Quotes

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” ~II Corinthians 5:7, ESV

“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” ~Chinese proverb

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” ~Don Williams, Jr., American novelist and poet, b. 1968

“The Truth is that contentment is not found in having everything we think we want but in choosing to be satisfied with what God has already provided. The Truth is that those who insist on having their own way often end up with unnecessary heartache, while those who wait on the Lord always get His best.” ~Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free

“The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the the sun. These are but streams, but God is the ocean.” ~Jonathan Edwards

“A veteran missionary to India was once asked, ‘What is the most difficult problem you ever faced?’ Without hesitation, he answered, ‘It was when my heart would grow cold before God. When that happened, I knew I was too busy. I also knew it was time to get away. So I would take my Bible and go off to the hills alone. I’d open my Bible to Matthew 27, the story of the crucifixion, and I would wrap my arms around the cross. And then,’ he said, ‘I’d be ready to go back to work.'” ~Author Unknown

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” ~Edward Stanley

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” ~Plato

“There is a necessity for a regulating discipline of exercise that, whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted.” ~Thomas de Quincey

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” ~Carol Welch

“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” ~Joan Welsh

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” ~A.A. Milne

“I always loved running… it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power.  You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”  ~Jesse Owens

“Jogging is very beneficial.  It’s good for your legs and your feet.  It’s also very good for the ground.  It makes it feel needed.”  ~Charles Schulz, Peanuts

“Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring.”  ~Jimmy Carter

“A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.”  ~Paul Dudley White

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.”  ~Steven Wright

“I dream of hiking into my old age.”  ~Marlyn Doan

“Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.  Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness.  I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.”  ~Soren Kierkegaard

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see.”  ~John Burroughs

“Walking:  the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.”  ~Carrie Latet

“Walking is good for solving problems – it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists.”  ~Terri Guillemets

“If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish.”  ~Charles Dickens

“Walking takes longer… than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.  Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.  Life is already too short to waste on speed.”  ~Edward Abbey, “Walking”

“[Hiking] is the best workout!… You can hike for three hours and not even realize you’re working out.  And, hiking alone lets me have some time to myself.”  ~Jamie Luner

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”  ~World Health Organization, 1948

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”  ~Irish Proverb

“My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.”  ~Terri Guillemets

“Health is a large word.  It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;… and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.”  ~James H. West

“The scientific truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don’t worry.”  ~Robert Hutchison, 1932

“The best six doctors anywhere

And no one can deny it

Are sunshine, water, rest, and air,

Exercise and diet.

These six will gladly you attend

If only you are willing

Your mind they’ll ease

Your will they’ll mend

And charge you not a shilling.”

~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990

“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Husbands are like wine. They take a long time to mature.” ~from Letters to Juliet

3 responses to “Quotes

  1. Love that anonymous Indian missionary quote. So ready to take to the hills with my Bible … this weekend!! Love you, Mel. shel

  2. Kathy aka mom

    Enjoyed reading your quotes. Enjoy your weekend with your sis and family.
    Love and hugs

  3. Love these quotes as I have my self a website with quotes about life. Thought it would be wise to share my favorite quote: “It’s the choices that make us who we are, and we can always choose to do what’s right.” – Peter Parker

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