Quotes and Sayings about Disease



"I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He's from England, he's angry and he's got Mad Power Disease."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Power, Disease, England)

"Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Virtue, Public)

"For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Happiness, Heart, Burden, Disease, Hatred, Poison, Sorrow)

"For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Trust, Disease, Friends, Tyranny)

"Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?"
- Aeschylus
(Related: Doctors, Words)

"I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Disease, Hate, Treachery)

"Words are the physicians of a mind diseased."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Mind, Physicians, Words)

"The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a fascination for exotic far off places; I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Health, Career, Problems, World)

"New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Life, Cancer, Drugs, Fight, Medicine, Promise, Research)

"A more effective international disease surveillance system is essential for global security both against a bioterrorist attack or a naturally occurring disease."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Disease, Security)

"I am very proud to be a part of the Livestrong Foundation. I am maybe only a member but I give everything I can to be sure that people understand that cancer is a disease for everybody - not only in France, in Europe, in Asia, it is all over the world. We must fight together, we must make something to fight the cancer, we must Livestrong."
- Greg Akcelrod
(Related: People, Cancer, Disease, Europe, Fight, France, World)

"We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: People, Democracy, Disease, Fight, Freedom, Poverty, Terrorism, Will, World)

"Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease, and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot iron if they did not desist from their vices."
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Related: Disease, Fathers, Vices)

"Perhaps more than any other disease before or since, syphilis in early modern Europe provoked the kind of widespread moral panic that AIDS revived when it struck America in the 1980s."
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Related: America, Disease, Europe)

"Was this an old disease, and, if so, which one? If it was new, what did that say about the state of medical knowledge? And in any case, how could physicians make sense of it?"
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Related: Medical, Knowledge, Disease, Old, Physicians, Sense, State)

"Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Promise, Research)

"I've always been very involved in anything that had to do with lung disease or cancer."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Cancer, Disease)

"I've been working with the National Lung Health Education Program to raise awareness about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Education, Health, Awareness, Disease)

"Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Fear, Disease, Logic, Man)

"In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Education, Sex, America, Culture, Disease, Fact, Folk)

"Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague."
- John Armstrong
(Related: Music, Grief, Joy, Pain, Poison)

"The remedy is worse than the disease."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Disease)

"Land bridges were everywhere during the extinction, many species were spreading, and there were many diseases."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Land)

"Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, Americans, Disease, Fact, Homosexuality, Journey)

"Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Nature, Disease)

"When are we going to say cancer is cured? I'm not sure when that will happen, if that will happen because cancer is a very slippery disease and it involves a vast number of cells in the body and those cells are continually mutating."
- David Baltimore
(Related: Body, Cancer, Disease, Will)

"Vertigo, it was thought at the time, could only be caused by a disease of the cerebellum. He observed this kind of patient for years and saw absolutely no symptoms of brain disease."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Time, Thought, Disease, Vertigo, Years)

"Anti-Semitism has no historical, political and certainly no philosophical origins. Anti-Semitism is a disease."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Disease)

"Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Experience, Failure, Disease, End, Result)

"Individuals with kidney disease who are able to obtain treatment early experience a higher quality of life and are able to maintain more of their day-to-day activities, including keeping their jobs."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Experience, Life, Quality, Day, Disease, Jobs, Treatment)

"At times in my life, I have been utterly lonely. At other times, I've had disgusting infectious diseases. Try admitting these things in our culture."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Life, Culture, Lonely)

"Paradoxically, no such embargo exists for the drugs and therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of serious diseases although many of them were created with the same technologies."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Drugs, Treatment)

"It's no fun to have HIV even though it's viewed as a chronic, controllable disease. It means being wedded to the health system."
- Phil Berger
(Related: Health, Being, Disease, Fun)

"It's just a bunch of songs. I'm not trying to cure any major disease."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Cure, Disease, Songs, Trying)

"This is my home. Home is where the disease is. As long as I stay in America, I'll never run out of subjects for songs."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Home, America, Disease, Songs)

"We know that so many of the conditions and diseases that we associate with ageing can often be prevented or in fact their onset delayed if we just took preventative steps earlier in our lives."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Ageing, Fact)

"The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Civilization, Disease, Distrust, Nations)

"The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Development, Act, African, End, Fight, Order, states)

"The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this."
- Bono
(Related: Disease, Extreme, Eye, Fact, First, Ocean, Poverty)

"The Internet's kinda in danger of getting heart disease pretty soon, I think. Arteries are getting clogged."
- Sean Booth
(Related: Heart, Danger, Disease, Internet, Pretty)

"My father invented a cure for which there was no disease and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it."
- Victor Borge
(Related: Mother, Father, Cure, Disease)

"Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Gods, Catastrophes, Despair, Spirits, Supernatural)

"Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Light, Publicity)

"Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Society, Congress, Disability, Disease, Limitations, Myths)

"I can't change the past, and I don't think I would. I don't expect to be understood. I like what I've written, the stories and two novels. If I had to give up what I've written in order to be clear of this disease, I wouldn't do it."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Change, Disease, Order, Past)

"God is an immensity, while this disease, this death, which is in me, this small, tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real, without miracle - or instruction."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: God, Death, Disease)

"Death is the cure for all diseases."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Death, Cure)

"We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Death, Cure, Labor)

"The burden of disease falls on the poor."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Burden, Disease, Poor)

"This double burden of disease is rapidly putting a serious brake on the development efforts of many countries."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Development, Burden, Countries, Disease)

"We are also in the process of defining how best to work together with food and other companies to address diet and physical activity factors in order to prevent chronic diseases."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Diet, Food, Work, Order)

"Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, as the longevity of the male population increases, the disease will assume increasing importance in men."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Men, Women, Disease, Importance, Longevity, Population, Will)

"Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Alcohol, Risk, Smoking)

"Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Death, Women, Cause, Leading)

"I have seen this happen in recent years with regard to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, where, working together, we are improving access to medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases in the poorest countries."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Countries, Years)

"Since the reduction of risk factors is the scientific basis for primary prevention, the World Health Organization promotes the development of an integrated strategy for prevention of several diseases, rather than focusing on individual ones."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Health, Strategy, Development, Prevention, Risk, World)

"Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Love, Disease, Mind, Possessions)

"On January 1, 2006, Medicare will begin to offer a prescription drug benefit, and for the first time, it will place an emphasis on preventive care and early treatment of disease."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Time, Care, Disease, First, Treatment, Will)

"The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray."
- David Byrne
(Related: Death, Disease, Glamour, Horror, Smoking, Sophistication)

"Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism; the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young."
- Henry S. Canby
(Related: Arrogance)

"National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month is celebrated each May, and becomes a chance for our Nation to become more familiar with the effects of this disease, and about the preventable steps that we can take to deal with it."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Awareness, Chance, Disease, May, Nation, Prevention)

"I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer's disease where they slowly began to recover other people's lost memories."
- George Carlin
(Related: People, Disease, Memories, Old)

"Cancer is a disease where the patient can contribute a great deal of help himself if he or she can retain their morale and their hopes."
- George Carman
(Related: Cancer, Disease, Help)

"Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Aggression, Disease)

"My daughter, when she was a week old, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. For the past thirteen years, she's had four major heart surgeries. She's a candidate for - and must have - heart replacement surgery in order to have a long life."
- Nick Cassavetes
(Related: Life, Daughter, Heart, Disease, Old, Order, Past, Years)

"Virtue consisted in avoiding scandal and venereal disease."
- Robert Cecil
(Related: Virtue, Disease, Scandal)

"There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy."
- Chanakya
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Contentment, Covetousness, Disease, Mercy, Mind)

"When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Disease, Remedies)

"Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: God, Animals, Being, Disease, Man)

"Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Disease, Temperament)

"When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease - of joy that kills."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Heart, Disease, Doctors, Joy)

"Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Society, Disaster, Disease)

"God - a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: God, Disease)

"No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Being, Disease)

"And almost every one, when age, Disease, or sorrows strike him, Inclines to think there is a God, Or something very like him."
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Related: God, Age, Disease)

"I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety, loneliness."
- Tom Cochrane
(Related: Anxiety, Disease, Loneliness)

"Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we're currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity."
- Charles Colson
(Related: People, Children, Day, Gifts, Humanity)

"No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Health, Company, Disease, Vices)

"When the patient loves his disease, how unwilling he is to allow a remedy to be applied."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Disease)

"Loneliness seems to have become the great American disease."
- John Corry
(Related: American, Disease, Loneliness)

"Life is an incurable disease."
- Abraham Cowley
(Related: Life, Disease)

"I really connect with those moments of doing missionary work down there and just seeing the people that are dying from disease and hunger and malnutrition."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Work, People, Disease, Dying, Hunger, Moments)

"Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Health, Neighbors)

"In all Diseases strengthen the part of the Body afflicted."
- Nicholas Culpeper
(Related: Body)

"It's silly to keep people alive who have a terrible disease."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: People, Disease, Silly)

"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
(Related: Man, World)

"In these days when science is clearly in the saddle and when our knowledge of disease is advancing at a breathless pace, we are apt to forget that not all can ride and that he also serves who waits and who applies what the horseman discovers."
- Harvey Cushing
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Disease, Forget)

"Every citizen who stops smoking, or loses a few pounds, or starts managing his chronic disease with real diligence, is caulking a crack for the benefit of us all."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Diligence, Disease, Smoking)

"Alcoholism is a genetically predisposed disease and it does run in my family. I also think I felt like a misfit. I was in the South, everybody was blonde. I just didn't feel like I fitted in. It was sort of my way of fitting."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Family, Disease)

"Cord blood stem cell units have been shown to be a suitable alternative to adult bone marrow for the treatment of many diseases, including sickle cell anemia."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Blood, Treatment)

"Using adult stem cells drawn from bone marrow and umbilical cord blood system cells, scientists have discovered new treatments for scores of diseases and conditions such as Parkinson's disease, juvenile diabetes, and spinal cord injuries."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Blood, Disease, Scientists)

"Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, brain and spinal cord disorders, diabetes, cancer, at least 58 diseases could potentially be cured through stem cell research, diseases that touch every family in America and in the world."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Family, America, Cancer, Research, World)

"Infectious diseases introduced with Europeans, like smallpox and measles, spread from one Indian tribe to another, far in advance of Europeans themselves, and killed an estimated 95% of the New World's Indian population."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Population, World)

"It's striking that Native Americans evolved no devastating epidemic diseases to give to Europeans, in return for the many devastating epidemic diseases that Indians received from the Old World."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Americans, Native Americans, Old, World)

"Measles and TB evolved from diseases of our cattle, influenza from a disease of pigs, and smallpox possibly from a disease of camels. The Americas had very few native domesticated animal species from which humans could acquire such diseases."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Disease)

"I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Age, Love, People, Day, Disease, Feeling, Want, World)

"The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Age, People, Day, Disease, Feeling)

"Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment."
- Philip K. Dick
(Related: Car, Decision, Disease, Error, Judgment)

"I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease."
- John Donne
(Related: Diligence, Disease)

"Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Performance, Free speech, May, Today, Yesterday)

"In Wisconsin, We're at the forefront of research that might one day bring cures for diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers, and we must seize its great potential."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Day, Potential, Research)

"I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Family, Politics, Life, Conscience, Cure, Disease, Suffering)

