40 Healthy Living Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Healthiest Life

Quotes are short excerpts that can pack an inspirational punch.  Some literary gems can even spark and motivate positive changes in our lives.  Let these 40 remarkable quotes inspire you to live your healthiest life.

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Do You Love Quotes too?

I love quotes, don’t you?  I find so much inspiration and motivation in elegantly constructed sentences. 

Some quotes have given me so much hope, determination and the strength to follow a healthy direction. 

I keep a journal of my favorites that I read again and again.  I read them when I need a reminder or an extra boost in positivity. 

If you love quotes too, we are not alone.   There are a tremendous number of people, across the globe, that enjoy quotes.  And there are entire websites and books devoted to only quotes.

Quotes are Cherished Wisdom from Notable People

The most shared quotes are from accomplished and famous people.  There are some people that have a way with words.  Expressing an idea or a thought can be difficult sometimes.  But then you read a quote from someone famous and they have that exact thought. They have worded this thought so well that it resonates with your mind and soul.  

It can be comforting to know that you are not alone in your thoughts and beliefs. 

Or maybe you happen to come across a quote that stops you in your tracks?  You think for a minute or two and a lightbulb goes on in your head.  “YES! “ You say to yourself.  “That makes complete sense now.”  It answered that nagging question your may or may not have known you were asking. 

Thus, quotes can spark an epiphany.

Words are Powerful

It amazes me that so few words can hold such immense wisdom and evoke strong emotions.  Sure, it is great to read an essay or novel.  But a quote is a short, quick and easy read that can pack a tremendous punch. 

Healthy Living Quotes that Inspire Me

So, I thought I would share a list of my favorite healthy living quotes. I hope you find them as powerful as I do. These words have given me so much already.  And as I read them again, I am inspired even more.  

I hope these sayings offer you the same wisdom and strength to change your life for the healthier. 


If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

– Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr –


If you want to be happy, be

– Leo Tolstoy –


He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.

– Friedrich Nietzsche –


Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

– Lou Holtz –



The greatest miracle on Earth is the human body. It is stronger and wiser than you may realize and improving its ability to self-heal is within your control.   

– Dr Fabrizio Mancini –


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

– George Bernard Shaw –


Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.  

– Neale Donald Walsch –


The doctors of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.  

– Thomas Edison –


Those who think they have no time for healthy eating, will sooner or later have to find time for illness.

– Edward Stanley –


The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.

– Ann Wigmore –


Eat to live, don’t live to eat.

– Benjamin Franklin –


All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

–  Charles M. Schulz –



Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

–  Hippocrates –


Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.

–  Janice Trachtman –


Every morning’s dew is a fresh breath of a new beginning.

–  Jessica Edouard –


The right time is now, pursue your dreams!

–  Lailah Gifty Akita –


Health is much more dependent on our habits and nutrition than on medicine

John Lubbock


One person’s success is another’s first step, only you can rate your achievements and find peace within yourself.

–  Robert Zeidan –


Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

– Harriet Beecher Stowe –


Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

– Robert H. Schuller –


Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

– Will Rogers –


Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

– Lao Tzu –


Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy.

– Groucho Marx –


Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.

– Nido Qubein –


There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; or you can live as if everything is a miracle.

– Albert Einstein –



Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!

– Yvonne Pierre –


Today, you have 100% of your life left.  

– Tom Landry –


Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.  

– Bethenny Frankel –


You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

– Michael Jordan –


Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

–  Lou Holtz –


You need to be healthy. You don’t need to be thin. You don’t need to be a certain size or shape or look good in a bikini. You need to be able to run without feeling like you’re going to puke. You need to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded. You need to drink half your body weight in ounces of water every single day. You need to stretch and get good sleep and stop medicating every ache and pain. You need to stop filling your body with garbage like Diet Coke and fast food and lattes that are a million and a half calories. You need to take in fuel for your body that hasn’t been processed and fuel for your mind that is positive and encouraging. You need to get up off the sofa or out of the bed and move around. Get out of the fog that you have been living in and see your life for what it is.

–  Rachel Hollis –


The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.

– unknown –


I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

– Joseph Campbell –



Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible.  

–  Audrey Hepburn


The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

– Scott Hamilton –


There’s a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it

– Josh Billings –

I hope you enjoyed these quotes as much as I do.  My wish is that it sparks you into moving towards healthy living.  Change isn’t easy, but it is possible.  It is time to live your healthiest life! 


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  1. Absolutely great collection of quotes! this might have been the best grouping of inspirational quotes for me at this exact time.

    Hard to say really so many good ones but the long quote of the group by Rachel Hollis was definitely the one that hit me


  2. sometimes we associate our situations in life through quotes, it motivates us and helps us to move forward or accept a change in us. My fave here is no. 31😬. very true!

  3. I received a fortune cookie in college with the quote “First things first.” And whenever I feel overwhelmed, or stuck I always go back to this super simple quote! It’s amazing how simple quotes can be so inspiring.

  4. My favorite quote is that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you deal with it. This is so applicable to the challenging times we are living in today! Our responses can mean the difference between peace and frustration!

  5. These are great! My grandmother had the Benjamin Franklin quote, “Eat to live, don’t live to eat,” displayed on a pig-shaped placard hanging next to her kitchen table. I read it every time I sat there and smiled from the time I could first read, practically. But I never knew who said it, so it’s cool to find that out. Also, I love that first quote by MLK; he has some great ones!

  6. These are some great quotes that help to inspire. I love them too, as they can give someone a positive outlook on life, especially during the unprecedented times we are experiencing today!

  7. Wow, you’ve put together some outstanding quotes and words everyone should live by. Have definitely bookmarked and shared with others. Great Job! 🙂

  8. These are all very motivating but I love the Audrey Hepburn quote, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.” Great list. Thank you so much!

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