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Avraham Grodzinski

There are usually no benefits from becoming angry at others. Your anger does not help you and the subject of your anger usually pays less attention to what you are saying than if you would have said it tactfully and patiently. Becoming angry merely causes harm to your health and makes you feel miserable.

Anger | Attention | Character | Harm | Health |

Victor Hugo

Wisdom is the health of the soul.

Character | Health | Soul | Wisdom |

Philo, aka Philo of Alexandria, Philo Judaeus, Philo Judaeus of Alexandria, Yedidia, "Philon", and Philo the Jew NULL

The health of the soul is to have its faculties - reason, high spirit, and desire - happily tempered, with reason in command, and reining in both the other two, like restive horses. The special name of this health is temperance.

Character | Desire | Health | Reason | Soul | Spirit |

Albert Schweitzer

Happiness! That's nothing more than good health and a poor memory.

Character | Good | Health | Memory | Nothing |

O. Carl Simonton

The more I can love everything - the trees, the land, the water, my fellow men, women, and children, and myself - the more health I am going to experience and the more of my real self I am going to be.

Character | Children | Experience | Health | Land | Love | Men | Self | Wisdom |

Lawrence Sterne, alternatively Laurence Sterne

Nothing in this life, after health and virtue, is more estimable than knowledge, nor is there anything so easily attained, or so cheaply purchased, the labor, only sitting still, and the expense but time, which, if we do not spend, we cannot save.

Character | Health | Knowledge | Labor | Life | Life | Nothing | Time | Virtue | Virtue |

Honoré de Balzac

Vivacity is the health of the spirit.

Health | Spirit | Wisdom |

Henry Bolingbroke, Henry IV of England

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.

Body | Health | Individual | Liberty | Man | Pleasure | Society | Wisdom | Happiness |

William Bolitho, pen name for Charles William Ryall

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.

Body | Health | Individual | Liberty | Man | Pleasure | Society | Wisdom | Happiness |

J. E. Boodin

There is the laughter which is born out of the pure joy of living, the spontaneous expression of health and energy - the secret laughter of the child. This is a gift of God. There is the warm laughter of the kindly soul which heartens the discouraged, gives health to the sick and comfort to the dying... There is, above all, the laughter that comes from the eternal joy of creation, the joy of making the world new, the joy of expressing the inner riches of the soul - laughter that triumphs over pain and hardship in the passion for an enduring ideal, the joy of bringing the light of happiness, of truth and beauty into a dark world. This is divine laughter par excellence.

Beauty | Comfort | Energy | Eternal | Excellence | God | Health | Joy | Laughter | Light | Pain | Passion | Riches | Soul | Truth | Wisdom | World | Riches | Hardship | Beauty |

Paul Bourget, fully Paul Charles Joseph Bourget

Unhappiness indicates wrong thinking; just as ill health indicates bad regimen.

Health | Thinking | Unhappiness | Wisdom | Wrong |

G. K. Chesterton, fully Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Digestion exists for health, and health exists for life, and life exists for the love of music or beautiful things.

Health | Life | Life | Love | Music | Wisdom |

G. K. Chesterton, fully Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The trouble about always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.

Body | Health | Mind | Wisdom | Trouble |