"In the beginning, when I first found out I had a disease that was incurable, emotionally I had to get used to the idea of being sick before I could think about making any other major decisions in my life."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: Life, Idea, Beginning, Being, Decisions, Disease, First)

"Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Experience, Fear, Body, Disease, Mind)

"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Disease, Mankind, Nationalism)

"We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Folk, Hesitation)

"All diseases run into one, old age."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Age, Old)

"Scientists have stated that embryonic stem cells provide the best opportunity for devising unique treatments of these serious diseases since, unlike adult stem cells, they may be induced to develop into any type of cell."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Opportunity, May, Scientists)

"Adult stem cells are also problematic, as they are difficult to identify, purify and grow, and simply may not exist for certain diseased tissues that need to be replaced."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: May)

"The tourist transports his own values and demands to his destinations and implants them like an infectious disease, decimating whatever values existed before."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Values, Disease)

"The terrible, diabolic thing with this disease is that you are always looking behind your shoulder every couple months with the most recent checkup to see whether there is any sign of it, and I thank God to say at this point there is not."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: God, Disease, Months)

"When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do is to put it to a violent death; I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion."
- George Etherege
(Related: Love, Death, Passion)

"Impudence is the worst of all human diseases."
- Euripides
"I certainly feel that the time is not far distant when a knowledge of the principles of diet will be an essential part of one's education. Then mankind will eat to live, be able to do better mental and physical work and disease will be less frequent."
- Fannie Farmer
(Related: Diet, Time, Work, Education, Knowledge, Disease, Mankind, Principles, Will)

"So I can't show you how, exactly, health care is a basic human right. But what I can argue is that no one should have to die of a disease that is treatable."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Health, Care, Disease, Right)

"At the same time, it is obvious that clinicians in Haiti are faced with different, and, in fact, greater, challenges when attempting to treat complications of HIV disease."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Time, Disease, Fact, Obvious)

"It is my hope that the number of stem cell lines available for federally-funded research will be expanded so that the government can continue to participate in this vital research and provide hope to the millions of Americans with diseases that might be cured."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Government, Hope, Americans, Research, Will)

"There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you 'play' with them!"
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Computers, Work, Disease, Trouble)

"I burned out on AIDS and did no AIDS work for a couple of years. I was so angry that people were still getting this disease that nobody can give you - you have to go out and get it!"
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Work, People, Disease, Years)

"Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Medical, Science, Time, Progress, Cure, Disease, Prevention, Treatment)

"The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Work, Disease, Egotism)

"Life - and I don't suppose I'm the first to make this comparison - is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Life, First)

"I have a disease, but I also have a lot of other things."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Disease)

"With this disease it is so easy to throw in the towel, and that is the worst thing we can do."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Disease)

"I think eventually they're going to find out that MS is like 10 different things. I have a neurological disease something like MS, and it's MS, so let's take medicine for it."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Disease, Medicine)

"I had to accept that I was an alcoholic, that was the main thing. I think you've got to. But I try not say that I'm an alcoholic. I prefer to say that it's a disease I've got."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Disease)

"Acting is not that far from mental disease: An actor works on splitting his character into others. It is like a kind of schizophrenia."
- Vittorio Gassman
(Related: Character, Acting, Actor)

"Our meaning is to make our little planet Earth a better place to live, to stop wars, disarm nuclear missiles, to stop diseases, AIDS, plague, cancer and to stop pollution."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Cancer, Earth, Meaning, Pollution)

"The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Work, Disease, Egotism)

"I'm involved in Project ALS which is trying to get money for stem cell research. That's one I've been pretty involved with because if you can cure that, you can cure so many other diseases."
- Gina Gershon
(Related: Money, Cure, Pretty, Project, Research, Trying)

"The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the would."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Conscience, Countries, Disease, Evil, Physicians, Practice)

"Childhood is a disease - a sickness that you grow out of."
- William Golding
(Related: Childhood, Disease, Sickness)

"Many a trace, and many a germ of this infantile disease, to which without a doubt, I also am a victim, has been chased away by your brochure, or will yet be eradicated by it."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Disease, Doubt, Will)

"Misery is a communicable disease."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Disease, Misery)

"From the very commencement the student should set out to witness the progress and effects of sickness and ought to persevere in the daily observation of disease during the whole period of his studies."
- Robert James Graves
(Related: Progress, Disease, Observation, Sickness)

"Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy."
- Wayne Gretzky
(Related: Happiness, Success, Procrastination)

"Disease is a vital expression of the human organism."
- Georg Groddeck
(Related: Disease, Expression)

"Fighting terrorism is not unlike fighting a deadly cancer. It can't be treated just where it's visible - every diseased cell in the body must be destroyed."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Body, Cancer, Fighting, Terrorism)

"Being an only child is a disease in itself."
- G. Stanley Hall
(Related: Being, Disease)

"Civilization is so hard on the body that some have called it a disease, despite the arts that keep puny bodies alive to a greater average age, and our greater protection from contagious and germ diseases."
- G. Stanley Hall
(Related: Age, Civilization, Body, Disease, Protection)

"I'm never getting too lonely because it's the kind of disease where you might sit in front of the TV with three bags of biscuits, rather than communicate with the world."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Disease, Lonely, World)

"It was also my experience at Hull-House that aroused my interest in industrial diseases."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Experience, Interest)

"Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation for accident or disease caused by occupation."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Accident, Disease, Legislation, Occupation)

"With all of the holiday cheer in the air, it's easy to overlook the ingredients in the foods. Ingredients such as salt, sugar, and fat - all of which leads to diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and cancer."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Heart, Blood, Cancer, Disease, Holiday, Pressure)

"A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Health, Heart, Blood, Cancer, Disease, Fighting, Holiday, Key, Pressure)

"Anthrax is a deadly inhalational disease."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Disease)

