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850 Inspirational Quotes For Cancer Patients (2023)

1. “Today we fight. Tomorrow we fight. The day after, we fight. And if this disease plans on whipping us, it better bring a lunch, ’cause it’s gonna have a long day doing it.” — Jim Beaver, Life’s That Way


2. “Something good comes out of every crisis.” – Dave Pelzer


3. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart


4. “Remember: you’re not dying from cancer . . . You’re LIVING with it.”


5. “Optimism is the foundation of courage.”


6. “Joy shouldn’t go away because you have cancer.” — Mandi Hudson


7. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou


8. “No matter what the statistics say, there is always a way.” – Bernie Siegel


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


10. “If deception is the most potent weapon in your arsenal, then patience in all things is your crucial shield. Patience will protect you from making moronic blunders. Like mastering your emotions, patience is a skill – it does not come naturally.” – Robert Greene


11. “When it comes to patience, we don’t have to change old habits; we can build better ones.” – Sue Bender


12. “Since I had cancer, I’ve realized that every day is a bonus.” – Geoffrey Boycott


13. ‘Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand, like two one-armed lovers.’ – Jarod Kintz


14. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa


15. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” – A. Milne


16. “I want to see cancer cured in my lifetime. It might be.”


17. “Beware the fury of a patient man.” – John Dryden


18. “Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead.” – Mary Pierce


19. “There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.” – William Frederick Halsey, Jr.


20. “Every woman needs to know the facts. And the fact is, when it comes to breast cancer, every woman is at risk.” – Debbie Wasserman Schultz


21. “I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.” – Margaret Thatcher


22. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein


23. “The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.” – Erik Erikson


24. “Each day brings new healing.”


25. “If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.” ― Criss Jami


26. “Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.” — Ruth Ann Schabacker


27. “I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.” – Greg Behrendt


28. “If you have a friend or family member with breast cancer, try not to look at her with ‘sad eyes.’ Treat her like you always did; just show a little extra love.” — Hoda Kotb


29. “We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” – Lance Armstrong


30. “I want to do whatever I can to help make your life a little easier for you. Mow your lawn? Go grocery shopping? Take the dog to the vet?”


31. “Take one day at a time. Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” – Billy Graham


32. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” ― Stephanie Lahart


33. “Cancer didn’t know what it was in for when it decided to hassle you!”


34. “All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them.” ― Viola Davis


35. “Let nothing trouble you, let nothing frighten you. All things are passing; God never changes. Patience obtains all things. He who possesses God lacks nothing. God alone suffices.” — St. Teresa of Avila


36. “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer, you beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.” – Stuart Scott


37. “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” – Buckminster Fuller


38. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem.”


39. “Today we fight. Tomorrow we fight. The day after, we fight. And if this disease plans on whipping us, it better bring a lunch, ’cause it’s gonna have a long day doing it.”


40. “Be your own healthcare advocate. You owe it to yourself and the people that love you.” – Dawnia


41. “You have to fight, because if you don’t, you let the opponent win. And if your opponent is cancer, the results can be deadly.” — Lawrence Wray


42. Holy Father, thank You that we have an inheritance in Christ and the right to exercise spiritual authority. In the mighty Name of Jesus, that Name under which everything in heaven and earth and below the earth must bow, we exercise authority over cancer and command all malignancies to leave our brother/sister [name of friend]. All problems caused by cancer or by chemotherapy and radiation, leave now! Thank You, God, for restoring health to this dear one. Amen.


43. “The first step is you have to say that you can.” – Will Smith


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


45. “I want men to know that things really do get better — and they get better fairly rapidly. Don’t get discouraged.”


46. “I think Romeo and Juliet is uplifting. That’s how much a son wishes to avenge his father. That is how much two young people can love each other.” – Ben Kingsley


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


48. “Love and laughter are two of the most important universal cancer treatments on the planet. Overdose on them.” – Comic Strip Mama


49. “When you come to the end of your rope… tie a knot and hang on. I’m not ready for you to let go yet!”


50. “The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox


51. “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”


52. “With breast cancer, it’s all about detection. You have to educate young women and encourage them to do everything they have to do.”


53. “Allow your dreams to shower your aspirations, and allow your hopes to be a source of encouragement.” ― Shaa Zainol


54. “Without hair, A queen is still a queen’.”


55. “Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.” – Anonymous


56. “When you see an obstacle approaching, grab your courage and speed up.” – Angela Lynne Craig


57. “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” – Elon Musk


58. “Let’s plan a trip. A weekend getaway to anywhere in the world. We’ll plan it right in the midst of all this to show cancer you’re still the boss of your own life.”


59. “You’re one of the toughest people I know. No matter what life has thrown at you, you’ve always found a way to recover with humor and strength. I know you have what it takes to tackle cancer with that same attitude. I know it’s still scary and frustrating, though. I’m here for you, and I pray every day that you get well soon.”


60. “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” ― Alice Morse Earle


61. “Cancer is messy and scary. You throw everything at it, but don’t forget to throw love at it. It turns out that might be the best weapon of all.”


62. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”― Eleanor Roosevelt


63. “Whatever difficulty you may faced, do not get discouraged.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita


64. “Make each day your masterpiece.” —John Wooden


65. “Listening to music is such an uplifting, spiritual thing. It’s far-fetched to some – I understand that. But the way dance music brings people together, it’s not a big stretch from hymns.” – Kaskade


66. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass It’s about learning how to DANCE IN THE RAIN.”


67. There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold – with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” ― Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees


68. “I am not thankful for cancer, but I am thankful for what cancer has taught me.” – Brett Conley


69. “Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.”


70. “Cancer is awful. It took 10 years until I didn’t think about it every day. Nobody should go through this. Nobody.” – Hans Rosling


71. “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” – Georgia O’Keeffe


72. “I know you said you wanted to start dressing up more. My bad, I assumed you meant evening gowns and not hospital gowns.”


73. “Whatever support you need, I am here for you. Whatever I can do, whatever you need, all you need to do is ask.”


74. “Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod.” – William Shakespeare


75. “I’m in good shape. My cancer means I have lost a lot of organs and I’m a lot lighter. I have devoted myself to yoga and I’m doing handstands.” – Eve Ensler


76. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


77. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama


78. “Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” – William Arthur Ward


79. “Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie


80. “You’ve always wanted a good reason to get out of hosting Thanksgiving at your house. Now you have one.”


81. “Breast cancer, whether I like it or not, is part of my family’s story. That’s why I am so passionate about raising awareness, because I have seen firsthand how it can impact others.”


82. “Nah. I’m a tough cookie. Except for the cancer, I’m fine.” – Lisa Scottoline


83. “Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.” – George Jackson


84. “You are my first priority. No request is too big or too small. Anything you need, I will provide.”


85. “In a fixed mindset, everything is about the outcome. If you fail—or if you’re not the best—it’s all been wasted. The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome. They’re tackling problems, charting new courses, working on important issues. Maybe they haven’t found the cure for cancer, but the search was deeply meaningful.”―Carol S. Dweck


86. “Cancer is a fight to the death. Either you kill it, or it will kill you. Get ready to brawl.”


87. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln


88. “Each day is one day closer to being done with your chemotherapy! I’m counting down right along with you.”


89. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill


90. “What does not kill us makes us stronger.”


91. I had cancer, cancer never had me. You are not defined by what you are going through. Cancer will never have you. You are much more than your disease.


92. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” — Carol Burnett


93. “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins


94. “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” — Epictetus


95. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” — Maya Angelou


96. “A big part of being a well-adjusted person is accepting that you can’t be good at everything.”– Kelly Williams Brown


97. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new” ― Albert Einstein


98. “Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.” – Ingrid Bergman


99. “I don’t know exactly what to say, but please know how much I care about you and love you.”


100. “Belief creates the actual fact.”— William James


101. “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell


102. “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” – Saadi


103. “I’m sure you can’t wait to feel 100 percent healthy. Even if it feels like it’s taking a long time, you’re getting there–one day at a time! I’m sure you’ll feel better soon, and I can’t wait to celebrate with you once you’re done with treatments! If there’s anything I can do to help your treatments go more smoothly, please let me know.”


104. “Lean on me; that’s what friends are for. Whether you need a shoulder to cry on, a rock to support you or someone to listen to you yell, I am here. Always and a day.”


105. “[What got me through cancer was] taking each day at a time, knowing it was temporary.” — Jessica Pace


106. “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernandez


107. “Don’t let pain define you, let it refine you.” – Tim Fargo


108. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau


109. Small steps every day. Every small step counts. You might not reach your goal today but that is okay.


110. “Pain is temporary, it may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong


111. “Coffee is already known to be a preventative factor against mild depression, Parkinson’s disease, and colon and rectal cancers.”


112. “People talk about the courage of cancer patients. and I do not deny that courage. I have been poked and stabbed and poisoned for years. and still I trod on.”


113. “Faith doesn’t always mean that God changes your situation, sometimes it means he changes you.” – Steven Furtick


114. “Cancer recovery is hard work. Life is hard work. And it really pays off. Hang in there.” — Helen Szablya


115. “We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.” – Helen Keller


116. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein


117. “Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.” – Anonymous


118. “Cancer changes your life, often for the better. You learn what’s important, you learn to prioritize, and you learn not to waste your time. You tell people you love them.” — Joel Siegel


119. “Cry. Yell. Laugh. That’s what friends are for, so don’t be afraid to call on me, okay?”


120. “More men die of jealousy than cancer.” – Joseph Patrick Kennedy


121. “A warrior must only take care that his spirit is never broken” – Shissai


122. “You are stronger than cancer. Beat it.” – Odeta Stuikys Rose


123. “Take one day at a time. Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” — Billy Graham


124. “There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within.” – Miyamoto Musashi


125. “Stand in your light and shine brightly because that is how you defeat darkness.” – Leslie Esperanza Espaillat


126. “Light tomorrow with today.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning


127. “You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.” – Anonymous


128. “You have to fight, because if you don’t, you let the opponent win, and if your opponent is cancer, the results can be deadly.”


129. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland


130. “Without hair, a queen is still a queen.” ― Prajakta Mhadnak


131. “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” — Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse


132. “Nah. I’m a tough cookie. Except for the cancer, I’m fine.”


133. “God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.” — Unknown


134. “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.” — Jon Acuff


135. “It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition. The naming of what is there is what is important.” – Ian Mcewan


136. “Beat cancer. Small steps every day.” – Anonymous


137. “I know you have been through so many emotional ups and downs during your treatment, especially when you lost your hair. But I don’t want you to ever forget how beautiful you are.”


138. “I want you to focus on getting well. Tell me what chores need to be done at the house and I will do them for you so you don’t have to think about it.”


139. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” — Malala Yousafzai


140. “Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.” — Susan Taylor


141. “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca


142. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined.” — A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


143. “Cancer is that awful word we all fear when we go to the doctor for a physical exam, but in that brief dark moment we hear it the world we live in and the people we share it with begin to illuminate things we did not even pay attention to.”


144. “Ignoring your prostate can be lethal.”— Angela Culhane


145. “Never give up. Life is worth living. There is life after cancer.” – Anonymous


146. “Did you notice the smile on a cancer patient’s face after the last treatment? That’s the smile you want on your face.”


147. “Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.” – G. K. Chesterton


148. “Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather, it is a life sentence. It pushes one to live.” – Marcia Smith


149. “Cancer cannot cripple love, it cannot shatter hope, it cannot conquer the spirit.” – Unknown


150. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly.”


151. “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


152. “Cancer cannot cripple love, it cannot shatter hope, it cannot conquer the spirit.” — Unknown


153. “Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy.” – Felicia Hemans


154. “Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.” ― Janice Trachtman


155. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Khalil Gibran


156. “This world is better with you in it, and you’re going to stay in it for a very long time.”


157. “We can reduce these cancer rates—breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer—by 90% or more by people adopting what I call a nutritarian diet.” – Joel Fuhrman


158. “When you get out of the hospital, we are going to have the best tea party ever when you get home! So get as much rest as you can now so you are ready to wear your crown, Princess!”


