Health and Illness

Mark Twain

He had had much experience of physicians, and said "the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not."
- Following the Equator
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain
There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and ever eatable, drinkable and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry. - Mark Twain's Autobiography
Under our free institutions anybody can poison himself that wants to and will pay the price.
- Mark Twain's Autobiography
Illness far as being on the verge of being a sick man I don't take any stock in that. I have been on the verge of being an angel all of my life, but it's never happened yet.
- Mark Twain, a Biography
One should not bring sympathy to a sick man. It is always kindly meant, and of course it has to be taken- but it isn't much of an improvement on castor oil. One who has a sick man's true interest at heart will forbear spoken sympathy, and bring him surreptitious soup and fried oysters and other trifles that the doctor has tabooed.
- Letter to Mrs. Fairbanks

Günther W. Frank
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