100 Quotes From Top Selling Health and Wellness Books

1. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

  • “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.”
  • “You are the universe expressing itself as a human for a little while.”
  • “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”
  • “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.”
  • “All problems are illusions of the mind.”

2. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger

  • “The more we interfere with the body’s natural balance, the more we increase the likelihood of illness.”
  • “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
  • “The best diet is the one that reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases.”
  • “Every bite of food is either fighting disease or feeding it.”
  • “Genetics loads the gun, but lifestyle pulls the trigger.”

3. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

  • “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”
  • “You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.”
  • “Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.”
  • “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.”
  • “The most effective way to change your habits is to focus not on what you want to achieve, but on who you wish to become.”

Becoming by Michelle Obama

  • “For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self.”
  • “Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience.”
  • “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”
  • “There is power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.”
  • “Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.”

5. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

  • “Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean.”
  • “Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.”
  • “Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.”
  • “Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.”
  • “Your happiness is dependent upon your perception and not upon external circumstances.”

6. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

  • “You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.”
  • “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back.”
  • “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it.”
  • “The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.”
  • “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day.”

7. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

  • “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
  • “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”
  • “The whiter the bread, the sooner you’re dead.”
  • “Don’t get your fuel from the same place your car does.”
  • “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.”

8. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

  • “Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
  • “Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.”
  • “Effort counts twice.”
  • “Without effort, your talent is nothing more than your unmet potential. Without effort, your skill is nothing more than what you could have done but didn’t.”
  • “The gritty individual approaches achievement as a marathon; his or her advantage is stamina.”

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9. The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet by Robb Wolf

  • “The Paleo diet is the healthiest way you can eat because it is the ONLY nutritional approach that works with your genetics to help you stay lean, strong and energetic!”
  • “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
  • “The modern diet is slowly killing us.”
  • “Agriculture was the worst mistake in the history of the human race.”
  • “Sleep, sun, sex, and play: the forgotten keys to health and wellness.”

10. The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod

  • “Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.”
  • “The moment you accept responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you gain the power to change anything in your life.”
  • “Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. You can’t change your outer world without changing your inner world.”
  • “Where you are is a result of who you were, but where you go depends entirely on who you choose to be.”
  • “The only thing that stands between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”

11. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

  • “Becoming is better than being.”
  • “The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.”
  • “Why waste time proving over and over how great you are when you could be getting better?”
  • “The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset.”
  • “Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going.”

12. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

  • “The body keeps the score: if the memory of trauma is encoded in the viscera, in heartbreaking and gut-wrenching emotions, in autoimmune disorders and skeletal/muscular problems, then one must address these issues in order to heal.”
  • “Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.”
  • “Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: The past is alive in the form of gnawing interior discomfort.”
  • “Once you realize that the source of your suffering is in your brain’s threat system rather than in your soul, you can use your awareness of danger to mobilize the resources that can bring you back to safety.”
  • “Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies.”

13. Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal by Anthony William

  • “Your body is designed to heal itself: you just need to give it the right tools.”
  • “In every challenge, there’s an opportunity for growth.”
  • “Healing is a journey, not a destination.”
  • “The body is an incredible machine, capable of far more than we give it credit for.”
  • “You are not your symptoms; you are a divine being with the power to heal.”

14. The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain by Steven R. Gundry

  • “What you put on your fork ultimately determines what you put on your body.”
  • “Your immune system’s job is to find something it thinks is ‘not you’ and get rid of it. When your immune system encounters a lectin, it reacts as if it’s a foreign invader.”
  • “Our microbiomes hold the key to human health.”
  • “We’re all different in our individual tolerances to different lectins.”
  • “What’s good for you may not be good for someone else.”

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15. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner

  • “Move naturally. The world’s longest-lived people don’t pump iron or run marathons but engage in regular, low-intensity physical activity.”
  • “Purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy.”
  • “Downshift. Find time each day to relieve stress.”
  • “The majority of centenarians consumed a plant-based diet.”
  • “Having the right tribe increases life expectancy.”

16. The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason Fung

  • “The solution to obesity and type 2 diabetes is to reset the body’s hormonal clock through periodic fasting.”
  • “You don’t need to eat six times a day; you need to eat when you’re hungry.”
  • “The sugar industry has systematically misled the public, causing an epidemic of obesity and diabetes.”
  • “Chronic high insulin levels drive weight gain and obesity.”
  • “It’s not about eating less, it’s about eating less often.”

17. Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself by Alejandro Junger

  • “The body is an amazing self-healing machine, but too often it is overloaded with toxins and unable to do its job properly.”
  • “The detoxification process is as old as life itself, but in today’s world, we are bombarded with more toxins than ever before.”
  • “Your health is your responsibility, and you have the power to transform it.”
  • “True health means feeling vibrant and alive, not just the absence of disease.”
  • “Detoxification is not just about what you eat; it’s about the environment you live in, the thoughts you think, and the emotions you feel.”

18. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

  • “The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life.”
  • “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.”
  • “The decimation of sleep throughout industrialized nations is having a catastrophic impact on our health, our wellness, even the safety and education of our children.”
  • “Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day.”
  • “When you are asleep, you are effectively dead to the world.”

19. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey and Eric Hagerman

  • “Exercise is the single most powerful tool you have to optimize your brain function.”
  • “Physical activity has a profound impact on mental clarity, mood, and overall cognitive function.”
  • “Aerobic exercise is like fertilizer for your brain; it helps neurons thrive and grow.”
  • “Movement is medicine for the mind.”
  • “Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your brain, your attitude, and your mood.”

20. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

  • “Every thought we think is creating our future.”
  • “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.”
  • “The point of power is always in the present moment.”
  • “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”
  • “We are each responsible for all of our experiences.”