Mood Wellness

Famous Comments on Health and Healing

Every now and then it is fascinating to read what our global elders and forefathers/mothers said about health and healing. I do not necessarily agree with all they say, but I sure like their insights and perspectives. I have way too many favorites, but here are the ones on my mind today:


“One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.”

— Sir William Osler


“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”

— Voltaire (French Philosopher and Author, 1694-1778)


“The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.”

— Sir William Osler


“Pain always seems to push us until vision starts to pull us.”

— Lee Lipsenthal


“The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.”



“Adversity does not make us frail; it only shows us how frail we are.” — Abraham Lincoln


There will be more. Just not today. Have a good one!

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