Illness should be viewed as a natural condition of life.
Do not be afraid of illness, and do not think that being ill frees you from your mortal requirements.
Neglecting your health can prevent you from serving people; and too much attention to your body and its health can bring the same results. In order to find the middle way, you should take care of your body only to the extent that doing so helps you to serve others, and does not stop you from serving them.
No illness can prevent a person from what he has to do. If you cannot work, then give your love to people.
Illnesses of the mind are much more dangerous than illnesses of the body.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero