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I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

To be too conscious is an illness. A real thorough going illness.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) Russian writer of novels.

If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick

Ben Jonson (1573-1637) English dramatist, poet and actor.

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.

Charles Lamb (1775-1834) English essayist.

When an elderly woman was asked why she was standing in line to buy stamps from a teller when she could have used a stamp machine she replied: The machine won't ask me about my arthritis!

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The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.