Surgeons can cut out everything except cause.
Herbert M Shelton
It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet
Did you ever see the customers in health-food stores? They are pale, skinny people who look half-dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They’re dying, of course, but they look terrific.
The most poetical thing in the world is not being sick.
Hypochondria is the only disease I haven’t got.
A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time—pills or stairs.
I used to jog, but it’s bad for the knees. Too much beta carotene makes you orange; too much calcium gives you kidney stones. Health kills.
You may tend to get cancer from the thing that makes you want to smoke so much, not from the smoking itself.
A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
Your body hears everything your mind says.
Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance.
I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
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(This story appears in the 17 October, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)