Pain (any pain–emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: “We would be more alive if we did more of this,” and, “Life would be more lovely if we did less of that.” Once we get the pain’s message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.
Peter McWilliams, Life 101

The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones.
Peter McWilliams, Life 101

Health consists of having the same diseases as one’s neighbors.
Quentin Crisp

Health is not valued till sickness comes.
Thomas Fuller (1608 – 1661), Gnomologia, 1732

Health is not simply the absence of sickness.
Hannah Green

As I see it every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.
Adelle Davis

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

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