A bodily disease which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne

For every ailment under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none, If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it.
Mother Goose ailment quote

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
— Plutarch

The constant habit of perusing devout books is so indispensable, that it has been termed the oil of the lamp of prayer. Too much reading, however, and too little meditation, may produce the effect of a lamp inverted; which is extinguished by the very excess of that ailment, whose property is to feed it.
— Hannah More

Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud.
— ailment quotation by Maurice Blanchot