100 Health Quotes To Inspire You To Stay In Good Shape

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm, powerful, and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

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Health is my #1 priority in life.

It’s more important than:

  • My work
  • My family
  • My friends

It’s THE only I’ll want if I’m sick.

It’s also the foundation of all other aspects of my life.

Now, to inspire you to stay in good shape too, here are 100 of the best health quotes I’ve collected over the years.

What’s my goal?

To inspire you and make you realize your health is all you have.

You’ll discover quotes by Buddha, Thoreau, Dalai Lama, and many more.


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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mahatma Gandhi

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He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. Arabian proverb

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It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Keep your vitality. A life without health is like a river without water. Maxime Lagacé

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Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it. Naval Ravikant


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A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned. Naval Ravikant

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True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. William Penn

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Happiness is the highest form of health. Dalai Lama

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The human body is the best picture of the human soul. Tony Robbins

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A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. Irish proverb


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Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. Carl Jung

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The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. Maxime Lagacé

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The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness. Arthur Schopenhauer

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What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. Henry David Thoreau

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Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself. Naval Ravikant


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Keep reading to discover even more great ones by Thich Nhat Hanh, Seneca, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, etc.


a few thoughts on health…

Today, what could be more important than your health? Seriously.

What I’ve found over the years is that nothing is more vital.

My work is important, but not as much as my health, whether mental or physical.

My friends and family are important, but not as much as my health.

You can have all the money in the world, the best job, the best family and friends, and make beautiful trips, BUT, if you don’t have your health, nothing else matters.

You can’t fully appreciate your surroundings.


Because the only thing you want when you’re sick is to be healthy.

The Best Health Quotes

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The greatest wealth is health. Emerson

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

Health is a vehicle, not a destination. Joshua Fields Millburn

When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy. Chinese proverb

The doctor of the future will prescribe strength training, a high protein diet, hydration, sun exposure and 8000 steps a day. Dan Go (Source)

In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy and spirit you possess or takes away from it. Ann Wigmore

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Before healing others, heal yourself. Gambian saying

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

The scientific truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don’t worry. Robert Hutchison

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. Joyce Meyer


Nobody can be in good health if he does not have all the time fresh air, sunshine and good water. Flying Hawk (Native American saying)

Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health. Julia Child

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. Albert Schweitzer

Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything. Thich Nhat Hanh

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It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The wish for healing has always been half of health. Seneca

Sickness – nature’s vengeance for violating her laws. Charles Simmons

After dinner rest a while; after supper walk a mile. T. Cogan

Your body hears everything your mind says. Naomi Judd

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The Most Famous Health Quotes

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Searching for a famous health quote? Check out those by Emerson, Buddha, Mother Teresa, etc.
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Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Benjamin Franklin

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. John F. Kennedy

I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health. Voltaire

When a man is ill his very goodness is sickly. Friedrich Nietzsche

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Unknown

Health is the first muse, comprising the magical benefits of air, landscape, and bodily exercise on the mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners. William Shakespeare

I stand in awe of my body. Henry David Thoreau

There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before. Henry David Thoreau

Eat to live, not live to eat. Socrates

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Prevention is better than cure. Desiderius Erasmus

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

I am confident that nobody will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself. Nelson Mandela

Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important. Keanu Reeves

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A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ. John Steinbeck

Love is not as important as good health. You cannot be in love if you’re not healthy. You can’t appreciate it. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. Aristotle

The best doctors gives the least medicine. Benjamin Franklin

Nothing is more fatal to health, than an over care of it. Benjamin Franklin

The really important thing is not to live, but to live well… and to live well means the same thing as to live honourably or rightly. Socrates

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Joy and temperance and repose, slam the door on the doctor’s nose. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. Thomas Jefferson

The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease. Thomas Edison

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

Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy. Napoleon Bonaparte

Health is not valued until sickness comes. Thomas Fuller

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Short Health Quotes

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One-liners, short health quotes, thoughts, sayings, and captions for your bio, New Year wishes, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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If you would live long, open your heart. Bulgarian saying

The first wealth is health. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fresh air impoverishes the doctor. Danish proverb

If you want to get in shape you gotta be okay with doing the boring things consistently. Dan Go (Source)

Health and intellect are the two blessings of life. Menander

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Rule No.37. The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead. Michael Pollan

Eating is overrated and sleep is underrated. @AmuseChimp

Garbage in garbage out. George Fuechsel

Love, success, family and friends all come after my health. No health, no enjoyment. Maxime Lagacé

Having a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body. Unknown

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A man grows most tired while standing still. Chinese proverb

Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway. Unknown

Stop treating your body like you’ve got a spare one in the closet. Dan Go (Source)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Unknown

Your health is an investment, not an expense. Unknown

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Health consists with temperance alone. Alexander Pope

Health and cheerfulness are brothers. William Hardcastle Browne

Great health starts with a great sleep. Dan Go

Your health should be an investment, not an expense. Dylan Thacker (Source)

When the head aches, all the body is the worse. English proverb

He who can believe himself well, will be well. Ovid

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No time for your health today, no health for your time tomorrow. Thibaut


Inspirational Health Quotes

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Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. Joseph Addison

Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel. Kevin Trudeau

Working out is an investment in your future self. Dan Go (Source)

Stay active, and stay outdoors. Nirmal Purja

Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy. Bella Bleue

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To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less. Chu Hui Weng

Embrace and love your body. It’s the most amazing thing you will ever own. Unknown

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. Tony Robbins

Feeling physically and mentally well is our own individual obligation. Andrew Huberman (Source)

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself. George Bernard Shaw

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Let your body be your holy temple. Lailah Gifty Akita

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. Hippocrates

Humans were not designed to sit at a desk. We were meant to move. Dan Go (Source)

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

The real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you. Deepak Chopra


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Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. Jim Rohn

Key Takeaways

  • Make health your #1 priority. Good mental and physical health leads to a good life.
  • A healthy person wants a thousand things. The sick one wants ONE.
  • Keep your life simple. Focus on your health, your mission, and your people. That’s it.
  • How to be physically healthy?
    • Move often
    • Sleep well
    • Eat well
  • How to be mentally healthy?

Further Readings

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Are you healthy? What’s your favorite health quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.

Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube.

Last update

November 1, 2022

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