Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
The remedy is worse than the disease. BaconOf Seditions. BuckinghamSpeech in House of Lords, 1675. DrydenJuvenal. Satire XVI. L. 31. Le SageGil Blas. Bk. XII. Ch. VIII. MiddletonFamily of Love. Act V. Sc. 3.
[Diseases] crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, shrivel them up like old apples, make them as so many anatomies. BurtonAnatomy of Melancholy. Pt. I. Sc. 2. Memb. 3. Subsect. 10.
Disease is an experience of mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body. Divine Science takes away this physical sense of discord, just as it removes a sense of moral or mental inharmony. Mary B. G. EddyScience and Health. Ch. XIV. 20.
Dogni pianta palesa laspetto Il difetto, che il tronco nasconde Per le fronde, dal frutto, o dal fior. The canker which the trunk conceals is revealed by the leaves, the fruit, or the flower. MetastasioGiuseppe Riconosciuto. I.
Utque in corporibus, sic in imperio, gravissimus est morbus qui a capite diffunditur. And as in mens bodies, so in government, that disease is most serious which proceeds from the head. Pliny the Younger. Ep. Bk. IV. 22. SenecaDe Clementia. Bk. II. 2.
As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, Receives the lurking principle of death, The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength. PopeEssay on Man. Ep. II. L. 133.
Before the curing of a strong disease, Even in the instant of repair and health, The fit is strongest; evils that take leave, On their departure most of all show evil. King John. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 112.