Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. quote about health from Over the Teacups - If you mean to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.
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If you mean to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.
 Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Over the Teacups (1891). copy citation

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Author Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Source Over the Teacups
Topic health worry
Date 1891
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2689/2689-h/2689-h.htm

Context

“If every Green Mountain boy has not eaten a thousand times his weight in apple, pumpkin, squash, and mince pie, call me a dumpling. And Colonel Ethan Allen was one of them,—Ethan Allen, who, as they used to say, could wrench off the head of a wrought nail with his teeth.
If you mean to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better. You know enough not to eat or drink what you have found does not agree with you. You ought to know enough not to expose yourself needlessly to draughts. If you take a «constitutional,» walk with the wind when you can, and take a closed car against it if you can get one.” source

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