We all know what keeps the doctor away. Here is a collection of proverbs and quotes about health.

An apple a day …

Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history.

Carl Sagan

Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man.

George Washington

Agriculture is the noblest of all alchemy; for it turns earth, and even manure, into gold, conferring upon its cultivator the additional reward of health.

Paul Chatfield

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Health is better than wealth.

It’s better to be in good health than to be rich.

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.

G.M. Trevelyan

I will be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren.

The Lord of the Rings – The return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien

Laughter is the best medicine.

One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary, and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.

Thomas Mann

Sickness in the body brings sadness to the mind.

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The key to happiness is good health and a bad memory

Ingrid Bergman

To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.

Gustave Flaubert

Too much coffee is bad for my health. I don’t know if it will kill me, but if it does I hope to come back as a coffee pot.

Walking is a man's best medicine.


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