Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.
The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.
The denial of suffering is, in fact a better definition of illness than its acceptance.
Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.
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.
The secret of learning to be sick is this: Illness doesn't make you less of what you were. You are still you.
The easiest time to cure an illness is before it is accepted as a part of the self-image.
Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.
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.
It's been an incredible odyssey to make the journey from a vibrantly healthy person to someone with a chronic illness.
My illness is due to my doctor's insistence that I drink milk, a whitish fluid they force down helpless babies.
Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy.
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.
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.
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.
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.
The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.
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.
If you truly believe you need to pick a mobile phone that "says something" about your personality, don't bother. You don't have a personality. A mental illness, maybe - but not a personality.
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.
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.
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.