Illness Quotes

For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill.

Marcel Proust

The denial of suffering is, in fact a better definition of illness than its acceptance.

M. Scott Peck

An illness is like a journey into a far country; it sifts all one's experience and removes it to a point so remote that it appears like a vision.

Sholem Asch

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

Marcel Proust

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.

Margaret Atwood

Similarly├│although to a somewhat lesser degree├│conceit, self-indulgence, and greed lead to physical illness, or lack of well-being.

Elbert Hubbard

Finding a calm place inside myself through meditation kind of helped me to get over a lot of mental illness ... it's just been a really great thing in my life.

Roseeanne Barr

The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.

Nikolai Lenin

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

Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.

Earl of Derby

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
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