Being Sick Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being sick quotes, being sick sayings, and being sick proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The reason many people in our society are miserable, sick, and highly stressed is because of an unhealthy attachment to things they have no control over. Steve Maraboli
The fact that we are living does not mean we are not sick. Joseph Brodsky
The most poetical thing in the world is not being sick. G.K. Chesterton
Being sick feels like you're wearing someone else's glasses. Megan Boyle
Treat a sick man with the medicine and a sad man with the music. Amit Kalantri
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
Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something. Lord Chesterfield
Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey. Marcel Proust
Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws. Charles Simmons
Diseases crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, rivel them up like old apples, make them as so many Anatomies. Robert Burton
If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick Ben Jonson
To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives. Charles Lamb
The most important thing when ill, is to never lose heart. Vladimir Lenin
The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others. Oscar Wilde
For every ailment under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none, If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it. Mother Goose
There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before. Henry David Thoreau
I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. Fannie Lou Hamer
Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe. Anne Bronte
The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm. Florence Nightingale
Even when I'm sick and depressed, I love life. Arthur Rubinstein
A bowl of warmth, a soft face, a new day. Some get-well thoughts sent your way. Feel better soon. unknown
The treatment is really a cooperative of a trinity--the patient, the doctor and the inner doctor. Ralph Bircher
If just knowing that someone cares about you helps the healing process...then you should be feeling better already. unknown
Try not to get overwhelmed by the full scope of your recovery instead look at it one day at a time. Right now you just have to get through today, when that seems impossible know that I'm just a phone call away. unknown
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. Orison Swett Marden
Tis healthy to be sick sometimes. Henry David Thoreau
The sick do not ask if the hand that smoothes their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that touch their brow have known the kiss of sin. Oscar Wilde
The sick are the greatest danger for the healthy; it is not from the strongest that harm comes to the strong, but from the weakest. Friedrich Nietzsche
If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well Ruth Carlisle
A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison Francis Bacon
A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ John Steinbeck
Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot Dutch Proverb
Sometimes I get the feeling that aspirin companies are sponsoring my headaches Terri Guillemets
It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it Epictetus.
As you rest and heal, know that you are thought of warmly and wished a quick recovery. unknown
Give yourself whatever gifts of time and rest you need to feel better - and know that you're surrounded by caring thoughts and prayers and heartfelt wishes. Rest easy. Get well. unknown
I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while. George Bernard Shaw
I wonder why you can always read a doctor's bill and you can never read his prescription. Finley Peter Dunne
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Voltaire
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Henry David Thoreau
The art of being sick is not the same as the art of getting well. Tony Snow
That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt. John Green
The world will change for the better when people decide they are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the way the world is, and decide to change themselves. Sydney Madwed
In the beginning, when I first found out I had a disease that was incurable, emotionally I had to get used to the idea of being sick before I could think about making any other major decisions in my life. Karen Duffy
A faithful friend is the medicine of life. Bible
Every human being is the author of his own health and disease. Buddha
Always laugh when you is a cheap medicine. Lord Byron
Do what is healing to your spirit and without effort you will bring the world healing in return. Alan Cohen
Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind. Mary Baker Eddy
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility. Khalil Gibran
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Mark Twain
I’m so mean I make medicine sick! Muhammad Ali
My mother had morning sickness after I was born. Rodney Dangerfield
You can’t have healing without sickness. T.D. Jakes
It should be a crime to make a profit off somebody being sick. Michael Moore
When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer, you beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live. Stuart Scott
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man. Felix Frankfurter
Some remedies are worse than the disease. Publilius Syrus
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Emory Austin
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. Hubert H. Humphrey
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt
There are two kinds of people, those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievements from the second. Louis Dudek
Prayer is an act of love, words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love. Saint Teresa of Avila
Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place. Susan Sontag
Health is not valued till sickness comes. Thomas Fuller
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary. Martin Luther
Nurses, one of the few blessings of being ill. Sara Moss-Wolfe
In order to change, we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. unknown
Symptoms, then are in reality nothing but the cry from suffering organs. Jean-Martin Charcot
I was feeling as sick as the proverbial donkey. Mick McCarthy
There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood. Charles Dickens
There's nothing the matter with being sick that getting well can't fix. Peg Bracken
Only do always in health what you have often promised to do when you are sick. Sigismund
Being sick, have in some measure made me well. William Shakespeare
A sick man's dreams are often extraordinarily distinct and vivid and extremely life-like. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
All living things were irritable, restless, disturbed; sick without being sick; sad without being sad; annoyed without any apparent cause for annoyance! John Cowper Powys
I am not sick, I am not well. My quondam dreams are shot to hell. Dorothy Parker
Thousands of them sick and crying. 'Cause when it bumps, it's really very sore. Lascelles Abercrombie
Forget about cancer that is inside and how sick I really am.Because I am long from done on this earth and am as silly as ever but still say yes sir and no ma'am. Buffy Sammons
You missed it when you pay more attention to the damaged car in the mechanic shop than the sick human being in the hospital. Israelmore Ayivor
If you feel sick just be sick. Chris (Simpsons Artist)
Yet the best cure for a sick soul is love, but even the most advanced physician cannot prescribe it as medicine. Suzy Kassem