"I'm tired of hearing sin called sickness and alcoholism a disease. It is the only disease I know of that we're spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to spread."
- Vance Havner
(Related: Disease, Hearing, Sickness, Sin)

"It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Family, Work, Burden, Disability, Disease, Kids)

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Happiness, Love, Disease, Jealousy, Mind, Mistakes)

"Hungry Joe collected lists of fatal diseases and arranged them in alphabetical order so that he could put his finger without delay on any one he wanted to worry about."
- Joseph Heller
(Related: Delay, Order, Worry)

"Bigotry is the sacred disease."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Bigotry, Disease)

"War is the symptom, not the disease."
- L. M. Heroux
(Related: War, Disease)

"Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Disease)

"It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Disease)

"It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Disease)

"Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Extreme, Remedies)

"Today, diabetes is now epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association and other national healthcare leaders."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Health, Control, American, Disease, Healthcare, Leaders, Now, Today)

"Just carrying a ruler with you in your pocket should be forbidden, at least on a moral basis. The ruler is the symbol of the new illiteracy. The ruler is the symptom of the new disease, disintegration of our civilisation."
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser
(Related: Disease, Forbidden, Symbol)

"Advances in technology and in our understanding of illness and disease together with an expanded workforce and greater resources will allow us to provide more services to a higher quality."
- John Hutton
(Related: Technology, Quality, Disease, Illness, Understanding, Will)

"Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Disease, Gambling)

"Ronald Reagan's well documented final battles with Alzheimer's disease were fought with the same conviction and courage that his many public battles were fought."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: Courage, Conviction, Disease, Public)

"The deviation of man from the state in which he was originally placed by nature seems to have proved to him a prolific source of diseases."
- Edward Jenner
(Related: Nature, Man, State)

"It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Being, Disease, Medicine, Suffering)

"John F. Kennedy was the victim of the hate that was a part of our country. It is a disease that occupies the minds of the few but brings danger to the many."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Country, Danger, Disease, Hate)

"The important thing is this Just because I'm doing well doesn't mean that they're going to do well if they get HIV. A lot of people have died since I have announced. This disease is not going anywhere."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: People, Disease)

"Western civilization, Christianity, decency are struggling for their very lives. In this worldwide civil war, race prejudice is our most dangerous enemy, for it is a disease at the very root of our democratic life."
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Related: Life, War, Civilization, Christianity, Decency, Disease, Enemy, Prejudice, Race)

"Millions of American families affected by debilitating diseases have new hope today after the U.S. House passed legislation to support potentially life-saving stem cell research."
- Nancy L. Johnson
(Related: Life, Hope, American, Legislation, Research, Support, Today)

"Disease generally begins that equality which death completes."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Death, Equality, Disease)

"Talking is the disease of age."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Age, Disease, Talking)

"'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Disease, End, Musicians)

"Almost everybody is enthusiastic about the promise of biotechnology to cure disease and to relieve suffering."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Cure, Disease, Promise, Suffering)

"Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Science, Commerce, Disease, Ocean, Stars, Wonders)

"More important is the fact that embryonic stem cell research could lead to new treatments and cures for the many Americans afflicted with life-threatening and debilitating diseases."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Life, Americans, Fact, Research)

"AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease. The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Argument, Being, Disease)

"Diversity has been written into the DNA of American life; any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished, if not diseased."
- Joe Klein
(Related: Life, American, Diversity)

"Research is what it's going to take to cure all these diseases."
- Mort Kondracke
(Related: Cure, Research)

"Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Morality, Virtue, Boredom, Disease)

"Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5, mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Age, Children, Poverty)

"Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses."
- Maggie Kuhn
(Related: Age, Strength, Disappointments, Disease, Old, Trials)

"Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Life, Disease, Mortality)

"There exist thousands of Americans who have AIDS-defining diseases but are HIV negative."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Negative, Americans)

"Roughly speaking, this hypothesis asks whether drug use causes some of the diseases officially associated with AIDS, such as immunodeficiency and Kaposi's sarcoma."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Causes)

"Of course, there are diseases of which people die."
- Serge Lang
(Related: People)

"Aside from all that, we recall that antibodies to malaria and other diseases prevalent in Africa show up as HIV-positive on tests."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Tests)

"Perfect health, like perfect beauty, is a rare thing; and so, it seems, is perfect disease."
- Peter Latham
(Related: Beauty, Health, Disease)

"Remedies, indeed, are our great analysers of disease."
- Peter Latham
(Related: Disease, Remedies)

"One can no longer live with people: it is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Disease)

"A disease and its treatment can be a series of humiliations, a chisel for humility."
- Laurel Lee
(Related: Disease, Humility, Treatment)

"Retire? Not on your life. I have no plans to stop singing. What are you going to do when you love music? It's a terrible disease. You can't stop. Of course, I'd like to get off the road."
- Peggy Lee
(Related: Love, Life, Music, Disease, Road, Singing)

"One is that if women's sexuality in Africa wasn't under assault, if women were able to say no, if women weren't subject to predatory attacks by men, or predatory behaviour generally, then you would have a disease in Africa called AIDS. But you wouldn't have a pandemic."
- Stephen Lewis
(Related: Women, Disease, Sexuality)

"The pandemic of AIDS is a gender-based disease."
- Stephen Lewis
(Related: Disease, Gender)

"The more we can purge ourselves of the diseases we create the more we can become magnificent people."
- Judith Light
(Related: People)

"In today's world, new infections and diseases can spread across the country and even across the world in a matter of days, or even hours, making early detection critical."
- John Linder
(Related: Country, Today, World)

"But cord blood also holds the great potential of producing pleural potential cells that could cure many other diseases such as juvenile diabetes, a disease that I live with every day."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Blood, Cure, Day, Disease, Potential)

