Nothing is more fatal to health than an over care of it - Benjamin Franklin

Top 25 Healthcare Quotes from the last 3 Millenia

Pointing out the importance of caring for your own health is not just a recent development. Health has been a major topic of debate everywhere in the world for centuries. Healthcare has a big agenda.

Ancient philosophers, Roman emperors, rulers, and influential people from mighty countries throughout history have all emphasized the significance of health and healthcare as a foundation stone for the well being of a state.

These quotes about health and its care are sorted in chronological order by the birth year of the author, starting with the most ancient advice.

If you seek inspiration and motivation, you will surely find some in the following collection of quotes. Enjoy and share!

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


(ca.563 – 483 BC, founder of Buddhism)

Health Quote: Health is real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver – Mahatma Gandhi

The secret of health
for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past,
nor to worry about the future,
but to live the present moment
wisely and earnestly.


(ca.563 – 483 BC, founder of Buddhism)

In a disordered mind,
as in a disordered body,
soundness of health is impossible.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

(106 – 43 BC, Roman philosopher and political theorist

Medicine to produce health
must examine disease;
and music,
to create harmony
must investigate discord.


(ca.46 – 120 AD, Greek historian, biographer, and essayist)

We should manage our fortunes
as we do our health.
Enjoy it when good,
be patient when it is bad,
and never apply violent remedies
except in an extreme necessity.

François VI,
Duc de La Rochefoucauld,
Prince de Marcillac

(1613 – 1680, noted French author of maxims and memoirs)

And he
that will this health deny,
down among the dead men let him lie.

John Dyer

(1699 – 1757, painter and Welsh poet
who turned clergyman of the Church of England)

Nothing is more fatal to health
than an over care of it.

Benjamin Franklin

(1706 – 1790, polymath, politician, and scientist)

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