"Experimentum faciemus in corpore vili," as the village doctor said to his assistant over the sick traveller.
He had the mens sana in corpore sano of the poets aspiration.
Mens sana in corpore sano—a sane mind in a healthy body—does not fill all the requirements of a healthy life.
Diabolus dicitur a dia, quod est duo, et bolos morsus; quasi dupliciter mordens; quia ldit hominem in corpore et anima.
Its first condition of citizenship will be mens sana in corpore sano.
We ought to realise for all humanity the idea of the old Latin adage,—Mens sana in corpore sano.
Magnus Alexander corpore parvus erat—The great Alexander was small in stature.
Capite thoraceque aureis, elytris luteis, corpore subtus lanato.
This worm had a tripartite body; as had likewise a Tnia crassicollis of which he did not possess the head (corpore prismatico).
Thorace mutico angulato postice igneo-cupreo, capitis cornu longo reflexo, corpore neo.
c.1600, Latin, literally "a sound mind in a sound body," a line found in Juvenal, "Satires," x.356.
Mens sana in corpore sano is a contradiction in terms, the fantasy of a Mr. Have-your-cake-and-eat-it. No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures; no ascetic can be considered reliably sane. Hitler was the archetype of the abstemious man. When the other krauts saw him drink water in the Beer Hall they should have known he was not to be trusted. [A.J. Liebling, "Between Meals," 1962]