Quotes #10: Physician Heal Thyself: Famous Quotes on Healing Today
We are much like the mountain climber who sees one great mountain before him. We scale the peak in the belief that, once there, we have reached the summit of all existence. It is only when we get to the top that we can see the vast ocean of mountain ranges stretching on before us.
The more that I climb the mountain of health and healing, the more I realize how much I do not know and how much more there always is to learn.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Healing Today:
On the Importance of Health
"The savor of wandering in the
ocean of deathless life has rid me of all my asking:
"When you have your health, you
"The groundwork of all happiness
"Health is the soul that animates
all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless
"A sound mind in a sound body, is
a short but full description of a happy state in this
world. He that has these two, has little more to wish
for; he that wants either of them, will be little the
better for anything else."
"Health indeed is a precious
thing, to recover and preserve which we undergo any
misery, drink bitter potions, freely give our goods:
restore a man to his health, his purse lies open to
"To get rich, never risk your
health. The truth is health is the wealth of
"He who enjoys good health is
rich, though he knows it not."
"Life is not merely being alive,
but being well."
"The essence of education is the
education of the body: health (is) the chief source of
"It is the part of a Christian to
take care of his own body for the very purpose that by
its soundness and wellbeing he may be enabled to labor.
Labor for the aid of those who are in want, that thus the
stronger member may serve the weaker member, and we may
be children of God, and busy for one another, bearing one
another's burdens, and so fulfilling the law of
"Look to your health; and if you
have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for
health is one of the greatest blessings that we mortals
are capable of, a blessing money can't buy."
"We should manage our fortunes as
we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it
is bad, and never, ever apply violent remedies except in
an extreme necessity." (even then you should think
twice - EM)
"It is a biological fact that once
you stop growing, you start dying."
"The only thing you have to do in
life is die, everything else is optional. For example, if
you do not pay your taxes, you go to jail, get killed in
a knife fight, and die in the end... 'In the midst of
life we are in the death'."
"Death borders upon our birth, and
our cradle stands in the grave."
"Welcome to the Hotel California.
You can check out anytime you want but you can never
"Man that is born of a woman is of
few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a
flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and
"The secret of health for both
mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry
about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to
live the present moment wisely and earnestly."
"Love in the past is only a
memory. Love in the future is a fantasy. Only here and
now can we truly love. Only here and now can we truly
live. Now is our connection to the infinite universe and
to God, the source of ALL. So live for today because this
moment, this now, is all you will ever have."
"Sorrow looks back with sadness.
Worry looks up and down, from side to side, with fear.
Faith looks forward with hope and gladness."
"Seek the wisdom of the ages, but
look at everything with the openness and wonder of a
"One of the greatest pains to
human nature is the pain of a new idea."
"All serious daring starts from
within and begins with today."
"The best advice I ever got about
putting things into perspective was this: To ask myself,
'will this matter in five years from now?' If not, 'does
it REALLY matter? ' If so, 'what is the worst that can
happen?' The answers to those questions will invariably
bring the matter into the perfect perspective."
"When you are inspired by some
great purpose, some extraordinary project, (like healing
a serious illness), all of your thoughts break their
bonds, your mind transcends limitations, your
consciousness expands in every direction and you find
yourself in a new great and wonderful world. Dormant
forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you
discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you
ever dreamed yourself to be."
"The body is the temple of the
"If any thing is sacred the human
body is sacred."
"Every human being is the author
of his own health or disease."
"Take care of your body with
steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes
alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is
"Nature performs the cure, the
physician takes the fee."
"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, it will do
more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with
"The human body has been designed
to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks
brought about by its environment. The secret of god
health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses
on the body."
"Sometimes God sets man aside for
awhile to take stock of life.
"The part can never be well unless
the whole is well."
"Let us rise up and be thankful,
for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a
little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we
didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't
die; so let us all be thankful."
"Nobody, as long as he moves about
among the currents of life, is without trouble."
"Health is not a condition of
matter but of Mind (and I would add spirit - EM); nor can
the material senses bear reliable testimony on the
subject of health."
"Time heals all wounds."
"The only time you don't fail is
the last time you try anything--and it works."
"Wisdom denotes the pursuing of
the best ends by the best means."
"...the Remedy often proves worse
than the Disease."
"There is a wisdom in this beyond
the rules of medicine: a man's own observation what he
finds good of and what he finds hurt of is best to
"Never tell people how to do
things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you
with their ingenuity."
"Take calculated risks. That is
quite different from being rash."
"I do not deny that medicine is a
gift of God, nor do I refuse to acknowledge science in
the skill of many physicians; but, take the best of them,
how far are they from perfection? A sound regimen
produces excellent effects. When I feel indisposed, by
observing a strict diet and going to bed early, I
generally manage to get round again, that is, if I can
keep my mind tolerably at rest. I have no objection to
the doctors acting upon certain theories, but, at the
same time, they must not expect us to be the slaves of
When you know that he is wrong,
"slam the door on the doctor's nose."
"Breath is the bridge which
connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to
"As we free our breath (with
diaphragmatic breathing) we relax our emotions and let go
our body tensions."
"To insure good health: Eat
lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate
cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life."
"The time to relax is when you
don't have time for it."
"You're not going to make me have
a bad day.
"The soul is a breath of living
spirit, that with excellent sensitivity, permeates the
entire body to give it life. Just so, the breath of the
air makes the earth fruitful. Thus the air is the soul of
"The sovereign invigorator of the
body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the
"True enjoyment comes from
activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two
are ever united."
"Never hurry. Take plenty of
exercise. Always be cheerful.
"Better to hunt in fields, for
"You have to stay in shape. My
grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when
she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the
hell she is."
"You know you've got to exercise
your brain just like your muscles."
You must also exercise your heart:
"Wherever there is a human being, there is an
opportunity for kindness."
"We must always change, renew,
rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden."
"Don't go through life, grow
"Life is no brief candle to me. It
is sort of a splendid torch which I have got hold of for
a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as
possible before handing it on to future
"I promise to keep on living as
though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by
merely living a number of years. People grow old only by
deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but
to give up interest wrinkles the soul."
To keep your interest alive, do what
you love and love what you do for "...when work is a
pleasure, life is a joy. When work is a duty, life is
"A true measure of your worth
includes all the benefits others have gained from your
"The highest form of self-respect
is to admit mistakes and make amends for them."
"You are what you eat. You become
what you drink."
"What one relishes,
"Some people have a foolish way of
not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat.
For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very
carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind
his belly will hardly mind anything else."
"Once taken in and digested by the
body, food becomes powerful medicine."
"Intellectual food is like any
other; it is pleasanter and more beneficial to take it
with a spoon than a shovel."
"Water and our necessary food are
the only things that wise men must fight for."
"He who lives with his senses well
controlled, moderate in his food and drink, he will not
be overthrown, any more than the wind throws down a rocky
"Your body's many cries for water:
you are not sick, you are thirsty: don't treat thirst
"One cannot think well, love well,
sleep well, if one has not dined well."
"Sleep is better than
"Sleep is that golden chain that
ties health and our bodies together."
"Sleep that knits up the ravelled
sleave of care,
"The bed is a bundle of paradoxes:
we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret;
we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but
we make up our bodies every morning to keep it
"Sleep is a most useful and most
salutary operation of nature. Scarcely any minor
annoyance angers me more than the being suddenly awakened
out of a pleasant slumber. I understand that in Italy
they torture poor people by depriving them of sleep. `Tis
a torture that cannot long be endured."
"It is the false shame of fools to
try to conceal wounds that have not healed."
"Love one another: you'll be happy
and healthy. It's as simple and difficult as that."
"Don't hold to anger, hurt or
pain. They steal your energy and keep you from
"Forgiveness is God's
"If you wouldst live long, live
well; for folly and wickedness shorten life."
"We first make our habits, then
our habits make us."
"We are shaped and fashioned by
what we love."
"He that would live in peace and
at ease, must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he
"It is easier to love humanity as
a whole than to love one's neighbor."
"This above all: be true, be true,
"Cease to cherish opinions."
"Some tension is necessary for the
soul to grow... We can look for every opportunity to give
and receive love, to appreciate nature, to heal our
wounds and the wounds of others, to forgive, and to
"Just as your car runs more
smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and
farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you
perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions,
goals, & values are in balance."
"Let nothing disturb thee, let
nothing affright thee.
"Every day I live I am more
convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have
not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish
prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain,
misses happiness as well."
"He who cannot forgive breaks the
bridge over which he himself must pass."
"A strong positive attitude will
create more miracles than any wonder drug."
"Optimism is essential to
achievement: it is the foundation of courage and
"Energy and persistence conquer
"Everyone thinks of changing the
world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
"One who gains strength by
overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which
can overcome adversity."
"The highest reward for a person's
toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by
"A minute's success pays the
failure of years."
"Failure is the opportunity to
begin again more intelligently."
"There never was night that had no
"It isn't that they can't see the
solution. It's that they can't see the problem.
"When one door of happiness
closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the
closed door that we do not see the one which has been
opened for us."
"No amount of travel on the wrong
road will bring you to the right destination."
"Being defeated is often a
temporary condition. Giving up is makes it
"Whenever you are confronted with
an opponent. Conquer him with love."
"Laughter is the best
"Laugh if you are wise."
"Sometimes your joy is the source
of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source
of your joy."
"One joy dispels a hundred
"Care to our coffin adds a nail,
no doubt; And every grin so merry, draws one out."
"A cheerful heart is good
"Cheerfulness is the very flower
"Cheerfulness, sir, is the
principle ingredient in the composition of health."
"Don't Worry, Be Happy"
"A quiet mind cureth all."
"Worry is paying interest on a
debt that you may never owe."
"Silence is the rest of the mind;
it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment."
"Contentment is a pearl of great
price, and whosoever procures it, makes a wise and happy
"Do not anticipate trouble or
worry about what may never happen.
"Bear shame and glory with an
equal peace and an ever tranquil heart."
"Fun is fundamental. There is no
way around it. You absolutely must have fun. Without fun,
there is no enthusiasm. Without enthusiasm, there is no
energy. Without energy, there are only shades of
"Boredom is the feeling that
everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing
"Love brings forth that which is unlike
Itself to be healed."
"The more a person loves, the
closer he approaches the image of God."
"Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives."
"One word Frees us of all the
weight and pain of life: That word is love."
"Love conquers all things; let us
too surrender to Love."
"To ease another's heartache is to
forget one's own."
"Love cures people -- both the
ones who give it and the ones who receive it."
"The widest thing in the universe
is not space, it is the potential capacity of the human
"Love wholeheartedly, be
surprised, give thanks and praise then you will discover
the fullness of your life."
"Do everything with so much love
in your heart that you would never want to do it any
"Teach only love for that is what
"Sing songs that none have sung,
think thoughts that ne'er in the brain have rung,
"Holy Spirit, the life that gives
"The love we give away is the only
love we keep."
"Dreams and hope are always
renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are
still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty
waiting to be born."
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