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Quotations about Natural Health and Healing

This is a collection of wisdom from the ages on the subject of natural health and healing.

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. - Thomas Edison

A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man - he must view the man in his world. - Harvey Cushing

Drugs are not always necessary. Belief in recovery always is. - Norman Cousins

It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to get one single remedy. - Chinese Proverb

The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend. - Benjamin Disraeli

So many come to the sickroom thinking of themselves as men of science fighting disease and not as healers with a little knowledge helping nature to get a sick man well. - Auckland Geddes, The Practitioner

The public blabbers about preventative medicine, but will neither appreciate nor pay for it. You get paid for what you cure. - Martin H. Fischer

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. - Siddartha Guatama Buddha

Before thirty, men seek disease; after thirty, disease seeks men. - Chinese Proverb

The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary. - Elbert Hubbard

We must turn to nature itself, to the observations of the body in health and in disease to learn the truth. - Hippocrates

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them. - Sylvia Plath

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. - Voltaire

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. - Richard Carlson

Stress is poison. - Agavé Powers

A superior doctor prevents sickness; a mediocre doc attends to impending sickness; an inferior doc treats actual sickness. - Chinese Proverb

Sleep is a healing balm for every ill. - Menander

Health, the greatest of all we count as blessings. - Ariphron

You pray for good health and a body that will be strong in old age. Good -- but your rich foods block the gods' answer and tie Jupiter's hands. - Persius

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses. - Hippocrates

Body and soul cannot be separated for purposes of treatment, for they are one and indivisible. Sick minds must be healed as well as sick bodies. - C. Jeff Miller

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science. - Martin H. Fischer

It is a wise mans part, rather to avoid sickness, than to wishe for medicines. - Thomas More, Utopia

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