HEALTH AS A DUTY – Buddha: To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Paul Walker: You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae. Buddha: Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death. WEALTH – Mahatma Gandhi: It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Anne Wilson Schaef: Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account. JOKING ABOUT HEALTH – Johnny Carson: I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself. HEALTH IS THE SOUL – Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it. Tom Stoppard: A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. Robert Urich: A healthy outside starts from the inside. Dalai Lama: Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded. CANCER AS A PASSPORT TO INTIMACY – Bruce Feiler: Cancer is a passport to intimacy. It is an invitation, maybe even a mandate, to enter the most vital arenas of human life, the most sensitive and the most frightening, the ones that we never want to go to — but when we do go there, we feel incredibly transformed. TREATMENT – Chungliang Al Huang: Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz – something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding. G.M. Trevelyan: I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. Publilius Syrus: Some remedies are worse than the disease. PROVERBS ABOUT HEALTH – Italian Proverb: He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not. Spanish Proverb: A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. Arabian Proverb: He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.