Health is my #1 priority in life.
It’s more important than:
- My work
- My family
- My friends
It’s THE only I 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 80 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.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mahatma Gandhi
Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it. Naval Ravikant
A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned. Naval Ravikant
Happiness is the highest form of health. Dalai Lama
The human body is the best picture of the human soul. Tony Robbins
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. Irish proverb
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. Maxime Lagacé
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness. Arthur Schopenhauer
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. Henry David Thoreau
He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. Arabian proverb
The greatest wealth is health. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates
Health is a vehicle, not a destination. Joshua Fields Millburn
Before healing others, heal yourself. Gambian saying
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
When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy. Chinese proverb
It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything. Thich Nhat Hanh
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. Philip Stanhope (4th Earl of Chesterfield)
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. Albert Schweitzer
Keep your vitality. A life without health is like a river without water. Maxime Lagacé
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. Thomas Cogan
Your body hears everything your mind says. Naomi Judd
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Benjamin Franklin
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
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Unknown
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Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. Carl Jung
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
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
Prevention is better than cure. Desiderius Erasmus
More Quotes About Health
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
The best doctors gives the least medicine. 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
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
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I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health. Voltaire
If you would live long, open your heart. Bulgarian saying
Health and intellect are the two blessings of life. Menander
Rule No.37. The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead. Michael Pollan
Fresh air impoverishes the doctor. Danish proverb
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
A man grows most tired while standing still. Chinese proverb
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
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
No time for your health today, no health for your time tomorrow. Thibaut
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)
Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy. Bella Bleue
Stay active, and stay outdoors. Nirmal Purja
Feeling physically and mentally well is our own individual obligation. Andrew Huberman (Source)
Health consists with temperance alone. Alexander Pope
Health and cheerfulness are brothers. William Hardcastle Browne
To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less. Chu Hui Weng
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
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
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)
Let your body be your holy temple. Lailah Gifty Akita
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. Jim Rohn
- Make health your #1 priority. Mental and physical health lead to a good life.
- A healthy person wants a thousand things. The sick one wants one thing.
- 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
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Some thoughts about health…
Today, what could be more important than your health?
What I’ve found over the years is that nothing is more vital.
My work is important.
But not as much as my health.
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.
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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.
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