50 Favorite Get Well Quotes

At Spoonful of Comfort, we see a lot of care packages sent with Get Well wishes for after surgery or to someone who is sick or dealing with illness. Sometimes, people ask us for help with what to write in a Get Well card. And sometimes, people borrow just the right quote from someone else.

We’ve compiled 50 great quotes for Get Well cards. Plus, we’ve grouped them into categories so you can be inspired with the right words for the right person. Browse these lists—and refer to our other articles like What to Say in a Get Well card and How to Say Get Well to a Colleague.

Top 50 Get Well Quotes you can find categorized in this article:

Get Well Quotes about Friendship

  1. “One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.” —George Santayana
  2. “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” —Euripides
  3. “You never know how much they care until you are under the weather.” —C. Kohler
  4. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” —Oprah Winfrey
  5. “Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” —Sarah Desse
  6. “Friendship is essentially a partnership.” —Aristotle
  7. “Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero
  8. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” —Khalil Gibran
  9. “Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life–and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.” —Dean Koontz
  10. Medicine works to cure your body. Our friendship works to cure your soul.

Get Well Quotes about Staying Strong

  1. “It’s not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.” —J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.” —Anonymous
  4. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” —Charles R. Swendoll
  5. “We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.” —A.P.J. Absul Kalam
  6. “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”—George S. Patton
  7. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” —Helen Keller
  8. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” —C.S. Lewis
  9. “The treatment is really a cooperative of a trinity — the patient, the doctor and the inner doctor.” —Ralph Bircher
  10. “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” —Mother Teresa

Get Well Quotes about Being Positive

  1. “There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.” —Henry David Thoreau
  2. “The best of healers is good cheer.” —Pindus
  3. “For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.” —Johann Paul Friedrich
  4. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt
  5. “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” —Orison Swett Marden
  6. “Although the world is full of suffering, it’s full also of the overcoming it.” —Helen Keller
  7. “What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows.” —Ralph Marston
  8. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” —Albert Einstein
  9. “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” —Anonymous
  10. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” —Vivian Greene

Religious Get Well Quotes

  1. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” —Psalm 46:1
  2. “And [God] shall heal the breast of the believers.” —at-Tawba, 9:14
  3. “Call unto Me, and I will answer you…” —Jeremiah 33:3
  4. “His compassions, they fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.” —Lamentations 3:22-23
  5. “And when I am ill, it is [God] who cures me.” —Ash-Shu’ara, The Poets: 26:80
  6. “The Spirit is said to be unexplainable, incomprehensible, and immutable. Knowing the Spirit as such, you should not grieve for the physical body.” —Bhagavad Gita 2.25
  1. “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him and I am helped.” —Psalm 28:7
  2. “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” —Isaiah 40:29
  3. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” —John 14:27
  4. “Weapons do not cut this Spirit, fire does not burn it, water does not make it wet, and the wind does not make it dry.” —Bhagavad Gita 2.23-24

Funny Get Well Quotes

  1. “I wonder why you can always read a doctor’s bill and you can never read his prescription.” —Finley Peter Dunne
  2. “Isn’t it unnerving that doctors call what they do ‘practice’?” —George Carlin
  3. “I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worthwhile.” —George Bernard Shaw
  4. “Be careful when reading health books; you may die of a misprint.” —Mark Twain
  5. “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.” —Erma Bombeck
  6. “You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.” —Dr. Seuss
  7. Try not to think of it as a hospital stay. Think of it as a spa package that includes meals, regular health evaluations and jello cubes.
  8. “The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” —Voltaire
  9. “The jokes on Get Well cards are getting so good that if you don’t get sick, you’re missing half the fun.” —Flip Wilson
  10. “A woman had two chickens. When one got sick, the woman made chicken soup from the other one to help the sick one get well.” —Henry Youngman

If you’re looking for a gift to go along with that perfect Get Well message, we can help with that, too. Spoonful of Comfort got its start providing comfort and care sending chicken soup through the mail. If you’re not there to care for someone yourself, we want to help you send the next best thing. Consider our traditional Get Well Care Package or really treat someone right with the Total TLC care package. They’re gifts you can feel good sending—and we hope they’ll help your friend or loved one feel better, too.

You are reading a post from our Get Well Gifts Guide. Read on for more great ideas to help those you love (including yourself!) get well soon!

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