Illness Sayings and Quotes

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

Illness is regarded as a crime, and crime is regarded as illness. Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot. Proverb
Illness cannot exist in a body that has harmonious thoughts. Rhonda Byrne
You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency Linus Pauling
Illness is the result of improper removal of toxins from the body. Oxygen is the vital factor which assists the body in removing toxins. Ed McCabe
All illness no matter whether you stubbed your toe, battle cancer or are blowing your nose constantly with a common cold is simply slowed down vibration. Catherine Carrigan
Illness or pain is just an extension of negative emotion. When you are no longer feeling any resistance to it, it's a non-issue. Esther Hicks
Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. There is no honor in dying of. John Green
Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey. Marcel Proust
Illness is the opposite of freedom. It makes everything impossible. Francoise Sagan
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
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
Sickness is an illusion, to be annihilated by Science. Mary Baker Eddy
Illness is the great equalizer. It doesn't matter who you are, rich or poor, young or old, fat or thin, sick is sick. Fran Drescher
Sickness sometimes is a great blessing. People become angels through sickness. Spencer W Kimball
For every human illness, somewhere in the world there exists a plant which is the cure. Rudolf Steiner
Chronic disease is a foodborne illness. We ate our way into this mess, and we must eat our way out. Mark Hyman
The easiest time to cure an illness is before it is accepted as a part of the self-image. Jane Roberts
Sickness is the first warning that we have made a wrong judgement. A healthy person is never unhappy. George Ohsawa
The secret of learning to be sick is this: Illness doesn't make you less of what you were. You are still you. Tony Snow
To heal illness, begin by restoring balance. Caroline Myss
Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. 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 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
Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker... anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt. Frank Bruno
Illness sets the mind free sometimes to roam and surmise. Alice B. Toklas
Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it. Siri Hustvedt
Illness can make us behave in the most surprising ways. Susan Minot
The essence of illness is the freezing of behavior into unalterable and insatiable patterns. Lawrence S. Kubie
Recovery from illness often seems like beginning life all over again. Cornelia Meigs
Think about it: Heart disease and diabetes, which account for more deaths in the U.S. and worldwide than everything else combined, are completely preventable by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. Without drugs or surgery. Dean Ornish
What worse illness can there be than acute conventionality. You should pray every night that you don't wake up with it. George Weinberg
Most illness is just stress from not living in harmony. Bruce H. Lipton
Illness is a clumsy attempt to arrive at health: we must come to nature's aid with intellect. Friedrich Nietzsche
Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character. Rick Warren
Mental illness leaves a huge legacy, not just for the person suffering it but for those around them. Lysette Anthony
Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it's still an illness, and there should be no distinction. Michelle Obama
Even if you have a terminal disease, you don't have to sit down and mope. Enjoy life and challenge the illness that you have. Nelson Mandela
Any other illness, any other disease that we're faced with, there's sympathy and understanding. We get help for those. With mental illness, our go-to is to categorize them as, 'Oh, they're crazy,' to belittle the problem. Chris Wood
Sickness is felt, but health not at all. Thomas Fuller
Every illness is an opportunity for compassionate revelations. Judith Orloff
Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws. Charles Simmons
Sickness is a sort of early old age; it teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state. Alexander Pope
Even sickness becomes an experience that we pass through in happiness because our happiness is not dependent upon how our body feels, but how our spirit feels. Frederick Lenz
Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey. Marcel Proust
Illness is merely the bitter, which a wise Providence mingles in the cup of life. James Holman
Illness is often a sign that you need to make an adjustment in your life path. Christiane Northrup
All illnesses have some heredity contribution. It's been said that genetics loads the gun and environment pulls the trigger. Francis Collins
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 number one root of all illness, as we know, is stress. Marianne Williamson
It is in sickness that we most feel the need of that sympathy which shows how much we are dependent upon one another for our comfort, and even necessities. Thus disease, opening our eyes to the realities of life, is an indirect blessing. Hosea Ballou
Illness isn't the only thing that spoils the appetite. Ivan Turgenev
Love is the kind of illness that does not spare the intelligent or the dull. Albert Camus
There is no illness that is not exacerbated by stress. Allan Lokos
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. Anais Nin
If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick Ben Jonson
If a person can turn from predicting illness to anticipating recovery, the foundation for cure is laid. Bernie Siegel
You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die. Cicely Saunders
I didn't want to do a zoo show. I didn't want to do a study of someone with mental illness. I just wanted to show someone who was trying to live their life. Daniel Craig
Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw. Fran Lebowitz
I assume that to prevent illness in later life, you should never have been born at all. George Bernard Shaw
The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine. Hippocrates
Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it's giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you'd be amazed over the course of 10 years, the strides you've taken. Hoda Kotb
People are always selling the idea that people with mental illness are suffering. I think madness can be an escape. If things are not so good, you maybe want to imagine something better. John Forbes Nash
People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness. John Wanamaker
Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath. Every moment is the guru. Joko Beck
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it. Jonathan Davis
Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy. Karl Kraus
Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody's going down. Lance Armstrong.
A man's illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he loves you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy. Lauren Bacall
We have much to be judged on when he comes, slums and battlefields and insane asylums, but these are the symptoms of our illness and the result of our failures in love. Madeleine L'Engle
People get really irritated by mental illness. Maria Bamford
Each patient carries his own doctor inside him. Norman Cousins
We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage and indeed perhaps more. Pearl S. Buck
Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when. Philip Roth
Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. Richard Carlson
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you. Rita Mae Brown
If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else. Simone Weil
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
Money is a result, wealth is a result, health is a result, illness is a result, your weight is a result. We live in a world of cause and effect. T. Harv Eker
Mental illness, of course, is not literally a "thing" - or physical object - and hence it can "exist" only in the same sort of way in which other theoretical concepts exist. Thomas Szasz
The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart. Vladimir Lenin