125 Quotes About Heart Disease

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death around the world. According to the American Heart Association, someone in the United States dies of a heart attack every 39 seconds. It is never too late to start taking better care of your heart. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to treat and prevent heart disease— and that begins with living a healthier lifestyle when it comes to your diet and exercise.

So if today is the day that you are taking those first steps toward better heart health, we are here to cheer you on! Good for you! We have rounded up a collection of quotes and sayings about heart disease. There are inspirational messages for cardiovascular warriors and survivors, quotes from celebrities who are dealing with heart disease, facts about heart health, and advice from medical professionals about what you can do to prevent it.

125 Quotes About Heart Disease

1. “Do your part, care for your heart.”

2. “The problem with heart disease is that the first symptom is often fatal.” — Michael Phelps

3. “Live healthy, stay young at heart.”

4. “When you have heart disease, you start to be tired of everything. It’s like getting older. You become more white, and after that, grey. You have no feeling for anything.” — Gerard Depardieu

5. “I’m going to pump you up. Love, your heart.”

6. “Heart disease is a food-borne illness.” — Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

7. “Healthy habits are your heart’s desire.”

8. “The most chronic heart disease is caused by having greediness in your heart. Go for check-ups regularly and learn how to swallow those lumpy pills of generousity. Be kind and be healthy.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

9. “We’re in a situation now where weight and extreme weight and heart disease is the biggest killer in this country today.” — Jamie Oliver

10. “With a healthy heart, the beat goes on.”

11. “If only we correct our eating habits. Then not only we would have perfect body weight, but also we can get rid of most of the diseases.” — Subodh Gupta, 7 Food Habits for Weight Loss Forever

12. “Heart disease has changed my eating habits, but I still cook bacon for the smell.” — George Carlin

13. “Most women do not realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women.” — Monica Potter

14. “Heart disease — not breast or any other cancer — is the number-one killer of women over age 65 and the second leading cause of death among women aged 45 to 64. Women account for 52 percent of the 80 million Americans who have heart disease and who die from heart disease and heart attacks.” — Mache Seibel, The Estrogen Fix: The Breakthrough Guide to Being Healthy, Energized, and Hormonally Balanced

15. “Having a sibling with cardiovascular disease increases your risk for a heart attack by as much as 45 percent compared to people without a sibling with cardiovascular disease.” — Dr. Joanne Murabito

16. “Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease of civilization.” — Dr. Andrew Weil

17. “Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined.”

18. “The most deadly disease truly is the failure of the heart.” — Oscar Arias

19. “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” — Hippocrates

20. “I have to admit, I was dismayed when I found out ‘Type A’ refers to a risk for heart disease. I thought it was just a nickname my mom gave me!” — Reese Witherspoon

21. “The disease of the heart is worse than the disease of the body.” — Hazrat Ali

22. “If you knew you could change your lifestyle and diet and avoid heart disease and other things, you should do it.” — Laila Ali

23. “I knew I was born with a heart murmur. Doctors have always monitored it, and it’s never caused any problems. Still, it’s on my mind a bit more now. Especially now that I know that heart disease is a woman’s disease and not just what Grandpa suffers from.” — Peyton List

24. “We tend to waste so much of our time in doing unwanted things, just spare a few moments for the well-being of your heart.”

25. “Either we change our ways, especially the United States, or we will continue to lead the world in heart disease and cancer.” — William McNamara

26. “Start taking care of your heart before it falls apart.”

27. “I got into being vegan because I was simply looking to benefit from being more compassionate. I have since come to learn that it is an animal-based diet that is responsible for the overwhelming majority of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, and all kinds of other problems.” — Steve-O

28. “You have only one heart, so make sure that you give all your attention to its well-being.”

29. “Any kind of blockage is heart disease. When you have a blood clot anywhere, that’s heart disease. When Wilt Chamberlain died, strongest man I ever met in my life, I started paying attention.” — John Salley

30. “A healthy heart is the main source of your strength.”

31. “The reason we have cancer and heart disease is the same reason you can’t get rid of the wear and tear on your tires on your car: As soon as you use them, you are wearing them away. You can’t make eternal tires, and it’s the same with the human body.” — S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D.

32. “A healthy heart will give you the courage to face and overcome any challenge in life.”

33. “I’m giving life lessons and tips on how to take care of your emotional heart, because heart disease is the number-one killer in America.” — Leeza Gibbons

34. “British scientists say they have developed a super broccoli that can help fight heart disease. You know, if you want to fight heart disease, why don’t you come up with a food people will actually eat? Like a super glazed donut.” — Jay Leno

35. “Prevention is better than cure and it all depends on us which one we want to choose.”

