Mark Twain quote about health from Following the Equator - the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not.
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the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not.
 Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897). copy citation

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Author Mark Twain
Source Following the Equator
Topic health diet
Date 1897
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2895/2895-h/2895-h.htm

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“It was believed that the martyr died prophecying; that the prophecies sometimes foretold disaster, and it was considered a kindness to those upon whom it was to fall to drown the voice and keep them in ignorance of the misfortune that was to come.
CHAPTER XLIX.
He had had much experience of physicians, and said «the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not.»
—Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar.
It was a long journey—two nights, one day, and part of another day, from Bombay eastward to Allahabad; but it was always interesting, and it was not fatiguing.” source

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