101 Inspirational Quotes about Health, Life & Love

As we move into the New Year, many of us are thinking about life, health, and happiness. If you’re looking for inspiration in any or all of these areas, you’re in luck.

Read on for a collection of inspiring quotes about each topic. Some are positive, others are funny, and all of them will give you something to think about.


1. It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

2. Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. – Mark Twain

3. A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement.- Jess C. Scott

4. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. – Hippocrates

5. I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear. – Steve Marabodi

6. When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied. – Herophilus

7. The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they’ll ease
Your will they’ll mend
And charge you not a shilling. – Nursery rhyme

8. Respect your body. Eat well. Dance forever. – Eliza Gaynor Minden

9. The First wealth is health. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. – Buddha

11. The wish for healing has always been half of health. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

12. He who has health, has hope, and he who has hope, has everything. – Thomas Carlyle

13. Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. – Albert Schweitzer

14. Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance. – Plato

15. The best activities for your health are pumping and humping. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

16. Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not. – George Bernard Shaw

17. A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings. – James Allen

18. The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny. – Colin Powell

19. Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. – JFK

20. Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. – Doug Larson

21. Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners. – Shakespeare

22. My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass. – Leslie Grimutter

23. The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor. – Chinese Proverb

24. The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition. – Thomas Edison

25. To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life. – William Londen

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

27. By cleansing your body on a regular basis and eliminating as many toxins as possible from your environment, your body can begin to heal itself, prevent disease, and become stronger and more resilient than you ever dreamed possible! – Dr. Edward Group III

28. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones. – Proverbs 17:22

29. The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around… . Throughout history, tender loving care has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing. – Larry Dossey

30. Poor health is not caused by something you don’t have; it’s caused by disturbing something that you already have. Healthy is not something that you need to get, it’s something you have already if you don’t disturb it. – Dean Ornish

31. I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more. – Henry Ward Beecher

32. It is part of the cure to want to be cured. – Seneca


33. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West

34. In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

35. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde

36. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. – Douglas Adams

37. Never underestimate your power to change yourself; never overestimate your power to change others. – Wayne Dyer

38. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. – Dr. Seuss

39. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

40. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein

41. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

42. We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. – Kurt Vonnegut

43. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

44. Where there is love, there is life. – Mohandas Gandhi

45. We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. – May Sarton

46. How many slams in an old screen door- Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a loaf of bread- Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day- Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend- Depends how much you give ’em. – Shel Silverstein

47. Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. – Wayne Dyer

48. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. – J.K. Rowling

49. We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. – Robin Sharma

50. I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. – Dudley Field Malone

51. The great thing to learn about life is, first, not to do what you don’t want to do, and, second, to do what you do want to do. – Margaret Anderson

52. There are no little events in life, those we think of no consequence may be full of fate, and it is at our own risk if we neglect the acquaintances and opportunities that seem to be casually offered, and of small importance. – Amelia Barr

53. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whole conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles. – Thomas Paine

54. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

55. Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. – John F. Kennedy

56. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle

57. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

58. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. – Vince Lombardi

59. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. – Thomas Jefferson

60. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

61. Use what talents you possess; The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. – Henry Van Dyke

62. Be kind. Do good. Change the world for the better. – Louise Burfitt-Dons

63. And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

64. We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. – TS Eliot

65. There are no ordinary moments. There is always something going on. – Peaceful Warrior

66. Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment. – Celestine Chua

67. Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein

68. It is okay to be angry. It is never okay to be cruel. – unknown


69. You can’t force love, I realized. It’s there or it isn’t. If it’s not there, you’ve got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love. – Richelle Mead

70. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

71. Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it – Rumi

72. The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love. – Henry Miller

73. One rarely falls in love without being as much attracted to what is interestingly wrong with someone as what is objectively healthy. – Alain de Botton

74. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring – all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Gary Chapman

75. To say I love you one must first be able to say I – Ayn Rand

76. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. – Mother Teresa

77. The chance to love and be love exists no matter where you are. – Oprah

78. Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new. – Ursula K. Le Guin

79. Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface. – Truman Capote

80. Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. – James Baldwin

81. Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell. – Joan Crawford

82. True love stories never have endings. – Richard Bach

83. Love is something eternal… The aspect may change, but not the essence. – Vincent Van Gogh

84. At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. – Plato

85. Love comforteth like sunshine after rain. – Shakespeare

86. Who, being loved, is poor – Oscar Wilde

87. A man is not where he lives, but where he loves. – Latin Proverb

88. Love is the only gold. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

89. Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. – Jean Anouilh

90. There’s nothing in this world so sweet as love. And next to love the sweetest thing is hate. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

91. Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. – Mark Overby

92. The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference. – Elie Wiesel

93. Love lights more fire than hate extinguishes. – Ella Wilcox

94. Love is a given, hatred is acquired. – Doug Horton

95. Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them- – Abraham Lincoln

96. Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. – Khalil Gibran

97. Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. – Bertrand Russell

98. People who are sensible about love are incapable of it. – Douglas Yates

99. Love robs those who have it of their wit, and gives it to those who have none. – Denis Diderot

100. Love enables you to put your deepest feelings and fears in the palm of you partner’s hand, knowing they will be handled with care. – Carl Avery

101. Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love. – Jane Austen

There you have it: a collection of some of the most motivational, uplifting, and down-to-earth quotes on record. Did we include your favorite? What inspiring quote would you add to this list?

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