Health is one of the universal concerns that binds humanity together as a species. In ancient times, humans came up with supernatural explanations for disease and death, but you may be surprised to learn that all the way back in the 6th century B.C. the Greeks were already breaking from superstition and talking about health as a science.
Despite all the medical advances of the last century, the question of health is as relevant today as it was back then.
Modern life makes it very easy for us to live unhealthy lives. If we’re not active in taking control of our health, we’re likely to end up overweight, unhealthy, and unhappy. So here are 10 inspirational quotes to motivate you as you strive to be the healthiest you that you can be.
“The first wealth is health.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” - Thomas Carlyle
“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” - Buddha
“The health you enjoy is largely your choice.” - Abraham Lincoln
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” - Benjamin Franklin
“The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.” - Arthur Schopenhauer
“Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.” - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.” - George Bernard Shaw
“You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself. Or you can look in the mirror and think, ‘I feel good, I have my health, and I’m so blessed.’” - Isla Fisher
Fashions come and go, but good health is a treasure to keep.” - Ammy Virk