To face a reality with cancer in its midst is an uphill battle. Some days are filled with hope, some days it feels impossible to find the strength to keep going. It’s a long and tricky road to navigate, one that can only be grasped by those who have walked it.
A daily dose of optimism may make a difference in your outlook on life and help alleviate your fears and worries, but staying positive is easier said than done. It’s a challenging journey, there are no shortcuts, and so maybe it’s okay to feel defeated sometimes.
But to be human is to be always open even for just a little bit of encouragement. It can be in the form of prayers, words of healing, or the love and support of your family. Even just a speck of inspiration can somehow bring some perspective and hope to a situation.
When dealing with cancer, it’s always hard to find the right thing to say. It’s also hard to know what you want to hear. But if you need some motivation or you know someone who does, there’s inner strength and power to be had with these 25 cancer quotes.
Cancer is a word, not a sentence. – John Diamon
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. – Kenji Miyazawa
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon
There is no hope unmingled with fear, no fear unmingled with hope. – Baruch Spinoza
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin
Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient. – Jennifer Aniston
Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy. – Felicia Hemans
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at a time of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King Jr.
Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul. – Jim Valvano
You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset. – Dave Pelzer
Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell. – Lance Armstrong
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. – Cayla Mills
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. – Winston Churchill
Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.
What does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Scars are tattoos with better stories.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. – Winston Churchill
Hope is the physician of each misery. – Irish Proverb
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
Optimism is the foundation of courage. – Nicholas Murray Butler
Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me. – Ingrid Bergman
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. – C.C. Scott
Share these 25 cancer quotes if you know someone who needs comfort and motivation.