Body Quotes

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 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

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

Walt Whitman

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

Jack LaLanne

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

Thomas A. Edison

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Michael Jordan

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

Jim Rohn

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Buddha

A feeble body weakens the mind.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

We are bound to our bodies like an oyster is to its shell.

Plato

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Henry Miller

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

Henry David Thoreau

Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners.

William Shakespeare

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.

Shakti Gawain

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.

Marilyn Ferguson

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

John Locke

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

George Sheehan

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

An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.

General George S. Patton

In the contemplation of nudes, we congratulate ourselves upon the beauty of which human beings are capable. They reassure us about ourselves, about Being. We are a little lower than the angels, true, but notice that we can get along without that suspect radiance, equal parts paint and literature, on which the angels lean so heavily. The human body is, or can be, a sufficiency.

Donald Barthelme

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Updated On : February 20, 2014
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