36. “You’re a great brother. You gave us a heart attack worrying about your heart attack, which you didn’t even have the decency to have!” — Groucho Marx

37. “I saw many people who had advanced heart disease and I was so frustrated because I knew if they just knew how to do the right thing, simple lifestyle and diet steps, that the entire trajectory of their life and health would have been different.” — Dr. Mehmet Oz.

38. “If [you are] over the age of 10, the question isn’t whether or not to eat healthy to prevent heart disease. It’s whether or not you want to reverse the heart disease you already have.” — Dr. Michael Greger

39. “People take ownership of sickness and disease by saying things like MY high blood pressure MY diabetes, MY heart disease, MY depression, MY! MY! MY! Don’t own it because it doesn’t belong to you!” ― Stella Payton

40. “Stay away from all kinds of stress and kill the tension, only then can you have a healthy heart.”

41. “I will never have a heart attack. I give them.” — George Steinbrenner

42. “The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work.” — Dr. David Suzuki

43. “Heart disease let’s defeat, keep a healthy heartbeat.”

44. “The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.” — Demetri Martin

45. “It’s not that diabetes, heart disease, and diabetes runs in your family… it’s that no one runs in your family!” — Tony Robbins

46. “Make your decisions with your heart, and you’ll end up with heart disease.” — Havey Mackay

47. “It’s time to close the book on infectious diseases, declare the war against pestilence won, and shift national resources to such chronic problems as cancer and heart disease.” — William H. Stewart

48. “Most [women] hear ‘heart disease’ and we think of old white men. The ones sitting back after a steak and potato dinner. And we couldn’t be more mistaken.” — Star Jones

49. “Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.” — Gene Tunney

50. “Bad dental hygiene can lead to respiratory infections and an increased risk for heart disease and strokes.” — Mallory Ortberg

51. “And certain animal products, such as commercial beef and processed meats, are more disease-promoting in our diets than others, such as frogs, salamanders, sardines, snakes, and wild salmon.” ― Dr. Joel Fuhrman, The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

52. “Many physical illnesses are associated with depression and anxiety, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, kidney disease, lung disease, dementia, and cancer.” — Liz Miller

53. “It’s never too late to take your heart health seriously and make it a priority.” — Jennie Garth

54. “The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart.” — Dalai Lama

55. “A plant-based diet is more likely to produce good health and to reduce sharply the risk of heart problems, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, gallstones, and kidney disease.” — T. Colin Campbell

56. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn

57. “With all that’s going on in our lives and the world, reducing stress is important. And it’s a factor in heart health.” — Andie MacDowell

58. “Justice is the loveliest and health is the best, but the sweetest to obtain is the heart’s desire.” — Aristotle

59. “Unhealthy eating habits can cause major health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, and can also lead to food insecurity, disrupted eating patterns, and low self-esteem.” — Matt Cartwright

60. “A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.” — Lee Haney

61. “Think about it: Heart disease and diabetes, which account for more deaths in the U.S. and worldwide than everything else combined, are completely preventable by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. Without drugs or surgery.” —Dean Ornish

62. “If the home is a body, the table is the heart, the beating center, the sustainer of life and health.” — Shauna Niequist

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63. “As you merge your heart, mind, and body, and give all that you are to optimizing your health, remember to love yourself and to be your own best friend.” — Bob Harper

64. “I drink coffee in the morning and a few cups throughout the day. Among coffee’s health benefits are lower risk of Parkinson’s, Type 2 diabetes, heart health, and dementia.” — David H. Murdock

65. “Resentment, anger, frustration, worry, disappointment — negative emotional states, justified or not, take a toll on your heart, brain, and body. Don’t let justified emotions rob your health and well-being.” — Howard Martin

66. “Dietary patterns are set at a very early age, somewhere between 4 and 8 years old. The research shows that children who have established a healthy diet are healthier in the longer range and less likely to develop cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity.” — Dr. Gabriel Cousens

67. “Your health is your wealth.”

68. “Since becoming an alleged adult, I’ve always felt like I should at least want to exercise — and make a feeble attempt at health, thus staving off terrible things like the coronary heart disease and high cholesterol described to me in 1980s margarine commercials.” — Ali Liebegott

69. “I really do believe that America has this weight problem — obesity issues — and we have all these diseases that we get — heart disease, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases — that are primarily lifestyle diseases.” — John Mackey

70. “The first sure symptom of a mind in health is rest of heart and pleasure felt at home.” — Edward Young

71. “Obesity in children is growing out of control. A big part of this is economic. Fake foods are more affordable. It’s enticing people to eat more because they think they’re saving money when they’re really just buying heart disease.” — Jillian Michaels

72. “The myriad of serious health risks resulting from poor diet include high cholesterol, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and even sleep apnea.” — Jane Velez-Mitchell

73. “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” — Betty Friedan

74. “Berries are the healthiest fruit, offering potential protection against cancer and heart disease, boosting the immune system and acting as a guard for the liver and brain.” — Dr. Michael Greger

75. “Obesity puts our children at risk of developing serious diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and depression. It keeps our children from performing their best at school.” — Kristen Gillibrand

76. “I’ve been extraordinarily fortunate that I’ve been able to go live a very active, stressful life. And I don’t think my heart disease changed me for the worst.” — Dick Cheney

77. “Heart disease is not a Lipitor, Crestor, or even an “anacetrapib” deficiency. It is the end result of multiple factors driven by our diet, fitness level, stress and other lifestyle factors such as smoking, social connections and, increasingly, environmental toxins.” — Dr. Mark Hyman

78. “Study after study also directly links the intake of excess sugar to an increased risk for cancer, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, eye diseases, osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, and other inflammatory diseases.” — Colette Heimowitz

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79. “Keep a healthy heart so we won’t be apart.”

80. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” — Mahatma Gandhi

81. “Sorry, there’s no magic bullet. You gotta eat healthy and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story.” — Morgan Spurlock

82. “A healthy outside starts from the inside.” — Robert Urich

83. “Can you believe approximately 17 percent of American children ages 2 to 19 are obese? How about this fact: approximately 60 percent of overweight children ages 5 to 10 already have at least one risk factor for heart disease? We are all to blame for this — parents, schools, kids — all of us.” — Alison Sweeney

84. “When I taught school, we just had the school cafeteria; we didn’t have machines or things for children to buy food from. But parents can try to educate their children about choices. A lot of everything we’re talking about that has to do with heart disease has to do with the choices that we make.” — Laura Bush

85. “We may not look sick but turn our bodies inside out and they tell a different story.” — Wade Sutherland

86. “The strongest hearts have the most scars.” — Jeff Hood

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87. “We can no longer ignore heart disease. While awareness is important, it’s time for women to take action now — to love and protect their hearts while maintaining healthier lifestyles.” — Karen Murray

88. “Sometimes, real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.”

89. “One day, you will tell your story of how you’ve overcome what you’re going through now, and it will become part of someone else’s survival guide.”

90. “You’ve got to go through the wars to become a warrior. Keep standing strong, brave little heart.”

91. “You are fierce. You’re a survivor. You are a fighter through and through. Little brave, breathe. There’s a warrior within you.” — Beau Taplin

92. “1 in 100 children are born with congenital heart defects. 1 of them is my child.”

93. “I wept, you fought. I wondered, you proved. I prayed, you overcame. My CHD warrior.”

94. “Although you didn’t choose this battle, you were drafted. Fight on, brave warrior.”

95. “Don’t ‘stroke’ your luck. Get checked out before it’s too late.”

96. “Strokes strike fast; so should you.”

97. “Start thinking wellness, not illness.” — Kate Allatt

98. “You’re a warrior. Warriors don’t give up and they don’t back down. Pick up your sword and fight.”

99. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”

100. “If you have nothing to be grateful for, check your pulse.”

101. “Scars are souvenirs you never lose.”

102. “From every wound, there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, ‘I survived.’” — Craig Scott

103. “Healthy eating keeps a strong heart beating.”

104. “Do what it takes to start, to have a healthy heart.”

105. “Get to the heart of the matter. Care about your heart health.”

106. “Have a healthy heart. Don’t delay, or else you might live in dismay.”

107. “It feels so sweet to have a healthy heartbeat.”

108. “To feel good from your head to your feet, keep a healthy heartbeat.”

109. “A long, healthy life can be your fate if you watch what you put on that plate.”

110. “Put a stop to heart disease before it puts a stop to you.”

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111. “Commit to be fit.”

112. “Minimize red meat to keep a healthy heartbeat.”

113. “No beauty shines brighter than a healthy heart.”

114. “You have a big heart. Take care of it.”

115. “Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself.” — Naval Ravikant

116. “We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help by change.” — Sheryl Sandberg

117. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” — Matthew 6:21

118. “Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.” — Anne Wilson Schaef

119. “Make heart choices, not hard choices.”

120. “Take the road to a healthy heart.”

121. “A healthy heart is a key to happiness in life.”

122. “Put a stop to all of the problems related to your heart before it stops you.”

123. “Neglecting your heart is like neglecting your life.”

124. “If you want to be responsible towards your family, be responsible towards your heart.”

125. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson