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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.
- Plato was aware that divination is something inferior that pertains to the non-rational soul. The main point is that they [clairvoyants] name their illnesses, especially chronic nervous disorders that are not yet fully developed. Also, rheumatism, toothaches, yield to magnetism. Remarkably, it seems to have an effect on the maladies of menstruation. The somnambulists especially know how to specify these disorders and it is easy to admit that they discover deficiencies. They describe these conditions, but in an entirely ordinary manner, not in the manner of one who understands anatomy. Then they indicate the remedy for their disease.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Lectures on the Philosophy of Spirit, 1827-8
- He was despised and was avoided by men,
- A man who was meant for pains and was familiar with sickness.
- It was as if his face were hidden from us.
- He was despised, and we held him as of no account.
- Truly he himself carried our sicknesses,
- And he bore our pains.
- But we considered him as plagued, stricken by God and afflicted.
- But he was pierced for our transgression; He was crushed for our errors.
- He bore the :punishment for our peace,
- And because of his wounds we were healed.
- 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.