Quotations about Healthy Eating
"I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand."
- Benjamin Franklin
"The King who cannot rule his diet, will hardly rule his realm in peace and quiet."
- Passage from the "Rule of Health of Salerno", author unknown
"We never repent of having eaten too little."
- Thomas Jefferson
"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."
- La Rochefoucauld
"He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician."
- Chinese Proverb
"The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine."
"Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
- modified from : Edward Stanley (1826-1893) from The Conduct of Life
"What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others"
- Lucretius. 95-55 B. C.
"Feed a cold, stave a fever"
- old wives tale
"When you fast... your Father shall reward you openly."
- Matthew 6:17-18
"Do you not yet understand, that whatsoever enters in at the mouth, goes into the belly, and is cast out into the sewer?"
- Matthew 15:17
"Be not anxious for what you shall eat,or what you shall drink... or what you shall wear... Isn't life more than food?... and the body more than clothing?"
- Luke 12:22; 29
"Daniel made up his mind he would not defile himself with the king's meat and wine... Let us be given pulses to eat, and water to drink... At the end of ten days, their appearance was handsomer, and they were stronger, than all the youths who had been eating the king's food."
- Daniel 1:12, 15, 17, 18
"Man does not live by bread alone..."
Quotations about Health
"The health of people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their power as a state depend."
- Benjamin Disraeli
"The first wealth is health."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of human frame, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- T. A. Edison
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb
Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body.
- Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.
- Rona Barrett
Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy!
- Thomas Carlyle
He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not.
- Italian Proverb
"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life."
- T. A. Edison
"Life is not living, but living in health."
"He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything."
- Arabian Proverb
"Sickness is felt, but health not at all."
- Thomas Fuller, M.D.
"Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and Spring."
"Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it."
funny Food Quotations
"Cucumber should be well sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out"
- Samuel Johnson
"He was a bold man that first ate an oyster"
- Jonathan Swift
"The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later, you’re hungry again"
- George Miller
"Food is an important part of a balanced diet"
- Fran Leibowitz
"Never eat more than you can lift"
- Miss Piggy
"Never trust a skinny cook"
- Iain Hewitson (Australian Celebrity Cook)
"Never trust a fat dietitian"
"I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks."
- Totie Fields
"Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales."
- Paul Sweeney
"Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we diet."
- Wendy Morgan
Sports Nutrition Quotations
"I wasn't feeling well in the first half. I felt down, man. I had three slices of pizza before the game and the food took me down."
- Leroy Loggins, basketballer with the Brisbane Bullets after 1986 semi-final
"It used to be standard practice that the pre-match meal consisted of egg, steak and chicken. But I talked them into changing to complex carbohydrates. So now they will sup on porridge, pasta or rice."
- Craig Johnston, Liverpool Football Club, 1989
"The more glycogen, the further and faster the player ran"
- Kirkendall (Effects of Nutrition on Performance in Soccer)