Health & Illness Quotations
If any part of nature excites our pity, it is for ourselves we grieve, for there is eternal health and beauty. We get only transient and partial glimpses of the beauty of the world.—Journal, 11 December 1855
In society you will not find health, but in nature.—"Natural History of Massachusetts"
It is the faith with which we take medicine that cures us.—Journal, 27 June 1852
No doubt the healthiest man in the world is prevented from doing what he would like sickness.—Journal, 21 December 1855
The unwise are accustomed to speak as if some were not sick; but methinks the different between men in respect to health is not great enough to lay much stress upon.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
This stillness, solitude, wildness of nature is a kind of thoroughwort, or boneset, to my intellect. This is what I go out to seek.—Journal, 7 January 1857
To the healthy man the winter of his discontent never comes.—Journal, 13 October 1851
To the sick the doctors wisely recommend a change of air and scenery. Who chains me to this dull town?—"Resistance to Civil Government"