Health--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Health—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


21 Page Essay—How to Effectively Use Quotations in Your Classroom ©

97 Page Quotation Collection on Health

This 97 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Health. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Health, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Health:

Humans look just like livestock now. We achieve a state of buttery plumpness before we’ve even reached sexual maturity. We experience powerful cravings for food that is slowly making us sick. We are...programmed to eat the wrong food. We aren’t born calorie zombies, but that’s what we have become.

—Mark Schatzker

People who don’t know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it.

—Henrik Ibsen

Let’s face it, in America today we don’t have a health care system, we have a sick care system. We wait until people become obese, develop chronic diseases, or become disabled—and then we spend untold hundreds of billions annually to try to make them better.

--Tom Harkin

Health is more than the absence of disease. Health is about jobs and employment, education, the environment, and all of those things that go into making us healthy.

—Joycelyn Elders

If you ruin your body, where will you live?


According to the surgeon general, obesity today is officially an epidemic; it is arguably the most pressing public health problem we face, costing the health care system an estimated $90 billion a year. Three of every five Americans are overweight; one of every five is obese. The disease formerly known as adult-onset diabetes has had to be renamed Type II diabetes since it now occurs so frequently in children. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association predicts that a child born in 2000 has a one-in-three chance of developing diabetes. (An African American child’s chances are two in five.) Because of diabetes and all the other health problems that accompany obesity, today’s children may turn out to be the first generation of Americans whose life expectancy will actually be shorter than that of their parents. The problem is not limited to America: The United Nations reported that in 2000 the number of people suffering from over-nutrition—a billion—had officially surpassed the number suffering from malnutrition—800 million.

—Michael Pollan

As for food, half of my friends have dug their graves with their teeth.

--Chauncey M. Depew

Every cell and organ of your body tends to increase in function through regular exercise.

--Laurence J. Peter

You don’t have to brush all of your teeth—only the ones you want to keep.

Dentist Office Poster

Teen Pregnancy: It’s like being grounded for eighteen years.

Poster Slogan

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.

--John Kenneth Galbraith

Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment; greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear. The one way to get thin is to

re-establish a purpose in life.

--Cyril Connolly

The trouble with heart disease is that the first symptom is often hard to deal with: sudden death.

--Michael Phelps

A fast word about oral contraception. I asked a girl to go to bed with me and she said ‘no’.

--Woody Allen

Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess baggage, the shorter the trip.

--Arnold H. Glasow

Every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.

--Adelle Davis

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot be exerted, wealth is useless and reason is powerless.


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