Body Quotes

Idleness is the badge of the gentry, the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the stepmother of discipline, the chief author of all mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the cushion upon which the devil chiefly reposes, and a great cause not only of melancholy, but of many other diseases; for the mind is naturally active, and, if it is not occupied about some honest business, it rushes into mischief or sinks into melancholy.

Robert Burton

Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness.

Joseph Addison

The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold.

Albert Pike

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.

Douglas MacArthur

An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.

General George S. Patton

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.

Charles-Victor de Bonstettin

The mind's first step to self-awareness must be through the body.

George Sheehan

A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.

John Locke

Every man is the builder of a Temple called his body, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead.

Henry David Thoreau

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.

Henry Miller

The body is a big sagacity, a plurality with one sense, a war and a peace, a flock and a shepherd.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Our body is a well-set clock, which keeps good time, but if it be too much or indiscreetly tampered with, the alarm runs out before the hour.

Joseph Hall

The human body is a magazine of inventions, the patent office, where are the models from which every hint is taken. All the tools and engines on earth are only extensions of its limbs and senses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A feeble body weakens the mind.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

Jim Rohn

My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.

Michael Jordan

The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.

Thomas A. Edison

Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you.

Jack LaLanne

If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.

Walt Whitman

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself.

Leo Tolstoy

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.

Marcel Proust

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.

Henry Miller

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.

Joseph Conrad

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body

Publilius Syrus
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