Quotes and Sayings about Sickness



"There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Lie, Sickness, Words)

"Making love in the morning got me through morning sickness. I found I could be happy and throw up at the same time."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Love, Time, Sickness)

"On the 17th of May, the Delos put out to sea. I was immediately affected with sea-sickness, which, however, lasted but a short time. I remained on deck constantly, forcing myself to exercise."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Time, Exercise, May, Sea)

"Therefore in medicine we ought to know the causes of sickness and health."
- Avicenna
(Related: Health, Causes, Medicine, Sickness)

"To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Art, Man, Medicine, Sickness, Will)

"Hollywood... a city I was to come back to time and again, in sickness and in health, in success and in failure, with anticipation and with dread."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Success, Time, Health, Failure, Anticipation, Hollywood, Sickness)

"One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Affectation, Man, Pride)

"My mother was a good mistress to her servants, taking care of them in their sicknesses, not sparing any cost she was able to bestow for their recovery."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Mother, Care)

"Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Death, Living, Sickness, Sleep)

"Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time."
- John Cheever
(Related: Time, People, Homesickness, Nothing, World)

"We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Change, Death, Being, Expression, Sickness, Spirit, Victims)

"We Spaniards know a sickness of the heart that only gold can cure."
- Hernando Cortez
(Related: Heart, Cure, Gold, Sickness)

"My mother had morning sickness after I was born."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Mother, Sickness)

"Love is a sickness full of woes, All remedies refusing; A plant that with most cutting grows, Most barren with best using."
- Samuel Daniel
(Related: Love, Remedies, Sickness)

"People say I make strange choices, but they're not strange for me. My sickness is that I'm fascinated by human behavior, by what's underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: People, Behavior, Choices, Sickness)

"I have always had school sickness, as others have seasickness. I cried when it was time to go back to school long after I was old enough to be ashamed of such behavior."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Time, Behavior, Old, School, Sickness)

"God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice."
- John Donne
(Related: God, Age, War, Justice, Sickness)

"People think celebrities don't have to worry about human things like sickness and death and rent. It's like you've traveled to this Land of Celebrity, this other country. They want you to tell about what you saw."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Death, People, Celebrity, Country, Land, Sickness, Want, Worry)

"Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Truth, Content, Desire, Rest, Sickness)

"Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it's conditional."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Man, Self, Sickness, Woman)

"Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Age, Man, Old, Sickness)

"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Homesickness, Sense, Wrong)

"Health is not valued till sickness comes."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Health, Sickness)

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

"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)

"And as far as possible for sickness or fatigue, constrain yourself to eat in the hall before your people, for this shall bring great benefit and honour to you."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: People, Fatigue, Sickness)

"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)

"The first stage had been all over before the doctors even knew they were dealing with a new sickness; it was the direct reaction to the bombardment of the body, at the moment when the bomb went off, by neutrons, beta particles, and gamma rays."
- John Hersey
(Related: Body, Doctors, First, Sickness)

"For man also, in health and sickness, is not just the sum of his organs, but is indeed a human organism."
- Walter Rudolf Hess
(Related: Health, Man, Sickness)

"The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Home, Feeling, Homesickness, Man, World)

"The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness."
- Saint Ignatius
(Related: Causes, Pain, Sickness, Suffering)

"Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable."
- William Samuel Johnson
(Related: Hope, Comfort, Poverty, Sickness)

"In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Death, Crime, Sickness, Terrorism)

"Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals. But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness for the scenes of their childhood."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Time, Childhood, Homesickness)

"Even when I have to write a simple letter I'm scared stiff as if faced with looming seasickness."
- Gustav Klimt
"One sheds one's sicknesses in books - repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Books, Emotions)

"Sickness is mankind's greatest defect."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Mankind, Sickness)

"Save for minor ailments and accident, my battalion is practically immune from sickness; colds come and go as a matter of course, sprains and cuts claim momentary attention, but otherwise the health of the battalion is perfect."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: Health, Accident, Attention, Sickness)

"I'm just as sick as the others, although I prefer to do my sickness in private."
- Mick Mars
(Related: Sickness)

"It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like."
- Jackie Mason
(Related: Question, Sickness)

"A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree."
- Spike Milligan
(Related: Cure)

"As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: Trust, Sickness)

"That is the returning to God which in reality is never concluded on earth but yet leaves behind in the soul a divine home sickness, which never again ceases."
- Max Muller
(Related: Home, God, Soul, Earth, Reality, Sickness)

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

"Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home."
- Novalis
(Related: Home, Philosophy)

"I had watched for many years and seen how a few rich families held much of Argentina's wealth and power in their hands. So Peron and the government brought in an eight hour working day , sickness pay and fair wages to give poor workers a fair go ."
- Evita Peron
(Related: Government, Power, Wealth, Day, Poor, Sickness, Wages, Workers, Years)

"One's homesickness for Heaven finds at least an inn there; and it's an inn on the right road."
- Ruth Pitter
(Related: Heaven, Homesickness, Right, Road)

"Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Intelligence, People, Sickness)

"The mother's battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Life, Love, War, Mother, Survival, Battle, Exploitation, Needs, Passion, Poverty, Sickness)

"When you run an entrepreneurial business, you have hurry sickness - you don't look back, you advance and consolidate. But it is such fun."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Business, Fun, Sickness)

"The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions."
- Georges Rouault
(Related: Death, Possessions, Richness, Sickness, Spiritual, Taste, World)

"Cases of sickness made up a very small percentage which in my opinion was normal. However, propaganda pamphlets dropped from aircraft were telling the workers to feign illness, and detailed instructions were given to them on how to do it."
- Albert Speer
(Related: Illness, Opinion, Propaganda, Sickness, Workers)

"Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs."
- Joseph Stalin
(Related: Gratitude, Dogs, Sickness)

"Spiritually good people, pure in heart, who long for the Blessed Sacrament but cannot receive at the time, can receive spiritually... even a hundred times a day, in sickness and in health, with immeasurable grace and profit."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: Health, Time, People, Heart, Day, Grace, Profit, Sickness)

"We are all ill: but even a universal sickness implies an idea of health."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Health, Idea, Sickness)

"And as pale sickness does invade, Your frailer part, the breaches made, In that fair lodging still more clear, Make the bright guest, your soul, appear."
- Edmund Waller
(Related: Soul, Guest, Sickness)

"A few regular troops from old France, weakened by hunger and sickness, who, when fresh, were unable to withstand the British soldiers, are their general's chief dependence."
- James Wolfe
(Related: Dependence, France, Hunger, Old, Sickness, Soldiers, Troops)

"You can be bound by physical things, as I am by certain sicknesses, but nevertheless you can still be free to recognize that all initiatives really come from yourself if you don't depend upon structures of government or structures of any kind."
- George Woodcock
(Related: Government)