"Substance abuse is a disease which doesn't go away overnight. I'm working hard to overcome it. I did fail my recent drug test. I'm prepared to face the consequences."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Abuse, Consequences, Disease)

"The United States cannot feed every person, lift every person out of poverty, cure every disease, or stop every conflict. But our power and status have conferred upon us a tremendous responsibility to humanity."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Power, Conflict, Cure, Disease, Humanity, Poverty, Responsibility, states, United)

"Love's a disease. But curable."
- Rose Macaulay
(Related: Love, Disease)

"The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Wisdom, Work, Body, Disease, Logic, State)

"Everything that used to be a sin is now a disease."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Disease, Now, Sin)

"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means."
- Maimonides
(Related: Diet, Disease)

"Disease makes men more physical, it leaves them nothing but body."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Men, Body, Disease, Nothing)

"All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Death, Life, Disease, Expression, Interest)

"I really believe great actors, even with disease and age, can be great."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Age, Actors, Disease)

"Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Medicine)

"The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician."
- William J. Mayo
(Related: Life, Disease, Medicine)

"There are zillions of people who say that alcoholism is a disease, but not many of them believe it."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: People, Disease)

"I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic death or incurable insanity, or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Death, Disease, Insanity)

"In too many cases, the moms, the dads, the sisters and brothers of children with cancer must stand by a hospital bed and watch helplessly as this horrible disease consumes the life of an innocent child."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Life, Bed, Brothers, Cancer, Children, Disease, Sisters)

"Every day we do get closer to a cure. Three out of four children who are diagnosed with cancer will survive the disease, but that is not good enough. The loss of one child to this disease is too much."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Cancer, Children, Cure, Day, Disease, Loss, Will)

"I have had Crohn's for about 19 years. It is a debilitating disease that affects my colon."
- Mike McCready
(Related: Disease, Years)

"I still have the actor's disease. I always think I'll never get another job."
- Roddy McDowall
(Related: Actor, Disease, Job)

"Disease and ill health are caused largely by damage at the molecular and cellular level, yet today's surgical tools are too large to deal with that kind of problem."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Health, Disease, Today, Tools)

"Dedicated researchers seek better treatments and cures for diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer's and every form of cancer. But these scientists face an array of disincentives. We can do better."
- Michael Milken
(Related: Cancer, Disease, Scientists)

"The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Bureaucracy, Disease, Routine)

"Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation."
- Alice Miller
(Related: Childhood, Disease)

"It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd."
- Henry Miller
(Related: American, Disease, Tyranny, Vice)

"Beneath all of these addictions is this disease, this control disease which is the mark of our society."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Society, Control, Disease)

"Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Work, Christian, Disease, Pain, Reality, Religious, Spiritual)

"Ambition can be a disease, and it feeds on itself."
- Rebecca Miller
(Related: Ambition, Disease)

"I mean, I inherited the disease of alcoholism, and I learned early to get help when I needed it."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Disease, Help)

"I mean, I inherited the disease of alcoholism, and I learned early to get help when I needed it. I always went to people who knew more than I did."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: People, Disease, Help)

"To fall in love you have to be in the state of mind for it to take, like a disease."
- Nancy Mitford
(Related: Love, Disease, Mind, State)

"In 1962 I was diagnosed with this incurable disease."
- Mary Ann Mobley
(Related: Disease)

"Ulcerative colitis can be cured by the operation, but you cannot cure Crohn's disease."
- Mary Ann Mobley
(Related: Cure, Disease)

"Antioxidants have a good effect on certain forms of Crohn's disease."
- Mary Ann Mobley
(Related: Disease, Effect)

"We are going to find, I think, several different kinds of Crohn's disease."
- Mary Ann Mobley
(Related: Disease)

"I have been heartbroken once and it has affected all my relationships from there on. But now I look at it as a occupational hazard. If you are in the meat market at some point you are gonna get mad cows disease."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: Cows, Disease, Now, Relationships)

"Another interesting field, which is my own, is cofactors, not only to the disease but also to transmission. I am still puzzled by the fact that you get more sexual transmission in some ethnic populations. One way to answer this is to look for genetic factors."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Disease, Fact)

"AIDS does not inevitably lead to death, especially if you suppress the co-factors that support the disease. It is very important to tell this to people who are infected."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Death, People, Disease, Support)

"AIDS win be our first priority, but in two years' time we don't know where AIDS research will stand, so we are also thinking of activity on other diseases."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Time, First, Research, Thinking, Will, Years)

"Our goal is not to completely eradicate the infection - that would be very difficult - but to produce a vaccine that will prevent not infection but disease. I think this is more possible."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Goal, Disease, Will)

"The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Health, Cure, Disease, Public)

"To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity. You've got to really be Christian to believe in Satan."
- Alan Moore
(Related: Christian, Christianity, Disease, Satan)

"The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: People, Disease, Passion, Right)

"There are two kinds of cloning right now. One is therapeutic cloning which is for coming up with cures for life threatening, really, really awful diseases. Then there is reproductive cloning, which is to make a human being out of your DNA and a donor egg."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Life, Being, Now, Right)

"And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another; and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others."
- Thomas More
(Related: Will)

"The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it."
- Johann Most
(Related: God, Disease, Mankind, Order, Promises)

"In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis. When I got through writing the essay, I was sure I had the disease."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Disease, School, Writing)

"Once my doctor began treating my kidney disease, my greatest challenge was the constant exhaustion. Fortunately, my doctor explained that anemia was causing my exhaustion and that people with serious illnesses, like kidney disease, may be at increased risk for anemia."
- Alonzo Mourning
(Related: People, Challenge, Disease, Exhaustion, May, Risk)

