World Health Day Quotes and Sayings

The World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7th April under the advice and sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In the year 1948, the first World Health Assembly was held which made the decision to celebrate 7th April as World Health Day with effect from 1950.

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The day is the mark of WHO’s founding and is often seen as an especial day for the Organization to draw awareness to the subjects of major importance to global health.

It not only is this an important date, but it’s a good time to value our health and take conscious measures to preserve our wellbeing. To celebrate and keep mindful of the importance of health, we’ve compiled the top 20 inspiring quotes and sayings about health, illness, wellness, and well-being.

World Health Day: Inspiring Quotes and Sayings

The greatest wealth is health. – Virgil

Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway.

A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ. – John Steinbeck

Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot. – Dutch Proverb

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.

The I in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness are we.

Gold that buys health can never be ill spent. – Thomas Dekker, Westward Ho, 1604

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

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

Early to bed and early to rise makes man healthy, wealthy and wise. – 18th Century Proverb

If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself. – Leon Eldred

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. – Redd Foxx

Joy and Temperance and Repose / Slam the door on the doctor’s nose. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sometimes I get the feeling that aspirin companies are sponsoring my headaches. – Terri Guillemets

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

It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it. – Epictetus

When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change. – Anette Funicello

The hospitals and graveyards are filled with those who refused to acknowledge the virtues of physical morality. – Dr Ron Spallone

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. – World Health Organization, 1948

I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasure of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better. – Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh, 1903

Share these inspiring quotes and sayings about well-being on this World Health Day with friends and relatives and let them know the importance of this day.

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  1. Edmond Forster Avatar
    Edmond Forster

    “Life’s a walking shadow.”
    “Poor’s far better than illness!”
    “Crying isn’t bad, it’s like changing oil.”
    “To be able to cry, to be able to laugh promote good health.”
    “Illness’s our worst enemy & not the capitalists or the communists.”
    “As it sometimes happen the teeth bit the tongue, so is illness to us.”

    1. AtulHost Avatar

      Thanks Edmond Forster for submitting more quotes and sayings on International Health Day.