159. “Our lives are the Journey we take to find our true selves!” ― Alyssa Gonzalez


160. “When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.” — Stuart Scott


161. “I promise never to refer to your illness as a “journey”. Unless someone is taking you on a cruise of course.”


162. “I know you aren’t feeling well, kiddo, but I wanted you to know that you are the bravest boy I know.”


163. “This is the story of how Dad lived with his lung cancer. But it is much more. Through his illness and the miracles we experienced, I came to see that Dad’s was not just a journey. It was a journey home. Home to God. „


164. “Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” – John Diamond


165. “Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future. Faith is the courage to dance to it today.” – Peter Kuzmic


166. “Believe you can, and you are halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt


167. “How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” – Seth Godin


168. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” ― Rosa Parks


169. “Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU.”


170. “Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” – George Bernard Shaw


171. “Be patient. Patience is the mother of all virtues.” – Hrithik Roshan


172. “Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer


173. “Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.” – Ralph Marston


174. “If I persist long enough I will win.” – Og Mandino


175. “Patience is the support of weakness impatience the ruin of strength.” – Charles Caleb Colton


176. “One more chemo session down! Let’s celebrate with something that doesn’t taste disgusting.”


177. “There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” ― Barbara Kingsolver


178. “Acceptance of death and cancer did not mean I intended to give up, just the opposite. I was prepared to fight cancer not out of fear of dying, but out of joy of living.” — Edie Littlefield Sundby


179. “You have to figure out your own way to deal with this diagnosis. You learn about yourself, what you are made of. This can be extraordinary and you want to share this, help others who go through the same thing.”


180. “Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for – you.” – Shannon L. Alder


181. “My reaction on being told that I had cancer was not what I might have expected. I was relieved to finally know what I had to deal with and calm at the possibility of fading away. It seemed to me I had already lived a full life, like a well-plotted novel that reaches a satisfactory conclusion. I had known deep friendship, true love, loss, and sorrow. I had felt at one with nature and at home in the city. And, critically, I had discovered both a creative capacity within myself and inner discipline to put it to work. I had become a whole person.”


182. “Your brain is so huge you had room for a tumor!”


183. “Cancer opens many doors. One of the most important is your heart.”


184. “A life touched by cancer is not a life destroyed by cancer.”


185. “Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees. It brought me to my feet.” – Michael Douglas


186. “You have been fighting cancer for so long, and now you are in the home stretch. Your treatments are almost done! Yay! That is a reason to celebrate!”


187. “Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.”


188. “Would you like a ride to your doctor’s appointment this week? I’d like to drive you if that would be helpful.”


189. “Hope is the physician of each misery.” — Irish proverb


190. “You can be a victim of cancer or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.” – Dave Pelzer


191. “Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll


192. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson


193. “Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.” – Saint Francis de Sales


194. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank


195. “Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far.” – Swahili Proverb


196. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth


197. “We normally know we’re getting older when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded; unless you’re a cancer survivor! Then we love people reminding us!”


198. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison


199. “You’re a superhero in my eyes. You’re so strong and brave. Even though you’ve had a roller-coaster of emotions in your life for the past year, you still find the strength to smile. You inspire me to be a braver person each and every day!”


200. “May God hold you up and give you the strength to go through each day as you fight this battle.”


201. “Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Think positive and have faith.”


202. “Even through these dark times that cancer is trying to bring upon you I see you shining like the sun. Keep shining. Keep hoping. Keep praying. Keep going. This too shall pass.”


203. “Cancer is such a ruthless adversary because it behaves as if it has its own fiendishly cunning agenda.” – Paul Davies


204. “Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” – Anonymous


205. “Never allow situations and people to halt your mission.”― Hiral Nagda


206. “I am so sorry this is happening to you. You have the best doctor around, and friends and family who love and support you, and we will help you get through this.”


207. “I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” — Anne Frank


208. “You are not alone in this fight. You have a huge crowd of friends and family standing by your side. Remember how much we all love you.”


209. “Cancer is not a straight line. It’s up and down.”


