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25 Inspirational Cancer Quotes To Share With Your Friends and Family


In an effort to inspire hope for those waging a brave fight against colorectal cancer, we would like to share a few of our favorite quotes.

Use them, share them with your friends and loved ones, and pass them along to anyone you know who may need a helping hand during a hard time.

  1. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  2. “Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” – John Diamon
  3. “Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.” – Ingrid Bergman


  4. “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” – Emory Austin
  5. “There is no hope unmingled with fear, no fear unmingled with hope." – Baruch Spinoza
  6. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon


  7. “We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” – Lance Armstrong
  8. “Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.” –Jennifer Aniston


  9. “Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy.” – Felicia Hemans
  10. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  11. “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.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


  12. “Scars are tattoos with better stories.” – Anonymous
  13. “What does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  14. “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


  15. “You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.” – Dave Pelzer
  16. "Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.” –
  17. “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


  18. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have” – Cayla Mills
  19. “Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.” – Anonymous
  20. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill


  21. “The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” – C.C. Scott
  22. “We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.” – Winston Churchill


  23. “Hope is the physician of each misery.” – Irish Proverb
  24. “We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.” – Anonymous
  25. “Optimism is the foundation of courage.” – Nicholas Murray Butler

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