101 Inspirational Quotes for People with Cancer


When compared with the old days, cancer is not that much fatal now. With the advent of research and technology in the medical field, there has been an invention of cure for various diseases. When it comes to cancer, there are many therapies available now. But only therapies and medicine doesn’t treat a patient. It’s the hope and motivation that drives them forward to withstand the therapies. In such situations, what the patient needs a little words of inspiration to get along and hope for the positive outcome. Here are 101 inspirational quotes for people with cancer which will cultivate a positive approach.

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101 Motivating Inspirational Quotes for People with Cancer

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  1. “Once you CHOOSE HOPE, anything’s possible.” –Christopher Reeve
  2. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the LIFE IN YOUR YEARS.” –Abraham Lincoln
  3. “You have cancer. It doesn’t have YOU.” –Eric Shanteau
  4. Smile and let everyone know that today, you’re a lot stronger than you were yesterday.
  5. At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening.
  6. Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.
  7. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from OVERCOMING the things you once thought you couldn’t.” –Rikki Rogers
  8. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and HANG ON.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt
  9. “No one is guaranteed a tomorrow… not ME, not YOU, not a person with cancer. So let’s make the BEST of TODAY.” –Alan Stoller
  10. Don’t forget that you’re human. It’s okay to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out and then refocus on where you are headed.
  11. The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.
  12. I can. I will. End of story.
  13. Start each day like it’s your birthday!
  14. Be strong when you’re weak. Be brave when you’re scared. Be badass every day.
  15. Courage is a muscle. It grows stronger with use.
  16. Collect moments, not things.
  17. “Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” –John Maxwell
  18. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  19. “I’m going to beat this cancer or die trying.” – Michael Landon
  20. “Cancer opens many doors. One of the most important is your heart.” – Greg Anderson
  21. “The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.” – Nikolai Lenin
  22. “Hope is grief’s best music.”
  23. “Above all, cancer is a spiritual practice that teaches me about faith and resilience.” – Kris Carr
  24. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined.”
  25. “You know, once you’ve stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight.” – David H. Koch
  26. “You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.” – Dave Pelzer
  27. “We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” – Lance Armstrong
  28. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.”
  29. “Hope is the physician of each misery.” – Irish proverb
  30. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill
  31. “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” – Emory Austin
  32. “Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.”
  33. “Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.”
  34. “There is no hope unmingled with fear, no fear unmingled with hope.” – Baruch Spinoza
  35. “Optimism is the foundation of courage.” – Nicholas Murray Butler
  36. “Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill
  37. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Cayla Mills
  38. “Life is mostly froth and bubble, but two things stand like stone: friendship in another’s trials and courage in your own.” – Princess Diana
  39. “We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”
  40. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” – Maori Proverb
  41. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali
  42. “Now I’ve thought of another: Never give up. Never surrender.” – Jason Nesmit
  43. “Anywhere is paradise; it’s up to you.”
  44. “We acquire the strength we have overcome.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  45. “Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.”
  46. “To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.” – Katherine Paterson
  47. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
  48. “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” –Elvis Presley
  49. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Gandhi
  50. “I will fight. I will persevere. I will overcome and I will win. You know why? Because I am a strong SURVIVOR!” –Ann
  51. Trust that when the answer is No, there’s a better YES down the road.
  52. “I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around.” –Joshua Graham
  53. Don’t lose HOPE, when it gets dark the stars will come out.
  54. “Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE. The word itself says, I’M POSSIBLE.” –Audrey Hepburn
  55. Never give up, great things take time.
  56. “Logic will get you from A to Z. Imagination will get you everywhere.” –Albert Einstein
  57. I have decided to be happy, because it is good for my health.
  58. Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.
  59. Dreaming after all, is a form of planning.
  60. Storms don’t last forever.
  61. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.
  62. There is no finish line. So love the journey.
  63. Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun. Fall in love. Regret nothing, and don’t let people bring down.
  64. When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars.
  65. Keep the faith. The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you’re about to give up hope.
  66. “Things may come to those who wait. But only the things left by those who hustle.” –Abraham Lincoln
  67. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly. –Proverb
  68. I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me HOPE. –Vincent Van Gough
  69. My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned, and that’s ok.
  70. Keep looking up… There may be a rainbow waiting for you.
  71. At some point, you just pull off the band-aid and it hurts but then it’s over and you’re relieved.
  72. You don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened. –John Green
  73. I am too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful and too determined to be defeated.
  74. Hope shines brightest in the darkest moments.
  75. Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.
  76. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  77. “Since I had cancer I’ve realised that every day is a bonus.” – Geoffrey Boycott
  78. “You know, once you’ve stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight.” – David H. Koch
  79. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” _Oprah
  80. You’re never too old to be young.
  81. No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.
  82. When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles.
  83. “Believe you can and you’re half way there.” –Theodre Roosevelt
  84. “Every day I’m reminded that our life’s journey is really about the people who touch us.” –Stuart Scott
  85. Repeat after me: I am stronger than this challenge. And this challenge is making me even stronger.
  86. We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.
  87. What is the point of being alive if you don’t atleast try to do something remarkable.
  88. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all.” –Emily Dickinson
  89. This isn’t my life. It’s part of it.
  90. It will be a long journey. I will walk with you.
  91. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” –Suzanne Collins
  92. I am not what I have done, I am what I have overcome.
  93. If I can do cancer, I can do anything.
  94. “Go out of your way to talk optimistically about everything.” –Norman Vincent Peale
  95. “Among the things you can give and still keep are… your word, a smile and a grateful heart.” –Zig Zigler
  96. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
  97. “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” –e.h.
  98. The mind keeps thinking you’ve had enough but the heart keeps telling you don’t give up.
  99. When you look at the field of dandelions, you can either see a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes…
  100. “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.” –Dalai Lama





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