23 Inspirational Quotes for Cancer Patients

inspirational quotes for cancer patients

I wish I had known these inspirational quotes for cancer patients when I was younger. I moved in with my Papaw (who was single and alone) and gave him company as he battled with lung cancer. My Papaw knew what was coming, but he never stopped living and he continued to teach me life lessons until the day he passed. I know firsthand how hard cancer can be for a patient and the family.

That’s why I’ve organized the most inspirational quotes available into this post. I hope they encourage, enlighten, and inspire you or a loved one in your life.


Inspirational Quotes for Cancer Patients

1.

cancer is not a death sentence quote

Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence; it pushes one to live.

Marcia Smith

2.

Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.

Ingrid Bergman

3.

We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.

Lance Armstrong

4.

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Cayla Mills

5.

what cancer cannot do quote

What Cancer Cannot Do – Cancer is so limited… It cannot cripple love, It cannot shatter hope, It cannot corrode faith, It cannot destroy peace, It cannot kill friendship, It cannot suppress memories, It cannot silence courage, It cannot invade the soul, It cannot steal eternal life, It cannot conquer the spirit.

Unknown

6.

Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.

gotCancer.org

7.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Buddha

8.

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.

Barbara Bloom

 

9.

My cancer scare changed my life. I’m grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.

Olivia Newton-John

10.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

11.

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy.

Felicia Hemans

12.

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

Christopher Reeve

13.

All suffering is caused by the illusion of separateness, which generates fear and self-hatred, which eventually causes illness. You are the master of your life. You can do much more than you thought you could, including cure yourself of a ”terminal illness”.

Barbara Brennan

14.

It’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

15.

To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution.

Jo Coudert

16.

Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts – it’s what you do with what you have left.

Hubert Humphrey

17.

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

18.

If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.

John Paul Jones

19.

You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.

Unknown

20.

It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.

Lena Horne

21.

Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone.  There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment – you just have to be willing to take it.

Emily Hollenberg

22.

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.

Unknown

23.

At any given moment you have the power to say this is NOT how the story is going to end.

Unknown

*Did you find any one of these quotes for cancer patients to be more inspiring than the others? Do you know of another inspirational quote that could help a cancer patient? If yes, please share in the comments below!

Photo by: Jess Sloss

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Hi! I'm TJ the creator of How-toBeHappy.com. I believe that nothing is more important than living a life full of daily happiness. That is my mission - I help my followers (and myself) design a life that easily produces happy moments everyday.

Comments

  1. Dijana says:

    This one was most inspiring:

    The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

    Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

  2. Ana Venus Faurillo says:

    Cancer is not the end of the world, but
    A BEGINNING OF NEW ADVENTURE

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