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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Health
 
  Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other.
        Addison—The Spectator. No. 387.
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When health, affrighted, spreads her rosy wing,
And flies with every changing gale of spring.
        Byron—Childish Recollections. L. 3.
  2
  Homines ad deos nulla re propius accedunt quam salutem hominibus dando.
  In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
        Cicero—Pro Ligario. XII.
  3
  Of all the garden herbes none is of greater vertue than sage.
        Thomas Cogan—Heaven of Health. (1596). Quoting from Schola Salerni. P. 32.
  4
Cur moriatur homo, cui salvia crescit in horto?
  Why should (need) a man die who has sage in his garden?
        Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum. L. 177. Original and trans. pub. by Sir Alex. Chope. (1830).
  5
Nor love, nor honour, wealth nor pow’r,
Can give the heart a cheerful hour
When health is lost. Be timely wise;
With health all taste of pleasure flies.
        Gay—Fables. Pt. I. Fable 31.
  6
Health that snuffs the morning air.
        James Grainger—Solitude. An Ode. L. 35.
  7
A cool mouth, and warm feet, live long.
        Herbert—Jacula Prudentum.
  8
He that goes to bed thirsty rises healthy.
        Herbert—Jacula Prudentum.
  9
  There are three wicks you know to the lamp of a man’s life: brain, blood, and breath. Press the brain a little, its light goes out, followed by both the others. Stop the heart a minute, and out go all three of the wicks. Choke the air out of the lungs, and presently the fluid ceases to supply the other centres of flame, and all is soon stagnation, cold, and darkness.
        Holmes—Professor at the Breakfast Table. XI.
  10
Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano.
  Our prayers should be for a sound mind in a healthy body.
        Juvenal—Satires. X. 356.
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  Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady.
        La Rochefoucauld—Maxims. No. 285.
  12
Health consists with Temperance alone.
        Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 81.
  13
Pars sanitatis velle sanari fuit.
  It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.
        Seneca—Hippolyus. CCXLIX.
  14
        May be he is not well:
Infirmity doth still neglect all office
Whereto our health is bound.
        King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 107.
  15
Ah! what avail the largest gifts of Heaven,
  When drooping health and spirits go amiss?
How tasteless then whatever can be given!
  Health is the vital principle of bliss,
And exercise of health.
        Thomson—Castle of Indolence. Canto II. St. 55.
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  Qui salubrem locum negligit, mente est captus atque ad agnatos et gentiles deducendus.
  He who overlooks a healthy spot for the site of his house is mad and ought to be handed over to the care of his relations and friends.
        Varro—De Re Rustica. I. 2.
  17
  Health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of: a blessing that money cannot buy.
        Izaak Walton—The Compleat Angler. Pt. I. Ch. XXI.
  18
Gold that buys health can never be ill spent,
Nor hours laid out in harmless merriment.
        John Webster—Westward Ho. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 345.
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