Quotes About Diabetes

Quotes – Wisdom Affecting Your Overcoming Diabetes

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This is a collection of quotes with a subtle connection to what you and I are working on, overcoming our diabetes….

Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.
Albert Einstien

The Definition Of Insanity is Doing The Same Thing Over And Over Again And Expecting Different Results…
Ben Franklin

“With money in you pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too.”
-Yiddish Proverb

I think there are so many people who have developed health problems because of the bad advice they’ve gotten from government authorities and the medical establishment.
Dr. Paul Jaminet,
Author of The Perfect Diet

Health is Very Cheap and Readily Available, but it is not Commercially as Viable as Illness.
Dr. Art Ayers,
Biomedical Researcher

He’s the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Erma Bombeck (b.1927)

Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you.
Chekhov(1860-1904)

A doctor can always bury his mistakes. An architect can only advise his client to plant ivy.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Disease does not occur unexpectedly, it is the result of constant violation of Nature’s laws. Spreading and accumulation of such violations transpire suddenly in the form of a disease – but it only seems sudden.
Hippocrates

Let food be your medicine, and medicine your food.
Hippocrates

What we already know is a great hinderance in discovering the unknown.
Clude Bernard, French Physiologist (1813-1878)

Let us first understand the facts, and then we may seak the cause.
-Aristotle.

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air and exercise.
Thomas Edison

Diabetes is caused by melancholy.
Thomas Willis (1621 – 1673)

Most men die of their remedies, not of their illnesses.
– Moliere

In all the controversies over what the causes of diversities might be, no one seem to have paid much attention to the factor in the environment that has the most obvious effect on any organism: food.
– Michael Crawford & David Marsh, The Driving Force: Food in Evolution and the Future

We chat together; he gives me prescriptions; I never follow them so I get well.
– Molière

Health is a precious thing, and the only one, in truth, which deserves that we employ in its pursuit not only time, sweat trouble and wordly goods, but even life….

As far as I am concerned, no road that would lead us to health is either arduous or expensive.
Michel de Montaigne

Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound.
– Latin Proverb

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
– Henry David Thoreau

The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
– Herbert Spencer

Most over-the-counter and almost all prescribed drug treatments merely mask symptoms or control health problems or in some way alter the way organs or systems such as the circulatory system work.

Drugs almost never deal with the reasons why these problems exist, while they frequently create new health problems as side effects of their activities.
– John R. Lee, M.D.

“Tis not knowing much, but what is useful, that makes a wise man.”
Thomas Fuller

Common sense is in medicine the master workman.
Peter Latham

Symptoms, then, are in reality nothing but a cry from suffering organs.
– Jean-Martin Charcot

There are some remedies worse than the disease.
– Publilius Syrus

Body: A thing of shreds and patches, borrowed unequally from good and bad ancestors and a misfit from the start.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most diseases are the result of medication which has been prescribed to relieve and take away a beneficiant and warning symptom on the part of Nature.
– Elbert Hubbard

Health and intellect are the two blessings of life.
– Menander

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
– George William Curtis

Nature, time and patience are three great physicians.
– H.G. Bohn

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
– Henry Miller

Time is the great physician.
– Benjamin Disraeli

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
– Arabian Proverb

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
Spanish Proverb

Better to hunt in fields for health unbought
Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught.
The wise for cure on exercise me depend;
God never made his work for man to mend.

John Dryden

I am dying with the help of too many physicians.
Alexander the Great

God heals, and the doctor takes the fee.
Benjamin Franklin

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.
– Mark Twain

Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body.
– Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Quit worrying about your health. It’ll go away.
Robert Orben

America’s health care system is second only to Japan … Canada, Sweden, Great Britain … well, all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky stars we don’t live in Paraguay!
– Homer Simpson

Our doctor would never really operate unless it was necessary. He was just that way. If he didn’t need the money, he wouldn’t lay a hand on you.
Herb Shriner

Heredity is nothing but stored environment.
Luther Burbank

Physicians of the Utmost Fame
Were called at once, but when they came
They answered, as they took their fees,
‘There is no cure for this disease.’

Hilare Belloc

Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.

Water, air and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopeia.
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Since the human body tends to move in the direction of its expectations–plus or minus—it is important to know that attitudes of confidence and determination are no less a part of the treatment program than medical and science technology.
Norman Cousin

Doctors give drugs of which they know little, into bodies, of which they know less, for diseases of which they know nothing at all.
– Voltaire

…the estimated total number of iatrogenic deaths—that is, deaths induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures— in the US annually is 783,936…….while 553,251 died of cancer.

– Gary Null, et al., Death by Medicine

Medicine being a compendium of the successive and contradictory mistakes of medical practitioners, when we summon the wisest of them to our aid, the chances are that we may be relying on a scientific truth the error of which will be recognized in a few years’ time.
– Marcel Proust.

he secret of perfect health lies in keeping the mind always cheerful – never worried, never hurried, never borne down by any fear, thought or anxiety.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
Albert Einstein

The best activities for your health are pumping and humping.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Buddha

To safeguard one’s health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.
François de la Rochefoucauld (1630)

Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn’t organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.
Ivan Illich

I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.
Ernest Hemingway

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
Norman Cousins

“Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way.”
Oprah Winfrey

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease
Buddha

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
Thomas Jefferson

To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.
Seneca (Roman philosopher),

Fond of doctors, little health, Fond of lawyers, little wealth.
Proverb

Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind.
Mary Baker Eddy

There is no curing a sick man who believes himself in health.
Henri Frederic Amiel quote

Cynicism is humor in ill health.
H. G. Wells

Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end…the faster it goes.
Andy Rooney

Thousands upon thousands of persons have studied disease. Almost no one has studied health.
Adelle Davis

Better to hunt in fields for health unbought than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. The wise for cure on exercise depend;
John Dryden (1649)

Your lifestyle – how you live, eat, emote, and think – determines your health. To prevent disease, you may have to change how you live.
Brian Carter

Doctors and undertakers/ Fear epidemics of good health.

Gerald Barzan

I also knew that, although infinitely slower, the only real path to personal health and happiness was through my own slow and painful understanding.
Dirk Benedict

If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

“Health is worth more than learning.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Health is not valued till sickness comes.”
Dr. Thomas Fuller

“Laughter is the most healthful exertion.”
Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland

“Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.”
Robin Norwood

“As I see it every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.”
Adelle Davis

“It is amazing how much crisper the general experience of life becomes when your body is given a chance to develop a little strength.”
Frank Duff

“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 in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Buddha

“Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.”
Marcus Valerius Martial

“Happiness lies, first of all, in health.”
George William Curtis

“I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more.”
Henry Ward Beecher

“The body can be a source of wealth train it right for your health.”
Jerry Brundies, from HEALTH OF THE MIND

“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.”
Arabian Proverb

“Health and intellect are the two blessings of life.”
Menander

“Nature, time and patience are three great physicians.”
H.G. Bohn

“Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.”
Christian D. Larsen, from THE OPTIMIST CREED

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.”
Charles Caleb Colton

“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 remedies.”
Leo Tolstoy

“The golf balls are the important things–your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.”
Author Unknown, from The Professor and the Jar

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”
Doug Larson

“A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison.”
Francis Bacon

“Common sense is in medicine the master workman.”
Peter Latham

“May you live as long as you are fit to live, but no longer, or, may you rather die before you cease to be fit to live than after!”
Philip Dormer Stanhope

“There are some remedies worse than the disease.”
Publilius Syrus

“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.”
Izaak Walton

“Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;… and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.”
James H. West

“He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.”
Chinese Proverb

“Know, then, whatever cheerful and serene supports the mind supports the body too.”
John Armstrong

“Money can buy a tonic, but not health.”
M. K. Soni

“One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have to to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick.”
Rabbi Harold Kushner

“If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.”
Elbert Hubbard

“The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones.”
Peter McWilliams

“Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.”
George Carlin, from How To Stay Young

“Good friends are good for your health.”
Irwin Sarason

“If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
Leon Eldred

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a mis print.”
Mark Twain

“The most important things in life are your friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude towards life.”
Author Unknown, from How Poor Are We

“Sickness comes on horseback, but goes away on foot.”
William C. Hazlitt

“It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hard put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction.”
Henry Ward Beecher

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.”
Billy Graham

“I find medicine is the best of all trades because whether you do any good or not you still get your money.”
Moliere: “A Physician in Spite of Himself,” 1664

“For every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect.”
— Carl C. Pfeiffer, M.D., Ph.D.

“This guy’s doctor told him he had six months to live. The guy said he couldn’t pay his bill. The doctor gave him another six months.”
Henny Youngman

“We’re all ignorant, just on different subjects.”
Will Rogers

“Health is the fastest growing failing business in western civilization.”
Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D.

“In the end, doctors will have more lives to answer for than even we generals.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

“I read a book about the evils of drinking, so I gave up reading.”
Henny Youngman

“I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.”
Benjamin Franklin

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
La Rochefoucaud

“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship…To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic…, and have no place in a republic…The Constitution of this Republic should make special provisions for medical freedom as well as religious freedom.”
Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of Declaration of Independence; member, Continental Congress; B.S. Princeton U.



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