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Illness Quotes

I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

To be too conscious is an illness. A real thorough going illness.

Author: Fyodor Dostoevski (1821-1881)

Profession: Russian Novelist

There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievement from the second.

Author: Louis Dudek


If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick

Author: Ben Jonson (1573-1637)

Profession: British Dramatist, Poet

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.

Author: Charles Lamb (1775-1834)

Profession: British Essayist, Critic

The most important thing when ill, is to never lose heart.

Author: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)

Profession: Russian Revolutionary Leader

For every ailment under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none, If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it.

Author: Mother Goose


Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge we make promise only; pain we obey.

Author: Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

Profession: French Novelist

When an elderly woman was asked why she was standing in line to buy stamps from a teller when she could have used a stamp machine she replied: The machine won't ask me about my arthritis!

Author: Source Unknown


Oh, the blues ain't nothing but a good woman feeling bad.

Author: Georgia White


The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit