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!
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.