Illness Quotes and Sayings

Diseases come a horseback, and return on foot.
– French proverb

If I had my way I’d make health catching instead of disease.
– Robert Ingersoll

He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
– Redd Foxx

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.

Simply put, I believe suffering is compatible with God

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


Health is a good thing; but sickness is far better, if it leads us to God.
– J. C. Ryle

Are there not many whose spiritual life is endangered by their physical condition-many who fall because of their physical weakness-many who cannot work actively for God because of the bondage of illness?
– Watchman Nee

Sickness is felt, but health not at all.
Thomas Fuller

To array a man’s will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
Henry Ward Beecher

I venture to say that the greatest earthly blessing that God can give to any of us is health, with the exception of sickness. Sickness has frequently been of more use to the saints of God than health has.
– Charles Spurgeon

Mental illness leaves a huge legacy, not just for the person suffering it but for those around them.
– Lysette Anthony

The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart

Health is not valued till sickness comes.
Thomas Fuller


Those who think they have not time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.
– Edward Stanley

Illness is a message from your body – listen to it carefully.

Submitted by: harry on July 27, 2011

If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.
– Eubie Blake

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