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Thoughts: Healthy mind and healthy body can bring about a positive change

Published: Oct 9, 2014 06:35:07 AM IST
Updated: Oct 9, 2014 08:45:35 AM IST
Thoughts: Healthy mind and healthy body can bring about a positive change
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Surgeons can cut out everything except cause.
Herbert M Shelton

It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet
Margaret Mead

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.
Bill Cosby

The most poetical thing in the world is not being sick.
GK Chesterton

Hypochondria is the only disease I haven’t got.
Anonymous

A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time—pills or stairs.
Joan Welsh

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.
Margaret Atwood

You may tend to get cancer from the thing that makes you want to smoke so much, not from the smoking itself.
William Saroyan

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
AA Milne

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

Your body hears everything your mind says.
Naomi Judd

Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance.
Plato

I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
Johnny Carson

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(This story appears in the 17 October, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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