"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools."
- John Muir
(Related: God, Disease, Fools, Trees)

"Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Death, Life, Angels, Disease, Insanity)

"No man with a touch of heart disease should ever back his mounts."
- Isaac Murphy
(Related: Heart, Disease, Man)

"Moreover, health center services save money and lives by treating diseases before they become chronic conditions, require hospital care or require a trip to the emergency room."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Health, Money, Care)

"If one of us, any of us, any American is traveling in a town somewhere in America and a medical crisis hits them, for someone who is diabetic or perhaps has heart disease or some other problems, where do we get the records to determine what to do?"
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Medical, Heart, America, American, Crisis, Disease, Problems, Traveling)

"Oh, we want a new breed of men before India can be cleansed of her disease."
- Sarojini Naidu
(Related: Men, Disease, Want)

"First of all, many human diseases are influenced by, if not caused by mutations in genes."
- Daniel Nathans
(Related: First)

"Influenza is a serious disease. Kids die of influenza, both in Japan and the United States, and if you give a drug to people who are at risk of dying, there will be people who die who got the drug,... There is no signal the drug is doing it as opposed to the disease."
- Robert Nelson
(Related: People, Disease, Dying, Kids, Risk, states, United, Will)

"Even if it had not been possible to reproduce the disease in animals and consequently to verify the hypothesis, this simple observation would have been sufficient to demonstrate the way in which the disease was propagated."
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole
(Related: Animals, Disease, Observation)

"The fact that I was fortunate enough to escape contagion, in spite of frequent, sometimes daily contacts with the disease, was because I soon guessed how it spread."
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole
(Related: Disease, Fact)

"As for AIDS, it's a plague. We are human, we get plagues. They come along every so often, kill off two thirds of the population; in the next generation it's a quarter; after that it's a childhood disease."
- Larry Niven
(Related: Childhood, Disease, Population)

"Being a foreigner is not a disease."
- Alden Nowlan
(Related: Being, Disease)

"Society as a whole is better off when information is available to the public. Whether you are talking about how to prevent disease, or about who does the best job of treating disease, it is useful to provide as much information to the public as possible."
- David Obey
(Related: Society, Disease, Information, Job, Public, Talking)

"In a prime-time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That's right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and whatever it is I have."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Cure, Help, President, Research, Right)

"An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated."
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair
(Related: Life, War, Death, Church, Deed, Disease, Poverty, Prayer)

"If Carter had been there when the AIDS crisis came up, it would have been a whole different story. It could have been treated like a legitimate disease."
- Jean O'Leary
(Related: Crisis, Disease)

"There is no disease more conducive to clinical humility than aneurysm of the aorta."
- William Osler
(Related: Disease, Humility)

"Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease."
- William Osler
(Related: Life, Disease, Faces, Law)

"To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all."
- William Osler
(Related: Books, Disease, Study)

"There are, in truth, no specialties in medicine, since to know fully many of the most important diseases a man must be familiar with their manifestations in many organs."
- William Osler
(Related: Truth, Man, Medicine)

"The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases."
- William Osler
(Related: Life, Disease, Drugs, Old)

"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease."
- William Osler
(Related: Disease)

"It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has."
- William Osler
(Related: Disease)

"Anorexia was there for me before I got into modeling, but because of the arena and the demands, the disease really got out of control for me. It's like being an alcoholic and going and being a bartender."
- Carre Otis
(Related: Control, Being, Disease)

"I have been extremely pleased to support the Trust's work in the Lupus Unit ever since. Personal experience also motivated me to become involved to help raise the awareness of the disease and hopefully thereby improve the speed of diagnosis."
- Elaine Paige
(Related: Experience, Work, Trust, Awareness, Disease, Help, Support)

"Grief causes suffering and disease."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Causes, Disease, Grief, Suffering)

"What sense would it make or what would it benfit a physician if he discovered the origin of the diseases but could not cure or alleviate them?"
- Paracelsus
(Related: Cure, Sense)

"Once a disease has entered the body, all parts which are healthy must fight it: not one alone, but all. Because a disease might mean their common death. Nature knows this; and Nature attacks the disease with whatever help she can muster."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Nature, Death, Body, Disease, Fight, Help)

"Gay sex is a veritable breeding ground for disease."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: Sex, Breeding, Disease, Gay)

"You fall into my arms. You are the good gift of destruction's path, When life sickens more than disease. And boldness is the root of beauty. Which draws us together."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Life, Beauty, Boldness, Destruction, Disease)

"When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Bed)

"We know a great deal more about the causes of physical disease than we do about the causes of physical health."
- M. Scott Peck
(Related: Health, Causes, Disease)

"The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Life, Fear, Disease, Favorite)

"Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: People, Debt, Disease, First)

"Millions of Americans every year depend upon medical imaging exams to diagnose disease and detect injury, and thousands more rely on radiation therapy to treat and cure their cancers."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Medical, Americans, Cure, Disease, Injury, Therapy)

"Alzheimer's is a devastating disease. It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate. We must find a cure for this horrible disease."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Family, Cure, Disease)

"Well you know, it's true that as a fat person I run a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and a number of other things. But guess what? The amount of that risk is almost infinitessimal!"
- Daniel Pinkwater
(Related: Heart, Disease, Risk)

"They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases."
- Plato
(Related: Names)

"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."
- Plato
(Related: Names)

"Love is a serious mental disease."
- Plato
(Related: Love, Disease)

"Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord."
- Plutarch
(Related: Health, Music, Disease, Harmony, Medicine)

"Point set topology is a disease from which the human race will soon recover."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Disease, Race, Will)

"What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Diet, Health, Anxiety, Disease)

"The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power)."
- Dawn Powell
(Related: War, Love, Death, Comedy, Disease, Greed, Lust, Man, Tragedy, Vanity)

"Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician."
- Matthew Prior
(Related: Disease, Night, Yesterday)

"Without money honor is merely a disease."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Money, Disease, Honor)

"Great writers arrive among us like new diseases threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible."
- Craig Raine
(Related: Writers)

"Disease is the tax which the soul pays for the body, as the tenant pays house-rent for the use of the house."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Soul, Body, Disease, Tax)

"Mr. Speaker, the scientific evidence is overwhelming that embryonic stem cells have great potential to regenerate specific types of human tissues, offering hope for millions of Americans suffering from debilitating diseases."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Hope, Americans, Potential, Suffering)

"Diseases are the tax on pleasures."
- John Ray
(Related: Tax)

"He had Parkinson's disease for about, I'd say diagnosed for about 11 of the last years of his life. And treatment was not as good as it is now, of course. We're still going along and he died in '85 and he was 77."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Life, Disease, Now, Treatment, Years)

"We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them."
- Christopher Reeve
(Related: Time, Community, Day, Disease, Injury, Trials, Vocabulary, Will, Words)

"My priorities are to make sure we get the prescription drug bill, that we fund the research in NIH adequately, and that we fund the Center for Disease Control adequately."
- Ralph Regula
(Related: Control, Disease, Priorities, Research)

"The diseases of the present have little in common with the diseases of the past save that we die of them."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Past, Present)

"Cancer is just a horrible disease."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Cancer, Disease)

"The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Food, Eating, Land, Now, Poor, Poverty, World)

"If I found a cure for a huge disease, while I was hobbling up onstage to accept the Nobel Prize they'd be playing the theme song from 'Three's Company'."
- John Ritter
(Related: Company, Cure, Disease, Song)

"As an integral part of the Department of Agriculture, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service monitors our Nation's agriculture to protect against agricultural pests and diseases."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Health, Agriculture, Nation, Service)

"The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can't eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as 'progress', doesn't spread."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Government, Disease, Effort, Research, Respect)

"The belief is growing on me that the disease is communicated by the bite of the mosquito... She always injects a small quantity of fluid with her bite - what if the parasites get into the system in this manner."
- Ronald Ross
(Related: Belief, Disease, Quantity)

"The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like an incurable disease which causes him endless torment but occasionally fills him with silent joy."
- Georges Rouault
(Related: Artist, Causes, Conscience, Disease, Joy, Name)

"Being overweight and obesity are major risk factors for many chronic diseases for South Dakotans of all ages. When people are overweight or obese, they have more health problems and more serious health problems, in addition to higher health care costs."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Health, People, Being, Care, Obesity, Problems, Risk)

"No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Society)

"War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: War, Adventure, Disease)

"The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him."
- George Santayana
(Related: Man)

"Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: War, People, Americans, Disease, Famine, Obligation, Poverty, Suffering)

"Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Work, Women, Heart, Cancer, Disease)

"Now when you have administrators deciding what sexuality is, and what's a taboo and what's not in terms of content, you got guys, like, Trent Lott who equates homosexuality with a disease."
- Richard Serra
(Related: Content, Disease, Homosexuality, Now)

"Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Poetry)

"We will talk about cooperation to destroy the disease as soon as we can."
- Thaksin Shinawatra
(Related: Cooperation, Disease, Talk, Will)

"We must treat the disease of racism. This means we must understand the disease."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Disease, Racism)

"Activating oxygen can produce compounds called radicals that put oxidative stress on cells. Such stress could ultimately lead to cancer and other diseases."
- John Simon
(Related: Cancer, Stress)

"While most Americans have access to the best oral health care in the world, low-income children suffer disproportionately from oral disease."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Health, Americans, Care, Children, Disease, World)

"My top most priority is to deal with India's massive social and economic problems, so that chronic poverty, ignorance and disease can be conquered in a reasonably short period of time."
- Manmohan Singh
(Related: Time, Disease, Ignorance, Poverty, Problems)

"Thinking of disease constantly will intensify it. Feel always 'I am healthily in body and mind'."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Body, Disease, Mind, Thinking, Will)

"The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Knowledge, Goal, Disability, Disease, Disorder, Help, Research)

"In addition to relieving patient suffering, research is needed to help reduce the enormous economic and social burdens posed by chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, cancer, heart disease, and stroke."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Heart, Cancer, Disease, Help, Research, Suffering)

"We have a responsibility to promote stem cell research which could lead to treatments and cures for diseases affecting millions of Americans."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Americans, Research, Responsibility)

"We recognized in 1996 that, with progress in the field of genetics accelerating at a breathtaking pace, we need to ensure that advances in treatment and prevention of disease do not constitute a new basis for discrimination."
- Olympia Snowe
(Related: Progress, Discrimination, Disease, Genetics, Prevention, Treatment)

"Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Disease, Press, Superficiality)

"Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Disease, Press, Superficiality)

"Any important disease whose causality is murky, and for which treatment is ineffectual, tends to be awash in significance."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Disease, Treatment)

"A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Fiction, Mythology)

"Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens and real diseases are useful material."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Fear, Interest, Sense)

"There are some who praise a man free from disease; to me no man who is poor seems free from disease but to be constantly sick."
- Sophocles
(Related: Disease, Man, Poor, Praise)

"Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes."
- Sophocles
(Related: Disease)

"Despair often breeds disease."
- Sophocles
(Related: Despair, Disease)

"All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils."
- Sophocles
(Related: Cure, Man, Wishes)

"Heart disease continues to be the number one killer; cancer, the number 2 killer, not far behind. The tragic aspect of these deadly diseases is that they could all be cured, I do believe, if we had sufficient funding."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: Heart, Cancer, Disease)

"There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age."
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: Age, Mother, Will)

