51 Quotes to Help You Recover from Being Sick

When you are sick, it can affect your whole worldview and make things feel depressing. And depression will often make you recover from illness more slowly, according to many medical professionals.

So having a positive and helpful mindset, combined with following your doctor’s advice and a healthy diet will be very helpful to you to recover more quickly. Regular exercise and a solid sleep schedule will also be very helpful when you are feeling sick. Yes, we know it sounds basic and maybe trite, but these basic things will help you immensely.

To help you keep your mind focused on recovering more quickly, we have assembled the best collection of quotes about being sick below.

Quotes about being Sick

1. “Being sick feels like you’re wearing someone else’s glasses.” – Megan Boyle

2.“Everywhere you can find sick people!” – Deyth Banger

3.“I never had a conscious fear of death, but I did have a conscious fear of sickness. By the time I completed medical school, that fear was gone.” – Sherwin B. Nuland

4.“Be not sick too late, nor well too soon.” – Benjamin Franklin

5.“Anorexia, you starve yourself. Bulimia, you binge and purge. You eat huge amounts of food until you’re sick and then you throw up. And anorexia, you just deny yourself. It’s about control.” – Tracey Gold

6.“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.” – Samuel Butler

7.“Being sick is just your body’s way of saying you are way too awesome, and you need to slow down.” – Unknown

8.“I’m just as sick as the others, although I prefer to do my sickness in private.” – Mick Mars

9.“Even when I’m sick and depressed, I love life.” – Arthur Rubinstein

10.“Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.” – Marcel Prous

11.“I’m tired of hearing sin called sickness and alcoholism a disease. It is the only disease I know of that we’re spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to spread.” – Vance Havner

12.“Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body.” – Leonardo da Vinci

13.“It’s no longer a question of staying healthy. It’s a question of finding a sickness you like.” – Jackie Mason

14. “Interesting things always come from being really exhausted and really sick.” – Adam Driver

15. “If you start to think of your physical and moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

16.“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.” – Mother Goose

17.“Many a death was precipitated by the food, the job, or the medication whose main function was to postpone it.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

18.“I don’t know why you call it morning sickness, because I was sick all day and night!” – Soleil Moon Frye

19.“Sickness is mankind’s greatest defect.” – Georg C. Lichtenberg

20.“Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.” – Khalil Gibran

21.“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” – Fannie Lou Hamer

22. “My relationship with my body has changed. I used to consider it as a servant who should obey, function, give pleasure. In sickness, you realize that you are not the boss. It is the other way around.” – Federico Fellini

23.“Nothing is wrong in taking medicine when you’re sick, but something is wrong if It is been taking by you to cure the headache of another.” – Bamigboye Olurotimi

24.“To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.” – Charles Lamb

25. “Staying indoors daily will eventually make you sick.” – Steven Magee

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26.“Worrying about getting sick can make you sick.” – Unknown

27.“Sick? –What’s sick? Who is ‘well’? Do you imagine, if you or I were minutely examined, we would be one hundred percent ‘well’?” – Joyce Carol Oates

28.“Nothing’s scarier than having a sick child, and one so newly born, and so vulnerable. It’s the worst thing for a parent.” – Kenneth Oppel

29.“The sick is the greatest danger for the healthy; it is not from the strongest that harm comes to the strong, but from the weakest.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

30.“Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.” – Charles Simmons

31.“Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it.” – Unknown

32.“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.” – Louis Dudek

33.“Sometimes it’s the person giving you the medicine who’s making you sick.” – Steve Maraboli

34.“There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.” – Henry David Thoreau

35.“You can’t afford to get sick, and you can’t depend on the present health care system to keep you well. It’s up to you to protect and maintain your body’s innate capacity for health and healing by making the right choices in how you live.” – Andrew Weil

36.“The art of being sick is not the same as the art of getting well.” – Tony Snow

37.“You can’t have healing without sickness.” – T.D. Jakes

38.“When our bodies are sick and people extend their sympathy, bring us soup, offer up solutions. When our minds are sick, people tend to shy away from you, be afraid, or call you outright crazy. I’m fascinated by the way society and individuals view mental illness, and most of my shorts comment on that.” – Anna Akana

39. “You may think that you are well, but you will not secure health until you think thoughts that produce health. You may persistently affirm that you are well, but so long as you live in discord, confusion, worry, fear and other wrong states of mind, you will be sick; that is, you will be as you think and not what you think you are. You may state health in your thought, but if you give worry, fear and discord to that thought, your thinking will produce discord. It is not what we state in our thoughts, but what we give to our thoughts that determine results.” – Christian D. Larson

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40.“We mostly don’t get sick. Most often, bacteria are keeping us well.” – Bonnie Bassler

41.“I was a hundred-percent sick, I felt as if I had no further use for my legs, they just hung over the edge of my bed like unimportant and rather ridiculous objects.” – Louis-Ferdinand Céline

42.“What if…the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong? What if I was over-exaggerating the pain, weakness, and weird sensations?” – Jennifer Starzec

43.“If you feel sick and tired of how things are in your life, chances are it’s because you’re making yourself sick and tired – by engaging in too many energy leaking things.” – Karen Salmansohn

44.“We spend the first half of our lives making ourselves sick, and the second half of our lives trying to make ourselves un-sick.” – Kevin W. Reese

45.“Health is not valued till sickness comes.” – Thomas Fuller

46.“When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor.” – Herbert Hoover

47.“Health is relative. There is no such thing as an absolute state of health or sickness. Everyone’s physical, mental, and emotional condition is a combination of both.” – Theodore Isaac Rubin

48.“People think celebrities don’t have to worry about human things like sickness and death and rent. It’s like you’ve traveled to this Land of Celebrity, this other country.” – David Duchovny

49.“We have all learned that addiction and mental illnesses are illnesses, and I think a lot of people overlook that it is a chemical imbalance; it’s like cancer, a sickness, and people need to see it as that.” – Poppy Delevingne

50.“The more alien that you make your environment, the more likely it is that you will be sick.” – Unknown

51.“Smile is right medicine for your sickness.” – Unknown

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Use these Quotes about Being Sick to help you Feel Better

Health is the most important for everyone, but our lives are busy. We all feel we are running out of time and we have thousands of demands to meet. Yes, stress has become a part of everyday life. The anxiety and worry have become our middle names. As a result, we have forgotten to live in peace. We don’t relax our bodies enough and take our health for granted.

And then suddenly there comes a day when our bodies can’t take it anymore. We become sick. Sickness is an unhealthy condition of body and sometimes even the mind. Perhaps a little time invested for our health might yield good results. The above quotes about being sick and focusing on your health will help motivate yourself to keep healthy. Be sure to write down your favorite quote, or even print the whole page and keep it with you.


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