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Inspirational Quotation Collection

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Living with cancerIn my meanderings throughout the internet in search of prostate cancer information, I have become aware of many sites containing inspirational quotes. A large percentage have  been submitted by cancer sufferers and it is clear these quotes have given hope and strength to many patients, families and carers. My inner voice suggested to me, that it might be a good idea to write a post in Greg’s Legacy listing my selection from these quotes. Perhaps this list may strike a chord and be of comfort and assistance to some readers.

My favourite of all of them is:

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.

Some come from ahead and some come from behind.

But I’ve brought a big bat. I’m all ready you see.

Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me”.———-Dr Seuss

These others are all my second favourites:

“An Individual doesn’t get cancer. A family does.”—–Unknown.

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”——Emory Austin.

“If your going through hell. Keep going.”——-Winston Churchil.

“The important thing is not how many years you have in your life, but how much life you have in your years.”—-Edward J Stieglitz.

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”—–Christopher Reeve.

“Oh my friend it’s not what they take away from you what counts. it’s what you do with what you have left.”—–Hubert Humphrey.

“Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope.”——Unknown.

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”——-Readers Digest June 1995.

Release your hope

“I’ve got dreams in hidden places and extra smiles for when I’m blue.”—-Unknown.

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”—-Unknown.

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” —–Maori Proverb.

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”—–Franklin D Roosevelt.

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”—–Friedrich Neitzsche.

“Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.”——–Unknown.

“Don’t count the days. make the days count.”—–Muhammad Ali.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies inside us.”——Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“Cancer is not a death sentence but rather a life sentence. It pushes one to live.”—-Unknown.

“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.

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”—-Cayla Mills.

“My cancer scare changed my life, I’m grateful for every new healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritise my life”.——Olivia Newton-John.

“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.”———Dr Elizabeth Kubler Ross

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending.”—–Carl Bard.

“Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart.”——-Angela Chase (Clair Danes)

“To me there are three things we should all do every day.Number one is to laugh, you should laugh every day. Number two is to think, you should spend some time in thought. Number three is you should have emotions move you to tears, could be happiness, sadness or joy. Think about it, if you laugh, you think and you cry that’s a full day, that’s a heck of a day.”—– Jim Valvano, as his body was being ravaged by cancer.

Words of Kindness

“Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.”—– Michael Douglas.

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t. In both cases you would be right.” ——-Henry Ford.

“Things turn out best for people who make the best of how things turn out.”—-John Wooden.

“All the darkness in the world cannot dim the light of a single candle”——My contribution

Lee aka Popeye

Written by Lee

17 December 2012 at 6:01 am

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