210. “Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you've ever been, to stand up taller than you ever were.” — Unknown


211. “Breast cancer is being detected at an earlier, more treatable stage these days, largely because women are taking more preventive measures, like self-exams and regular mammograms, and treatment is getting better too.” – Elizabeth Hurley


212. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”– Robert Frost


213. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." — Kenji Miyazawa


214. “I’m sending good vibes and healing energy your way as you start chemo! I know this has been a difficult time for you, and I wanted to let you know that you are all of your friends and family are rooting for a speedy recovery.”


215. “People ask if I had it to do again, would I choose cancer? Yes.” – Sally Morgan


216. “I have no doubt that you will tackle cancer the same way you have every other obstacle in your life: with grit and determination and your fierce I’ve-got-this attitude!”


217. “Yes, I have cancer and it might not go away, but I can still have a future because life goes on.”


218. “The best way to fight cancer is to take it one day at a time. You are always taking care of everyone around you, but you need to focus on yourself right now. Stay positive and know that we all are cheering you on.”


219. “When you encounter various trials, big or small, be full of joy. They’re opportunities to learn patience.” – Scott Curran


220. “Cancer is a marathon – you can’t look at the finish line. You take it moment by moment, sometimes breath by breath, other times step by step.” — Sarah Betz Bucciero


221. “The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.”—Tricia Cunningham


222. “I want people to see that the cosmic perspective is simultaneously honest about the universe we live in and uplifting, when we realize how far we have come and how wonderful is this world of ours.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson


223. “I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” – Henry Rollins


224. “Patience and fortitude conquer all things.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


225. “With all of the good you’ve done in your life and all of the times you’ve been there for others, most certainly karma is on your side.”


226. “With breast cancer, it’s all about detection. You have to educate young women and encourage them to do everything they have to do.” — Bill Rancic


227. “Everyone in this world is breathing borrowed air.” – Rachael Lippincott


228. “Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”— Imam Ali


229. “More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, and they demonstrate the ever-increasing possibility of living beyond cancer.” – Sheryl Crow


230. “There will come a time in life when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” – Bishop


231. “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here, we should dance.” — Unknown


232. “Patience is the key to paradise.” – Turkish Proverb (a bit of a wisdom quote too, don’t you think?!)


233. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”


234. “No matter what life has thrown at you in the past, you have survived it. And I know you are going to beat cancer, too.”


235. “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu


236. “The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” — C.C. Scott


237. “Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” – John Diamon


238. “Cancer does not define who I am, although it is a significant part of me and who I am becoming.” — Carrie Kreiswirth


239. “Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.” – Soren Kierkegaard


240. “It’s my firm intention to whop cancer into submission and I truly believe I’ve given myself the best start possible by radically overhauling my diet and by staying true to my motto, which is don’t worry, be happy, feel good. The first thing I did when I was diagnosed was to turn vegan.” – Larry Hagman


241. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” — Chuang Tzu


242. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg


243. “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa


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


245. “Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.” –


246. “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau


247. “Cancer changes your life, often for the better. You learn what’s important, you learn to prioritize, and you learn not to waste your time. You tell people you love them.”


248. “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien


249. “Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” – Phillips Brooks


250. “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.” – Vladimir Lenin


251. “Beating cancer is a personal battle. It was one of the toughest opponents I have faced so far, and I think I did reasonably well.” – Yuvraj Singh


252. “Cancer is messy and scary. You throw everything at it, but don’t forget to throw love at it. It turns out that might be the best weapon of all.” — Regina Brett


253. “After all that you’ve survived, do you really think some cancer cells are going to get the best of you? No way. Don’t you ever lose hope in your ability to overcome.”


254. “Keep your sunny side up, keep yourself beautiful, and indulge yourself.” — Betsey Johnson


255. “I’m happy to tell you that having been through surgery and chemotherapy and radiation, breast cancer is officially behind me.” — Carly Fiorina


256. “Every day is a good day, even when things are hard because we are still here, still fighting to live among the latter.” – Lisa Kinsella


257. “Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder.” — Mason Cooley


258. “Cancer is the be-all and end-all of the sport, and the only thing you can do is show up to the game with your jersey on.”


259. “Cancer doesn’t have to define you.”— Nelda Blair, anal cancer survivor


260. “The road ahead of you looks scary, but I wanted to let you know that we are here to support you every step of the way.”


261. “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


262. “Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up.” – Ryan Reynolds


263. “There’s always hope beyond what you see.”— Cora Connor, kidney cancer caregiver


264. “Parents with children who have cancer: I was your child 30 years ago, and I’m here today.” – Nora Kulkarni


265. “Think of the patience God has had for you and let it resonate to others. If you want a more patient world, let patience be your motto.” – Steve Maraboli


266. “Cancer is not a single disease, and it almost certainly can’t ever be addressed with a single magical potion.”


267. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James


268. “Success only comes to those who dare to attempt.” — Mallika Tripathi


269. “Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.” – Democritus


270. “We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.” – Winston Churchill


271. “Don’t lose hope. When the sun goes down, the stars come out.”


272. “Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains.” – William Penn


273. “Being positive is the best medicine you can take.”— Maggie Howard, sarcoma survivor


274. “I think cancer is a hard battle to fight alone or with another person at your side, but I will say having someone to pick you up when you fall, stand by your side through every appointment and delivery of bad news, is priceless.”


275. “It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi


276. “In terms of fitness and battling through cancer, exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally.”


277. “Faith is daring to go beyond what the eyes can see.”


278. “Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy.”


279. “I felt great empathy for my friend, as one form of cancer after another emerged to challenge him. I felt sympathy for his suffering that surely clawed at his daily routines, always active and busy, but he rarely verbalized complaints while courageously challenging his archenemy. He met pain and physical decline with 600-calorie workouts; he discarded anxieties somewhere along innumerable running trails; he faced death by running through life at full stride.”


280. “There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold — with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” — Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees


281. “It’s my firm intention to whop cancer into submission and I truly believe I’ve given myself the best start possible by radically overhauling my diet and by staying true to my motto, which is: Don’t worry, be happy, feel good. The first thing I did when I was diagnosed was to turn vegan.” — Larry Hagman


282. “Breast cancer deaths in America have been declining for more than a decade. Much of that success is due to early detection and better treatments for women. I strongly encourage women to get a mammogram.”


283. “Births and cancer treatments are so expensive, it’s a luxury to live, a privilege to die.”


284. “It’s faith that will take you through and determination that will drive you.” ― Jonathan Anthony Burkett


285. “One of the things that can help people with cancer is having something that you really look forward to doing, so that you can focus on that while the treatments are going on. I guess it’s like saying, ‘I have unfinished business left before I die.” — Joe Marelle


286. “Don’t give up on believing things can and will get better, even if they seem to be getting worse.”― Yedidah Spann


287. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.”– Hans Christian Andersen


288. “Today, we fight. Tomorrow, we fight. The day after, we fight. And if this disease plans on whipping us, it better bring a lunch ’cause it’s gonna have a long day doing it.” – Jim Beaver


289. “Time is shortening, but every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.” – Ingrid Bergman


290. “Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for – you.” ― Shannon L. Alder


291. “God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.” – Unknown


292. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino


293. “Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” – L.M. Montgomery


294. “…The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome. They’re tackling problems, charting new courses, working on important issues. Maybe they haven’t found the cure for cancer, but the search was deeply meaningful.” ― Carol S. Dweck


295. “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”


296. “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – St. Augustine


297. “Finding the strength to smile each day can’t be easy. I don’t know how you do what you do each day! Even though I don’t understand it, I’m so lucky to have such a strong friend like you. I know it can get exhausting, though. I’d love to have the chance to support you. Can I help get you to and from the hospital? I’d love to do anything I can to help!”


298. “Where can I learn more about what you are going through? Are there books or websites you can recommend to me?”


299. “The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” —Thomas Jefferson


300. “Cricket is my life. Before cancer, I was happy-go-lucky. I used to think about my career and worry about the future. But post it, my thinking has completely changed. I’m happy to eat and breathe normally. I’m happy to have my life back.”


