Illness Quotes

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.

Charles Lamb

The most important thing when ill, is to never lose heart.

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.

Oscar Wilde

Look into the depths of your own soul and learn first to know yourself, then you will understand why this illness was bound to come upon you and perhaps you will thenceforth avoid falling ill.

Sigmund Freud

The more serious the illness, the more important it is for you to fight back, mobilizing all your resources-spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical.

Norman Cousins

Falling ill is not something that happens to us, it is a choice we make as a result of things happening to us

Jonathan Miller

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

Marcel Proust

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

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

M. Scott Peck

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

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

Hippocrates

Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say "What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?" If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with it as though we were having that illness.

Mustafa Kemal Atatrk

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

Fyodor Dostoevski

If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick

Ben Johnson

I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.

Samuel Butler

If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill.

African Proverb

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

Edward Stanley

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

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

Bill Clinton

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.

William Shakespeare

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

Jane Roberts

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

Marcel Proust

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

Abbe Pierre

There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure.

Bernard Mannes Baruch

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Updated On : January 30, 2013
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