I am, I think the only surviving member of the original Battle Creek church. The church was disbanded, with the exception of thirteen members, in 1870.— John Harvey Kellogg
The most off-limits John Harvey Kellogg quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion.
The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher's stall passes as food.
I believe the Sabbath; I keep the Sabbath.
When we eat vegetarian foods, we needn't worry about what kind of disease our food died from; this makes a joyful meal!
A man that lives on pork, fine-flour bread, rich pies and cakes, and condiments, drinks tea and coffee, and uses tobacco, might as well try to fly as to be chaste in thought.
All fresh meat is eaten in a state of decay.
The process may not have proceeded so far that the dull human nose can discover it, but a carrion bird or a carrion fly can smell it from afar.
The tobacco business is a conspiracy against womanhood and manhood.
It owes its origin to that scoundrel Sir Walter Raleigh, who was likewise the founder of American slavery.
The influence of coffee in stimulating the genital organs is notorious.
Hamburger steak is carrion, and quite unfit for food except by a turkey buzzard, a hyena, or some other scavenger.
Is God a man with two arms and legs like me? Does He have eyes, a head? Does He have bowels? Well I do, and that makes me more wonderful than He is!
Then, after I came home from Europe, I found I was under condemnation;
and I was condemned at that time because I did not endorse the financial policy of the General Conference.
It is sunlight in modified form which turns all the windmills and water wheels and the machinery which they drive. It is the energy derived from coal and petroleum (fossil sunlight) which propels our steam and gas engines, our locomotives and automobiles. ... Food is simply sunlight in cold storage.
Tobacco, in its various forms, is one of the most mischievous of all drugs.
There is perhaps no other drug which injures the body in so many ways and so universally as does tobacco. Some drugs offer a small degree of compensation for the evil effects which they produce; but tobacco has not a single redeeming feature and gives nothing in return.
Do you know, that is the root of the whole trouble - has been one of the roots at any rate - is people hearing things and then imagining some more and magnifying it and multiplying it.
Many mothers are wholly ignorant of the almost universal prevalence of secret vice, or self-abuse among the young. Why hesitate to say firmly and without quibble that personal abuse lies at the root of much of the feebleness, paleness, nervousness and good-for-nothingness of the entire community?
These charges that have been made against me, that Prof.
Prescott has made, has charged against me, that I denied the atonement in conversation with him, are absolutely false.
Because I never thought the Lord would treat me any different from any other honest man or that I had an official position that compelled the Lord to help me in any other way than He would help any other man.
I don't want you to misunderstand me.
You might get up and state what you believe to be Seventh-day Adventism, and I might not agree with everything you said.
Tobacco has not yet been fully tried before the bar of science.
But the tribunal has been prepared and the gathering of evidence has begun and when the final verdict is rendered, it will appear that tobacco is evil and only evil; that as a drug it is far more deadly than alcohol, killing in a dose a thousand times smaller, and that it does not possess a single one of the quasi merits of alcohol.
I believe that the end of things man-made cannot be very far away - must be near at hand.
I think I am the oldest member and have been in good standing longer than any other member of this church.
The breakfast food idea made its appearance in a little third-story room on the corner of 28th Street and Third Avenue, New York City....My cooking facilities were very limited, making it very difficult to prepare cereals. It often occurred to me that it should be possible to purchase cereals at groceries already cooked and ready to eat, and I considered different ways in which this might be done.
Brother Jones is not my product, and I am not responsible for anything he writes or says.
The power in which we must have faith if we would be well, is the creative and curative power which exists in every living thing.
I believe in the unconscious state of the mind in death.
To please men and to kill parasites are the only uses tobacco-its ultimate effects are the same in both cases.
There are any number of people who profess to be good Christian people who are willing to believe all kinds of things on suspicion. Now that is not the way the Bible directs for Christian people to do.
Disease is cured by the body itself, not by doctors or remedies.
If you can get some of the devil's money to use for the Lord's work, if you have to borrow it, it is all right and carry on the work.
Now when I came to go up to operations, I went down to this patient's room and got down on my knees at the foot of the bed and earnestly asked the Lord to help us and to help me.
All the inventions and devices ever constructed by the human hand or conceived by the human mind, no matter how delicate, how intricate and complicated, are simple, childish toys compared with that most marvelously wrought mechanism, the human body. Its parts are far more delicate, and their mutual adjustments infinitely more accurate, than are those of the most perfect chronometer ever made.
My share of the work of the world may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious. Darwin could work only half an hour at a time; but in many diligent half-hours he laid anew the foundations of philosophy. Green, the historian, tells us that the world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
But sometimes in the midst of worry, anxiety and hard work, it has been pretty hard to bear all these false reports going about the country - to see my friends alienated and being made to believe things that were absolutely false.
You cannot work with men who won't work with you.
When I found the book was condemned as soon as the book was printed, or rather as soon as it was set up ready to print, I held it in plates for a year nearly, waiting to see what would come out of all this discussion.
The Lord did not bless us with any children of our own, so we gathered up little waifs whom we thought would be neglected and would not be cared for unless we brought them into our family.