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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Health
 
A cool mouth and warm feet live long.  George Herbert.  1
A dry cough is the trumpeter of death.  2
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.  3
After dinner sit awhile, after supper walk a mile.  4
After melon wine is a felon.  5
After pear, wine or the priest.  6
After stuffing pears within, drink old wine until they swim.  Spanish.  7
Against diseases known, the strongest fence
Is the defensive virtue, abstinence.  Franklin.
  8
Air coming in at a window is as bad as a cross-bow shot.  9
Always rise from the table with an appetite and you will never sit down without one.  William Penn.  10
As he who has health is young, so he who owes nothing is rich.  11
Be old betimes that thou mayest long be so.  12
Better lose a supper than have a hundred physicians.  Spanish.  13
By the side of sickness health becomes sweet.  Welsh.  14
Cover your head by day as much as you will, by night as much as you can.  15
Don’t stop the way of a bull or of a current of air.  Spanish.  16
Good health is above wealth.  17
Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other.  Spectator.  18
Health and understanding are the two great blessings of life.  Greek.  19
Health is happiness.  20
Health is the vital principle of bliss.  Thomson.  21
He that sits with his back to a draft sits with his face to a coffin.  Spanish.  22
He that goes to bed thirsty rises healthy.  23
He that wants health wants everything.  French.  24
He that would be healthy must eat temperately and sup early.  Spanish.  25
He that would be healthy must wear his winter clothes in summer.  Spanish.  26
He who has not health has nothing.  27
He who is well has half won the battle.  Portuguese.  28
He who never was sick dies the first.  29
Health and cheerfulness make beauty, finery and cosmetics cost many a lie.  Spanish.  30
Health consists with temperance alone.  Pope.  31
Health dwells with the peasant.  German.  32
Health is better than wealth.  Turkish.  33
Health is great riches.  34
Health is not valued till sickness comes.  35
Health is the most admirable manifestation of right living.  Humboldt.  36
Health without money is a half malady.  Italian.  37
If you would be healthy be wise betimes.  Portuguese.  38
Keep your feet dry and your head cool and for the rest live like a beast.  39
Let him cool in the skin he sat in.  40
Not to wish to recover is a mortal symptom.  Spanish.  41
Of the malady a man fears, he dies.  Spanish.  42
Spare diet and no trouble keep a man in good health.  43
Strong folks have strong maladies.  German.  44
Study sickness while you are well.  45
There are no riches like health.  46
Three things kill a man; a scorching sun, suppers and cares.  Spanish.  47
To rise at five, dine at nine, sup at five, go to bed at nine makes a man live to ninety-nine.  French.  48
To rise at six, eat at ten, sup at six, go to bed at ten makes a man live years ten times ten.  French.  49
To the well man every day is a feast day.  Turkish.  50
 
 
We are usually the best men when in the worst health.  51
When you are well keep as you are.  French.  52
Without health life is not life, life is lifeless.  Greek.  53
 
 
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