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Sick Quotes To Speed Up Your Return to Good Health

This collection of sick quotes can provide inspiration and hope to folks who are recovering from an illness.

Some of the insights are sincere, and some are funny.

Have a read-through and see if any resonate with you. And perhaps you’d like to share with a friend or family member.

Best Sickness Quotes

1.) Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain

2.) I’m so mean I make medicine sick!
Muhammad Ali

3.) For every ailment under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none, If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it.
Mother Goose

4.) My mother had morning sickness after I was born.
Rodney Dangerfield

Sickness quotes and health proverbs.

5.) There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
Orison Swett Marden.

6.) The wish for healing has always been half of health.
Seneca the Younger

7.) Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.
Henry David Thoreau

8.) You can’t have healing without sickness.
T.D. Jakes

9.) I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Fannie Lou Hamer

Health Proverbs

10.) They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.
Mexican Proverb

11.) Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot.
Dutch Proverb

12.) He who health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Arabian Proverb

13.) An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
English Proverb

14.) You are what you eat.
English Proverb

15.) Work is half of health.
Swedish Proverb

16.) Fresh air impoverished the doctor.
Danish Proverb

17.) One who eats plain food is healthy.
Japanese Proverb

18.) Good health is the sister of beauty.
Maltese Proverb

19.) A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
Irish Proverb

20.) No time for your health today will result in no health for your time tomorrow.
Irish Proverb

healing therapy quote.

Good Sick Quotes

21.) The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

22.) What am I drinking? NyQuil on the rocks, for when you’re feeling sick but sociable.
Mitch Hedberg

23.) The first wealth is health.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

24.) It should be a crime to make a profit off somebody being sick.
Michael Moore

25.) If you start to think of your physical and moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

26.) The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.
Florence Nightingale

27.) There is one consolation in being sick, and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.
Henry David Thoreau

28.) The art of being sick is not the same as the art of getting well.
Tony Snow

29.) Compromise is said to be the way of the world, and yet I find myself feeling sick trying to accept what it has done to me.
Douglas Coupland

30.) Diseases crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, rivel them up like old apples, and make them as so many Anatomies.
Robert Burton

Sickness Sayings

31.) Being sick feels like you’re wearing someone else’s glasses.
Megan Boyle

32.) You might be feeling sick or a little down, but the second you hit the stage and hear the crowd, you’re ready to perform. That’s what a true performer is.
Mark Mcgrath

33.) When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.
Stuart Scott

34.) The reason many people in our society are miserable, sick, and highly stressed is because of an unhealthy attachment to things they have no control over.
Steve Maraboli

35.) Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
Jim Rohn

Mark Twain quote on sickness.

Feeling Sick Quotes

36.) Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Khalil Gibran

37.) Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Felix Frankfurter

38.) Some remedies are worse than the disease.
Publilius Syrus

39.) Healing yourself is connected with healing others.
Yoko Ono

40.) The most poetical thing in the world is not being sick.
G.K. Chesterton

41.) Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.
Tori Amos, Author

42.) Some days, there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
Emory Austin

43.) The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
Hubert H. Humphrey

Eleanor Roosevelt new day quote.

Inspiring Sick Quotes

44.) With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

45.) There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort, and most of the achievement from the second.
Louis Dudek

46.) Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom, we only make promises; pain, we obey.
Marcel Proust

47.) Symptoms, then, are, in reality, nothing but the cry from suffering organs.
Jean-Martin Charcot

48.) The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart.
Vladimir Lenin

49.) The sick are the greatest danger for the healthy; it is not from the strongest that harm comes to the strong, but from the weakest.
Friedrich Nietzsche

50.) My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Martin Luther

51.) Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.
Saint Teresa of Avila

prayer is an act of love quotation.

Getting Well Quotations

52.) If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well.

53.) Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Kahlil Gibran

54.) Treat a sick man with the medicine and a sad man with the music.
Amit Kalantri

55.) Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom, we only make promises; pain we obey.
Marcel Proust

56.) If just knowing that someone cares about you helps the healing process, then you should be feeling better already.

57.) It’s not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.
J.R.R. Tolkien

58.) Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.
Charles Simmons

59.) When I was sick, you gave me bitter pills, And I must minister the like to you.
Anne Bronte

60.) Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
Lord Byron

61.) Here, bring your wounded hearts; here, tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
Thomas More

62.) There is purpose in your season of waiting.
Megan Smalley

Get Well Wishes

63.) Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

64.) We hear you’re using sick days for an actual sickness. Talk about playing by the rules. Hope you have the quickest of recoveries. Get well soon.

65.) Mental health is not a destination. It’s a process. Hang in there.

66.) To a healing touch, cheap medicine, and a full recovery.

67.) Laughter is the best medicine. See the joke book enclosed.

68.) May the warmth of our wishes bring you good health.

69.) Sometimes, the body becomes healthy by first being sick. Hope you’re feeling 100% soon.

Bible Sickness Quotes

70.) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1

71.) The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped.
Psalm 28:7

72.) Call unto Me, and I will answer you.
Jeremiah 33:3

73.) He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Isaiah 40:29

74.) And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.
Matthew 9:35

75.) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
John 14:27

Funny Health Quotes

76.) Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
Red Foxx

77.) When it comes to my health, I think of my body as a temple. Or at least a moderately well-managed Presbyterian Youth Center.
Emo Philips

78.) I don’t get no respect. The time I got hurt, on the way to the hospital, the ambulance stopped for gas.
Rodney Dangerfield

79.) I had a cholesterol test: They found bacon.
Bob Zany

80.) I had a chest X-ray last month, and they found a spot on my lung. Fortunately, it was barbecue sauce.
George Carlin

Short Get Well Messages

81.) Happy to hear you’re on the mend.

82.) Wow, you still look great, even in a hospital gown.

83.) It’s not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.
J.R.R. Tolkien

84.) Hang in there.

85.) Always laugh when you can. It’s cheap medicine.
Lord Byron

86.) There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as the expectation of something tomorrow.
Orison Swett Marden

87.) There is one consolation in being sick, and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.
Henry David Thoreau

88.) Don’t use your sick days for actual sickness! We hope you’re at the top of your game again soon.

89.) You’re in my thoughts.

90.) Sending love and hugs your way.

Get Well Captions

91.) Take extra good care of yourself.

92.) Praying for an easy recovery.

93.) To improved health and better days — and, of course, a speedy recovery!

94.) Hope your recovery is short and sweet.

95.) You’ve got this!

96.) You’re so awesome that even germs love you!

97.) Without you healthy, I could complete our project by myself, but no one wants that. Get well soon!

98.) Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
A.A. Milne

99.) Feel better soon.

100.) We are stronger in the places we have been broken.
Ernest Hemingway

Mike O’Halloran

Greeting Card Poet founder Mike O’Halloran compiled these sick quotes.


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