„The true index of a man’s character is the health of his wife.“

—  Cyril Connolly, book The Unquiet Grave, The Unquiet Grave (1944), Part II: Te Palinure Petens (p. 64)
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„Good breeding in cattle depends on physical health, but in men on a well-formed character.“

—  Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory
Freeman (1948), p. 151 Variant: Strength of body is nobility only in beasts of burden, strength of character is nobility in man. Durant (1939), Ch. XVI, §II, p. 354; citing C. Bakewell, Sourcebook in Ancient Philosophy, New York, 1909, "Fragment 57" Variant: In cattle excellence is displayed in strength of body; but in men it lies in strength of character.

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„Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961
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„The imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
1870s, Society and Solitude (1870), Books, Letters and Social Aims http://www.rwe.org/comm/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=5&id=74&Itemid=149 (1876), Poetry and Imagination

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„To such a discovery and investigation what more suitable name could one give than that of Medicine? since it was discovered for the health of man, for his nourishment and safety“

—  Hippocrates ancient Greek physician -460 - -370 BC
Ancient Medicine, Context: [N]ecessity itself made medicine to be sought out and discovered by men, since the same things when administered to the sick, which agreed with them when in good health, neither did nor do agree with them. But to go still further back, I hold that the diet and food which people in health now use would not have been discovered, provided it had suited with man to eat and drink in like manner as the ox, the horse, and all other animals... And, at first, I am of opinion that man used the same sort of food, and that the present articles of diet had been discovered and invented only after a long lapse of time.... [I]t is likely that the greater number, and those who had weaker constitutions, would all perish; whereas the stronger would hold out for a longer time, as even nowadays some, in consequence of using strong articles of food, get off with little trouble, but others with much pain and suffering. From this necessity it appears to me that they would search out the food befitting their nature, and thus discover that which we now use: and that from wheat, by macerating it, stripping it of its hull, grinding it all down, sifting, toasting, and baking it, they formed bread; and from barley they formed cake (maza), performing many operations in regard to it; they boiled, they roasted, they mixed, they diluted those things which are strong and of intense qualities with weaker things, fashioning them to the nature and powers of man, and considering that the stronger things Nature would not be able to manage if administered, and that from such things pains, diseases, and death would arise, but such as Nature could manage, that from them food, growth, and health, would arise. To such a discovery and investigation what more suitable name could one give than that of Medicine? since it was discovered for the health of man, for his nourishment and safety, as a substitute for that kind of diet by which pains, diseases, and deaths were occasioned.<!--pp. 162-164

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„While from inward health doth flow,
Beloved of all, true bliss which mortals seek.“

—  Aeschylus, Eumenides
Oresteia (458 BC), Eumenides, Ἐκ δ᾽ ὑγιεί- ας φρενῶν ὁ πάμφιλος καὶ πολύευκτος ὄλβος. lines 535–537 (tr. Anna Swanwick)

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