The part can never be well unless the whole is well.

I hope this collection of quotes will inspire you to approach health — your health — from a holistic point of view.

Our wellbeing is a priority no matter how you look at it, and we must let go of the idea that body and mind are somehow separated from each other.

Because they are not. And as you learn to get in touch with your body, mind, and even spirit, you realize that true health can only be that of the whole.

Holistic health in a nutshell

How do you define good health? Is it a number on the scale? Absence of physical pain? A gym membership?

Most of us have actually realized, at least intuitively, that wellbeing is much more complex than a single number or state.

The holistic approach sees health as the harmony between all the elements of our being — mind, body, and spirit.

They all need nourishment. They all need to be taken care of. And they all are deeply interconnected.

Quotes about holistic health

The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and wellbeing. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.

Greg Anderson

Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.

Kristi Ling

Sufficient sleep, exercise, healthy food, friendship, and peace of mind are necessities, not luxuries.

Mark Halperin

Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit — the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of wellbeing.

Greg Anderson

Compassion suits our physical condition, whereas anger, fear, and distrust are harmful to our wellbeing. Therefore, just as we learn the importance of physical hygiene to physical health, to ensure healthy minds we need to learn some kind of emotional hygiene.

Dalai Lama

I have always valued care for my body and my mind and have had a holistic approach to life. I always thought this was of the utmost importance in my tennis.

Novak Djokovic

In order to have skin that glows and looks healthy and actually is healthy, you need to look at the whole picture and have a holistic approach to it. A lot of it is exercising regularly, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and keeping stress down.

Allison Williams

Taking the time to meditate is as important as taking the time to breathe. One pumps oxygen into the body, the other pumps peace into the mind.

Marianne Williamson

Health and beauty is not just about what you apply. If you don’t have it together on the inside, then nothing else is going to matter.

Nia Peeples

A more holistic view encompassing mental, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual wellness as important as physical health is now defined, understood, and aspirational.

Pooja Bedi

What you need to do is build the house you will live in. You build that house by laying a solid foundation: by building physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

James Altucher

To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.

Albert Schweitzer

Health is an announcement of agreement between your body, mind, and spirit. Honor your body, keep it in good shape. When you are not healthy, look to see which parts of you disagree. Your body will demonstrate the truth to you.

Neale Donald Walsch

Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy, and spirit you possess or takes away from it.

Ann Wigmore

Wellbeing is about the combination of our love for what we do each day, the quality of our relationships, the security of our finances, the vibrancy of our physical health, and the pride we take in what we have contributed to our communities.

Tom Rath

Quotes about holistic healing

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

It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are — not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within — that you can begin to take control.

Oprah Winfrey

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

Ann Wigmore

Spiritual healing occurs as we begin to consciously reconnect with our essential being — the wise, loving, powerful, creative entity that we are at our core.

Shakti Gawain

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas Edison

The use of love is to heal. When it flows without effort from the depth of the self, love creates health.

Deepak Chopra

In minds crammed with thoughts, organs clogged with toxins, and bodies stiffened with neglect, there is just no space for anything else.

Alison Rose Levy

Short quotes about holistic health

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli

Create healthy habits, not restrictions.


Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being.

Miles J. Stanford

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.

Thomas Jefferson

Don’t eat anything incapable of rotting.

Michael Pollan

One cannot think crooked and walk straight.


The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

Caroline Myss

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit.

B. K. S. Iyengar

The mind and body are not separate. What affects one affects the other.


Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.


Your body hears everything your mind says.

Naomi Judd

What drains your spirit drains your body. What fuels your spirit fuels your body.

Caroline Myss

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.