"Discrimination is a disease."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Discrimination, Disease)

"The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases."
- Caskie Stinnett
(Related: Being, Trouble)

"Saving Milly was a break from this effort because I felt that it was time to be part of something that could shed light on a disease everyone feels they know, when most know so little."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Time, Disease, Effort, Light)

"But like Mrs. Ford, I think that the more people realize what a difficult and what an insidious disease it is, the sooner people will start to correct that situation."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: People, Disease, Will)

"The generality have considered that disease is but a confused and disordered effort in Nature, thrown down from her proper state, and defending herself in vain."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Nature, Disease, Effort, State)

"In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: History, Lie, Disease, Mind, Writing)

"I confidently affirm that the greater part of those who are supposed to have died of gout, have died of the medicine rather than the disease - a statement in which I am supported by observation."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Disease, Medicine, Observation)

"Gout produces calculus in the kidney... the patient has frequently to entertain the painful speculation as to whether gout or stone be the worst disease. Sometimes the stone, on passing, kills the patient, without waiting for the gout."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Disease, Waiting)

"For humble individuals like myself, there is one poor comfort, which is this, viz. that gout, unlike any other disease, kills more rich men than poor, more wise men than simple."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Men, Comfort, Disease, Poor)

"There are some remedies worse than the disease."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Disease, Remedies)

"Some remedies are worse than the disease."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Disease, Remedies)

"Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who loves himself more than his analyst; considered to be the manifestation of a dire mental disease whose successful treatment depends on the patient learning to love the analyst more and himself less."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Love, Successful, Disease, Learning, Treatment)

"The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Being, Disease, Feeling, Today)

"One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody."
- Mother Teresa
"To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Cure, Disease, Socialism, Trying)

"America's most dangerous diseases have developed an immunity to politics. We suffer not from a failure of political organization or power, but a failure of love."
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Love, Politics, Power, Failure, America)

"It is difficult to write about any form of mental disease, especially your own, without sounding as if you were examining a bug under glass."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Disease)

"I have read many studies out of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and they demonstrated that Vitamin E, Co-Q-10, and Fish Oil could protect the immune system of athletes and prevent disease."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Athletes, Disease, Fish, Oil)

"Pearl is a disease of oysters. Levant is a disease of Hollywood."
- Kenneth Tynan
(Related: Disease, Hollywood, Oysters)

"Stem cells have the potential to be used to treat and better understand some of the world's most deadly and disabling diseases."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Potential, World)

"Consciousness is a disease."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Consciousness, Disease)

"I'll also tell you that five hundred thousand people will die this year of cancer. And I'll also tell you that one in every four will be afflicted with this disease, and yet, somehow, we seem to have put it in a little bit of the background."
- Jim Valvano
(Related: People, Cancer, Disease, Will)

"But try if you can to support, whether it's AIDS or the cancer foundation, so that someone else might survive, might prosper, and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease."
- Jim Valvano
(Related: Cancer, Disease, Support)

"We had a week off in the middle of shooting, but as soon as everyone stopped, we all went down with six different types of flu and other unmentionable diseases."
- Johnny Vegas
"We've all learned about this disease since it was first discovered several years ago in Europe. And so I think we've learned from the European experience."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Experience, Disease, Europe, First, Years)

"Great Britain had a much different situation than we do and did here in the United States, in that they had literally thousands of infected animals with human health risks. Their infectivity in this disease happened before very much was known about it."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Health, Animals, Disease, states, United)

"But the fact of the matter is that all scientific evidence would show, based upon what we know about this disease, that muscle cuts - that is, the meat of the animal itself - should not cause any risk to human health."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Health, Cause, Disease, Fact, Risk)

"The medicine increases the disease."
- Virgil
(Related: Disease, Medicine)

"Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure."
- David Viscott
(Related: Cure, Disease)

"The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."
- Voltaire
(Related: Art, Nature, Disease, Medicine)

"What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: People, Disease, Loneliness, Today)

"Let us embrace Science and the new technologies unfettered, for it is these which will liberate mankind from the myth of god, and free us from our age old fears, from disease, death and the sweat of labor."
- Claude Vorilhon
(Related: Age, Death, Science, God, Disease, Labor, Mankind, Myth, Old, Will)

"You go into the disease as one person and come out of it as a different person. It has changed my perspective on everything. Things that used to upset me no longer do."
- Grete Waitz
(Related: Disease, Perspective)

"Fascism is a worldwide disease. Its greatest threat to the United States will come after the war, either via Latin America or within the United States itself."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: War, America, Disease, Fascism, states, United, Will)

"I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Home, Disease, Dogs, Night, Rumors)

"The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Poison, Skepticism)

"We know from our clinical experience in the practice of medicine that in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, the individual and his background of heredity are just as important, if not more so, as the disease itself."
- Paul Dudley White
(Related: Experience, Disease, Heredity, Medicine, Practice, Treatment)

"The disease is painless; it's the cure that hurts."
- Katherine Whitehorn
(Related: Cure, Disease)

"There is no doubt that environmentally related diseases will continue to pose problems in the future."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Doubt, Future, Problems, Will)

"Right now I belong to the wonderful organization called The Children's Action Network. The first thing we did was immunize 200,000 children across the country against childhood diseases."
- Henry Winkler
(Related: Action, Childhood, Children, Country, First, Network, Now, Right)

"It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Age, People, Catastrophes)

"I feel coming on a strange disease - humility."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Disease, Humility)

"In today's world, it is shortsighted to think that infectious diseases cannot cross borders. By allowing developing countries access to generic drugs, we not only help improve health in those nations, we also help ourselves control these debilitating and often deadly diseases."
- Ron Wyden
(Related: Health, Control, Countries, Drugs, Help, Nations, Today, World)