83)”
Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't destroy yourself by allowing negative people add gibberish and debris to your character, reputation, and aspirations. Keep all dreams alive but discreet, so that those with unhealthy tongues won't have any other option than to infest themselves with their own diseases.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign

Lao Tzu
“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.”
Lao Tzu

Louis Pasteur
“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.”
Louis Pasteur

Criss Jami
“An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Geneen Roth
“. . . hell is wanting to be somewhere different from where you are. Being one place and wanting to be somewhere else . . . . Wanting life to be different from what it is. That's also called leaving without leaving. Dying before you die. It's as if there is a part of you that so rails against being shattered by love that you shatter yourself first. (p. 44)”
Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

Deepak Chopra
“If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.”
Deepak Chopra

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Gary L. Francione
“Ethical veganism results in a profound revolution within the individual; a complete rejection of the paradigm of oppression and violence that she has been taught from childhood to accept as the natural order. It changes her life and the lives of those with whom she shares this vision of nonviolence. Ethical veganism is anything but passive; on the contrary, it is the active refusal to cooperate with injustice”
GaryLFrancione

Mark Twain
“I always take Scotch whiskey at night as a preventive of toothache. I have never had the toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it.”
Mark Twain

Geneen Roth
“Freedom from obsession is not about something you do; it's about knowing who you are. It's about recognizing what sustains you and what exhausts you. What you love and what you think you love because you believe you can't have it. (p. 163)”
Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

Bessel van der Kolk
“The brain-disease model overlooks four fundamental truths: (1) our capacity to destroy one another is matched by our capacity to heal one another. Restoring relationships and community is central to restoring well-being; (2) language gives us the power to change ourselves and others by communicating our experiences, helping us to define what we know, and finding a common sense of meaning; (3) we have the ability to regulate our own physiology, including some of the so-called involuntary functions of the body and brain, through such basic activities as breathing, moving, and touching; and (4) we can change social conditions to create environments in which children and adults can feel safe and where they can thrive.

When we ignore these quintessential dimensions of humanity, we deprive people of ways to heal from trauma and restore their autonomy. Being a patient, rather than a participant in one’s healing process, separates suffering people from their community and alienates them from an inner sense of self.”
Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Norman Cousins
“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.”
Norman Cousins, Anatomy of an Illness

Geneen Roth
“...compulsive eating is basically a refusal to be fully alive. No matter what we weigh, those of us who are compulsive eaters have anorexia of the soul. We refuse to take in what sustains us. We live lives of deprivation. And when we can't stand it any longer, we binge. The way we are able to accomplish all of this is by the simple act of bolting -- of leaving ourselves -- hundreds of times a day.”
Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

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