Illness Quotes

Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.

Abbe Pierre

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.

Marcel Proust

The easiest time to cure an illness is before it is accepted as a part of the self-image.

Jane Roberts

The secret of learning to be sick is this: Illness doesn't make you less of what you were. You are still you.

Tony Snow

Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.

Bill Clinton

Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.

Edward Stanley

To be too conscious is an illness. A real thorough going illness.

Fyodor Dostoevski

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

The king, if the illness did not intervene, would have made an official visit to the Western Cape as part of our efforts to make right the wrongs of the past, particularly apartheid legislation and the alienation of the Xhosa speaking communities.

Ebrahim Rasool

Depression is a treatable medical illness like cancer and heart disease.

Judith Peacock

It's been an incredible odyssey to make the journey from a vibrantly healthy person to someone with a chronic illness.

Karen Duffy

It is an unfortunate personal tragedy. However, when compared to the vast ocean of the collective tragedy faced by my people, my illness is merely a pebble. I am deeply sad that I am crippled by this illness, unable to contribute anything substantial towards the alleviation of the immense suffering and oppression of my people.

Anton Balasingham

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.

Rita Mae Brown

Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh, that is to say over fear: fear of poverty, of suffering, of calumny, of illness, of loneliness and of death.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.

Fran Lebowitz

To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy.

Karl Kraus

My illness is due to my doctor's insistence that I drink milk, a whitish fluid they force down helpless babies.

W. C. Fields

Warning: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.

Ellie Katz

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness

Richard Carlson

I am not from your world or this one; I was born on the Sun. Sometimes our world becomes overcrowded because our people live so long. Our people are almost free of wars and illness, and sometimes our government officials send colonies to neighboring worlds.

Cyrano Hercule Savinien de Bergerac

Socrates too thought that living according to the opinions of others was an illness. But he did not urge men to look for a source for producing their own unique opinions, or criticize them for being conformists. His measure of health was not sincerity, authenticity or any of the other necessarily vague criteria for distinguishing a healthy self. The truth is the one thing most needful; and conforming to nature is quite different from conforming to law, convention or opinion.

Allan David Bloom

Time carries him as the river carries A leaf in the downstream water. No matter. The enchanted one insists And shapes God with delicate geometry. Since his illness, since his birth, He goes on constructing God with the word. The mightiest love was granted him Love that does not expect to be loved.

Jorge Luis Borges
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