Illness or sickness is the physical consequence of having a disease or other medical condition, typified by things such as weakness, discomfort, coughing, sneezing, and nausea.
- The best of remedies is a beefsteak
Against sea-sickness; try it, sir, before
You sneer, and I assure you this is true,
For I have found it answer—so may you.
- The best therapy for the imaginary invalid is very simple, but rarely applied. The subject should be taken to a place where people must bear atrocious sufferings and the loss of all human dignity.
- Fausto Cercignani in: Brian Morris, Simply Transcribed. Quotations from Writings by Fausto Cercignani, 2014, quote 46.
- A malady
Preys on my heart that med'cine cannot reach.
- Charles Maturin, Bertram (first staged May 9, 1816), Act IV, scene 2.
- This sickness doth infect
The very life-blood of our enterprise.
- He had a fever when he was in Spain,
And when the fit was on him, I did mark
How he did shake; 'tis true, this god did shake:
His coward lips did from their colour fly,
And that same eye whose bend doth awe the world
Did lose his lustre.
- What, is Brutus sick,
And will he steal out of his wholesome bed,
To dare the vile contagion of the night?
- My long sickness
Of health and living now begins to mend,
And nothing brings me all things.
- I've known my lady (for she loves a tune)
For fevers take an opera in June:
And, though perhaps you'll think the practice bold,
A midnight park is sov'reign for a cold.
- Edward Young, Love of Fame (1725-28), Satire V, line 185.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 706-07.
- But when ill indeed,
E'en dismissing the doctor don't always succeed.
- George Colman the Younger, Broad Grins, Lodgings for Single Gentlemen, Stanza 7.
- Sickness is a belief, to be annihilated by the divine Mind.
- Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, Chapter XIV.
- Prevention is better than cure.
- Erasmus, Adagia. Same idea in Ovid—De Remedia Amoris. 91. Persius—Satires, III. 63. Livy—Works, III. 61 and V. 36.
- I've that within for which there are no plasters.
- David Garrick, Prologue to Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer.
- Some maladies are rich and precious and only to be acquired by the right of inheritance or purchased with gold.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mosses from an Old Manse, The Old Manse, The Procession of Life.
- The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
- Isaiah. I. 5.
- An' I thowt 'twur the will o' the Lord, but Miss Annie she said it wur draäins,
For she bedn't naw coomfut in 'er, an' arn'd naw thanks fur 'er paäins.
- Alfred Tennyson, Village Wife.