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On health

   The best physicians are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman. 

   There are no riches above a sound body, and no joy above the 
   joy of heart. 

   The surest guide to health, say what they will, 
       is never to suppose that we shall be ill;  
   Most of those evils we poor mortals know, 
       from doctors and imagination flow.


   Guard good health from heat, and cold, and wet and sudden 
   changes;  A little care, a little sense, shall save thee bitter 
   trouble;  It is no petty moral to preserve thy body's health.

                                                M. Tupper

   A sound mind in a sound body is the blessedness of creatures; 
   So spake the wise of old, and we cannot mend their wisdom. 

   Half the spiritual difficulties that men and women suffer arise 
   from a morbid state of health. 

                                              H. W. Beecher

   Without health life is not life;  it is only  a state of 
   languor and suffering -- an image of death. 


   Take care of your health;  you have no right to neglect it, and 
   thus become a burden to yourself, and perhaps to others. 
                                                    W. Hall

   Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, 
   which fade and are tasteless without it. 

                                            Sir W. Temple

   Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in 
   exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, 
   simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are 
   necessary branches of the regimen of health. 

                                          Lydia H. Sigourney

   Wet feet are some of the most effective agents death has in the 
   field.  It has peopled more graves than all the gory engines of 
   war.  Those who neglect to keep their feet dry are suicides. 


   If men gave three times as much attention as they now do to 
   ventilation, ablution, and exercise in open air, and only one 
   third as much to eating, luxury, and late hours, the number of 
   doctors, dentists, and apothecaries, and the amount of 
   neuralgia, dyspepsia, gout, fever, and consumption, would be 
   decreased in a corresponding ratio. 

   Never hurry; take plenty of exercise; always be cheerful, and 
   take all the sleep you need, and you may expect to be well.

                                            J. F. Clarke

   There is this difference between the two temporal blessings -- 
   health and money;  money is the most envied, but the least 
   enjoyed;  health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied;  
   and this superiority of the later is still more obvious when we 
   reflect that the poorest man would not part with health for 
   money, but the richest would gladly part with all his money for 

   To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for 
   keeping a sound mind in a sound body. 


   The ingredients of good health and long life are great 
   temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care. 

                                          Sir P. Sidney

   The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and 
   abstinence, to live as if he were poor. 

                                            Sir W. Temple

   Anguish of the mind has driven thousands to suicide;  anguish 
   of body, none.  This proves that the health of the mind is of 
   far more consequence to our happiness than the health of the 
   body, although both are deserving of much more attention than 
   either receives. 


   Health is the greatest of all possessions;  a pale cobbler is 
   better than a sick king. 

   Regimen is better than physic.  Every one should be his own 
   physician.  We ought to assist, and not to force nature.  Eat 
   with moderation what agrees with your constitution.  Nothing is 
   good for the body but what we can digest.  What medicine can 
   produce digestion?  Exercise.  What will recruit strength?  
   Sleep.  What will alleviate incurable evils?  Patience.


   Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value 
   it next to a good conscience; for health is the second 
   blessing that we mortals are capable of -- a blessing that 
   money cannot buy; therefore value it and be thankful for it. 

                                               Izaak Walton

   Seldom shall we see in cities, courts, and rich families, where 
   men live plentifully, and eat and drink freely, that perfect 
   health and athletic soundness and vigor of constitution which 
   are commonly seen in the country, where nature is the cook, and 
   necessity the caterer, and where they have no other doctor but 
   the sun and fresh air. 


   Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's 

   Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. 


   If you want to know if your brain is flabby feel of your legs. 

                                             Bruce Barton

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