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  • Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies. Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins. Thy neck is like a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bath-rabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus. Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries. How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!
    * Bible -- Song of Solomon 7:2-6


  • And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh.
    * Margaret Drabble


  • We have rudiments of reverence for the human body, but we consider as nothing the rape of the human mind.
    * Eric Hoffer


  • What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.
    * Aldous Huxley


  • Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
    * Henry Miller


  • Though it be disfigured by many defects, to whom is his own body not dear?
    * Panchatantra


  • It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.
    * Marcel Proust


  • The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
    * George Santayana


  • Care I for the limb, the thews, the stature, bulk, and big assemblance of a man! Give me the spirit.
    * William Shakespeare


  • Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.
    * Leo Tolstoy


  • If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.
    * Walt Whitman