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  • Cancer didn't bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.. - Michael Douglas
  • Cancer is a word, not a sentence. - John Diamond
  • The only disability in life is a bad attitude. - Scott Hamilton
  • Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me. - Ingrid Bergman
  • I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. - Anne Frank
  • Once you choose hope, anything's possible. - Christopher Reeve
  • It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop. – Confucius
  • When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford
  • Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan
  • I've been a rock star since you were very young. But I've never encountered anything as powerful as cancer. - Melissa Etheridge
  • 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
  • I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. – Og Mandino
  • Nobody asks if you can afford a brain tumor, you just go where you are led, then your whole world just implodes on itself, and nothing is ever the same. - Author Unknown.
  • Sure, cancer can kill you, but it can also teach you faith, hope, courage, resilience, and purpose. - Tom McLain
  • Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. - Ruth Ann Schabacker
  • Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb
  • You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Allen
  • Whoever said winning isn't everything, never had to fight cancer. - Unknown.
  • Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. - Arthur Somers Roche
  • 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
  • Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up, as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart. - Nikolai Lenin
  • 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
  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. - Winston Churchill
  • Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. - John Wooden
  • Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. - Emory Austin
  • The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. - C.C. Scott
  • You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • If you're going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill
  • We acquire the strength we have overcome. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. - Mignon McLaughlin
  • Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. - Emily Dickinson
  • Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James
  • Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. - George Weinberg
  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. – Nelson Mandela
  • It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed. – Doe Zantamata
  • The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. - William James
  • Anywhere is paradise; it's up to you. - Author Unknown
  • A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. - William Arthur Ward
  • Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  • Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope. Author Unknown
  • Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. - Anthony J. D'Angelo
  • Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. - Voltaire
  • The only disability in life is a bad attitude. - Scott Hamilton
  • What does not kill us makes us stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Don't deny the diagnosis; try to defy the verdict. - Norman Cousins
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. - Helen Keller
  • Sometimes you just need to look reality in the eye, and deny it. - Garrison Keillor
  • The stream would have no song at all, except for the rocks in its bed. - Author Unknown
  • Pain is your friend; it is your alie. Pain reminds you to finish the job and get the hell home. Pain tells you when you have been seriously wounded. And you know what the best thing about pain is? It tells you you’re not dead yet! – G.I Jane
  • Tough times never last, but tough people do. - Robert H Schuller
  • There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid. - Frederick W. Cropp
  • The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. – Chinese Proverb
  • The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. – Epicetus
  • To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. - Katherine Paterson
  • He who fears something gives it power over him. - Moorish Proverb
  • The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. - Dan Rather
  • When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. - Kenji Miyazawa
  • Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. - Arthur Golden
  • I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
    Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
    But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
    Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me! - Dr. Seuss
  • I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for. - James H. Boren
  • Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow. - Philip Gulley
  • Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. - Lance Armstrong
  • You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. -Cayla Mills
  • At any given moment you have the power to say this is NOT how the story is going to end. -Author Unknown
  • Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. — G. K. Chesterton.
  • No matter how intense your struggle may be, someone is being inspired by your fight. Your story and your courage is equipping them to see life through a completely different lens. — Author Unknown
  • Never be afraid to fall apart, because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along. ? Rae Smith.
  • Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it. — Bill Cosby
  • Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. — Mahatma Gandhi
  • I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day. — Alice Morse Earle
  • I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. - Wernher von Braun
  • We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. - Author Unknown
  • Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear. - Author Unknown
  • Heaven is under our feet, as well as over our heads. - Henry David Thoreau
  • Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. – Robert Schuller
  • Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings. – Elie Weisel
  • We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. — Joseph Campbell
  • Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next. — Will Smith
  • We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell. -Lance Armstrong.
  • Scars are tattoos with better stories. - Author Unknown.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow. - Mary Anne Radmacher.
  • If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success. - Will Smith
  • When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain. - Helen Keller
  • The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. – Author Unknown
  • We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. — Carlos Castaneda
  • New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. — Lao Tzu
  • Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you. — Author Unknown
  • I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. – Jewish Proverb
  • When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better. – Malcolm S Forbes
  • If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit
  • Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. – Publilius Syrus
  • A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. - Hugh Downs
  • The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind. - John Burroughs

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