Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.

Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.

Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle.

I am not from your world or this one; I was born on the Sun. Sometimes our world becomes overcrowded because our people live so long. Our people are almost free of wars and illness, and sometimes our government officials send colonies to neighboring worlds.

There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure.

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

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

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

The secret of learning to be sick is this: Illness doesn’t make you less of what you were. You are still you.

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

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

Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say “What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?” If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with it as though we were having that illness.

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.

The easiest time to cure an illness is before it is accepted as a part of the self-image.

If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill.

Look into the depths of your own soul and learn first to know yourself, then you will understand why this illness was bound to come upon you and perhaps you will thenceforth avoid falling ill.

Romantic love is mental illness. But it’s a pleasurable one. It’s a drug. It distorts reality, and that’s the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.

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.

My illness is due to my doctor’s insistence that I drink milk, a whitish fluid they force down helpless babies.

To safeguard one’s health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.

The more serious the illness, the more important it is for you to fight back, mobilizing all your resources-spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical.

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.

Falling ill is not something that happens to us, it is a choice we make as a result of things happening to us

An illness is like a journey into a far country; it sifts all one’s experience and removes it to a point so remote that it appears like a vision.

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

The denial of suffering is, in fact a better definition of illness than its acceptance.

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.

Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy.

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.

For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill.