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Body Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Body

Please enjoy these Body Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

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We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious,
and manifests itself in the body.
- Irene Claremont de Castillejo

 

An insincere and evil friend is more
to be feared than a wild beast;
a wild beast may wound your body,
but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- The Buddha

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

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Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

The primal rhythmic power
and resonant sound of waves on the shore
are like the earth's heartbeat,
and become our connection with the body of nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

The manifest universe is the body of God ...
all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
- Pythagoras

When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect,
but of all human contemplations,
the most abhorrent is body without mind.
- Thomas Jefferson

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Your own body is a manifestation of God,
and if you honor your body everything will change for you
- don Miguel Ruiz

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The body is a sacred garment.
- Martha Graham

Happiness is not being pained in body, or troubled in mind.
- Thomas Jefferson

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

Take care of your body.
It's the only place you have to live.
- Jim Rohn

I think it's more important to be fit so that you can
be healthy and enjoy activities than it is to have a good body.
- Rachel Blanchard

If a man achieves victory over this body,
who in the world can exercise power over him? He who
rules himself rules over the whole world.
- Vinoba Bhave

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing,
peace is the measure.
- Phyllis McGinley

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is
as friendly to the mind as to the body.
- Joseph Addison

Think with your whole body.
- Taisen Deshimaru

A worker in the rural reconstruction must have:
The body of an athlete
The attitude of a teacher
The mind of a scientist
The heart of a missionary
The spirit of a crusader.
- Jimmy Yen

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means,
you have missed the body of the poem.
- M. H. Abrams

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt,
head in the sun, heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body,
but the soul.
- Alfred Austin

Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods -
these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving
them raw materials for building body fat.
- Neal Barnard

After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
- Bette Midler

True silence is the rest of the mind,
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn

I have the body of an eighteen year old.
I keep it in the fridge.
- Spike Milligan

I have a healthy body, free of the chemicals that once controlled it.
- Lorna Luft

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

Food for the body is not enough.
There must be food for the soul.
- Dorothy Day

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body;
the two are ever united.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I don't think about it, I just have it.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely
as the food that enters the body.
- Pat Buchanan

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

You can chain me, you can torture me,
you can even destroy this body,
but you will never imprison my mind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It's a huge change for your body.
You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby,
because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.
- Cindy Crawford

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry,
and one who has any faith in God
should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

It takes more than just a good looking body.
You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
- Epictetus

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
- Carl Sagan

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in
them and that is eternity.
- Edvard Munch

In these times, God's people must trust him for rest of body and soul.
- David Wilkerson

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

A married woman has the same right to control her own
body as does an unmarried woman.
- Sol Wachtler

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body,
the mind, and the heart.
And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise,
study, and love.
- Alan Bleasdale

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

You gotta have a body.
- Jayne Mansfield

When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up,
with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.
- Heather Locklear

Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.
- Marquis de Sade

I like the body.
I like to design everything to do with the body.
- Gianni Versace

I don't need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman.
- Courtney Love

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -
who has no gills.
- Ambrose Bierce

I feel pretty good.
My body actually looks like an old banana,
but it's fine.
- Mike Piazza

The tendency of old age to the body,
say the physiologists,
is to form bone.
It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old
man whose opinions are not ossified.
- Bob Wells

Your body hears everything your mind says.
- Naomi Judd


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