301. “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made under pressure.” — Peter Marshall


302. “I’ve had a hip replacement, I’ve beaten cancer, I had my hand operation, and I stopped drinking. Something inside of me just went, ‘I’m done.'” – Eddie Van Halen


303. “Let’s take our herbal tea and yoga lessons seriously and give your cancer a hard time. And remember—bald is beautiful!”


304. “If you believe in your dream with all your heart, you can achieve it.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita


305. “Cancer is a part of our life, but it’s not our whole life.” – Anonymous


306. “Every day is a chance to create a memory and to love a little more.”— Jessi Hooks


307. “At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end.” — Unknown


308. “I knew now why people fear cancer: because it is a slow and inevitable death, it is the very definition of cynicism and loss of spirit. So, I believed.”


309. “Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” — Misty Copeland


310. “For every wound, there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, ‘I survived!'” – Fr. Craig Scott


311. “You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” — Shaun Hick


312. “When I’m having a bad day, I think of you and your positive attitude. You are such an inspiration, and I am so blessed to have you in my life.”


313. “Patience is also a form of action.” – Anonymous


314. “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton


315. “Don’t let pain define you. Let it refine you.” — Tim Fargo


316. “The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Moliere


317. “I have seen how difficult going through chemo has been for you and you may not feel like you’re doing well, but to me, you are the most courageous person I know.”


318. “This is the time to put yourself first; to focus all of your energy on healing and looking forward to the day you get to ring the bell in the doctor’s office and leave cancer free.”


319. “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.


320. “Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.” – Jennifer Aniston


321. “Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” – Alice Walker


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


323. “Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.” – George Louis de Buffon


324. “Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy.” — Felicia Hemans


325. “Sometimes you can because you can. Sometimes you can because you have to.”


326. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you'd ever imagined. Don't let cancer cause you to sell yourself short or forget your worth.


327. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers


328. “Cancer does not stop your life, giving up your dreams or your goals, it is simply a parameter to manage, no more, no less than all the other parameters of life.” — Gérard Bourrat


329. “There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.” — Ann Jillian


330. “There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.”


331. “Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.”


332. “With diligence, discipline and determination you can fulfill the dream.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita


333. “Patience is the key to contentment.” – The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)


334. “You’re enough to try the patience of an oyster!” – Lewis Carrol


335. “I’m battling cancer. It’s another battle I intend to win.”


336. “Cancer is a word, not a sentence.”


337. “They say laughter is the best medicine. Unless you have cancer, in which case chemotherapy is much more effective.”


338. “Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in your mind.” – David G. Allen


339. “The best way to deal with ‘Change’ is to lead it!” – Clifford L Feightner


340. “Beating cancer is personal battle. It was one of the toughest opponents I have faced so far, and I think I did reasonably well. Touch wood.” – Yuvraj Singh


341. “I began to realize that coming in such close contact with my own mortality had changed both nothing and everything. Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. After the diagnosis, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. But now I knew it acutely. The problem wasn’t really a scientific one. The fact of death is unsettling. Yet there is no other way to live.”


342. “Cancer picked the wrong diva to mess with! I am so sorry you are going through this, but I know you will fight it with all that you have.”


343. “The journey towards recovery is a rocky one, but with the constant love and support from your friends and family, you will reach your destination!”


344. “The truth is that you can be angry and scared and happy and grateful and tired and fed up at the same time. I guess that’s the gift of cancer.”


345. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar


346. “Results from a prospective study of 25,892 Norwegian women clearly showed that consumption in excess of 750 ml of whole milk a day leads to a relative risk of breast cancer of 2.91 compared with consumption of less than 150 ml with a relative risk of 1.0.”


347. [My mom] had this amazing attitude in the face of everything, including when she got cancer. —Bill Clinton


348. “Coffee is already known to be a preventative factor against mild depression, Parkinson’s disease, and colon and rectal cancers.” – Chris Kilham


349. “Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore


350. “What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can’t move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn’t been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won’t be troubling you much longer.”


351. Your life is your story. Write well. Edit Often. You can't control what happens to you, but you can control the way that you handle it. What do you want your story to say?


352. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom


353. “Breast cancer is being detected at an earlier, more treatable stage these days, largely because women are taking more preventive measures, like self-exams and regular mammograms. And treatment is getting better too.”


354. “The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.” – Eddie Vedder


355. “Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene


356. Cancer is a word, not a sentence. Cancer is NOT a death sentence. It's just one word in your sentence; one part of your life.


357. “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” — Blake Lively


358. “Once cancer happens, it changes the way you live for the rest of your life.” – Hayley Mills


359. “I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” – Joseph Campbell


360. “I know you are worried about losing your hair, but it can’t make you look any worse than that at-home perm Mom gave you in 1988!”


361. “I can’t imagine how tough this is for you but I wanted to reach out and let you know I’m here if you need anything. You are so brave and inspiring. You make us all so proud.”


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


363. “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” – Greg Anderson


364. “The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.” – Croft M. Pentz


365. “You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn


366. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder


367. Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You may not be where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. It can be easy to get caught up in how far you have to go. Don't forget to look back, and recognize how far you have come. Every day brings you one step closer.


368. “Working out is my way of saying to cancer, ‘You’re trying to invade my body. You’re trying to take me away from my daughters, but I’m stronger than you. And I’m going to hit harder than you.” – Stuart Scott


369. “Even small positive shifts in thinking, create huge results if you are consistent in your efforts.”― Nanette Mathews


370. “If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.”— Thomas Jefferson


371. “From the very beginning you are being told to compare yourself with others. This is the greatest disease; it is like a cancer that goes on destroying your very soul because each individual is unique. and comparison is not possible.” – Osho


372. “My mom and dad passed away from cancer. Within nine months, I lost both of my folks. Immediately after that, I had a horrible betrayal where my brother, who worked for me, stole a lot of my money. He’s in jail now.”


373. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine


374. “Be thankful for this day. You are here, breathing and living life. Even if it’s not the life you want or hoped for, it’s life. There’s always something to be thankful for.” – Anonymous


375. “When cancer happens, you don’t put life on hold. You live now.” – Fabi Powell


376. “Hope is the physician of each misery.” – Irish Proverb


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


378. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau


379. “Well to be fair, I said, I mean she probably can’t handle it. Neither can you, but she doesn’t have to handle it. And you do.” – John Green


380. “We’re going to buy you the most fabulous earrings. Bald is beautiful, girl.”


381. “With breast cancer, it’s all about detection. You have to educate young women and encourage them to do everything they have to do.” – Bill Rancic


382. “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.


383. “If you loved your life before cancer, do not be afraid of life after cancer. You will find beauty again.” – Anonymous


384. “It’s the little things that keep us going.”― Richie Norton


385. “It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.” — Queen Elizabeth II


386. “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” ― William Wordsworth


387. “Cancer is that awful word we all fear when we go to the doctor for a physical exam, but in that brief dark moment we hear it the world we live in and the people we share it with begin to illuminate things we did not even pay attention to.” – BD Phillips


388. “Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I’d rather not belong to.” – Gilda Radner


389. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou


390. “The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.”


391. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” —Malala Yousafzai


392. “Your strength is amazing. You inspire me every day.”


393. “Guess what? You officially have a “get out of jail free” card for all those lunches you try to avoid with your in-laws!”


394. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou


395. “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.” — William J. Brennan, Jr.


396. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”— Michael Altshuler


397. “When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” – Karen E. Quinones Miller


398. “Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to our eyes. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.” –Brooke Foss Westcott


399. “It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars. Try and find some beauty in your situation. You won’t be the person you were before cancer, but that does not have to be a bad thing.” – Anonymous


400. “I have cancer. Cancer doesn’t have me.” – Marco Calderon


401. “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” – Mary Dunbar


402. “Don’t give up. Every day is worth it.”— Hashmat Effendi, breast cancer survivor


403. “Our lie is like a cancer that’s spread to every single area of our lives.” – Simone Elkeles


404. The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.” — Nikolai Lenin


405. “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” – Oprah Winfrey


406. “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill


407. “We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realise we only have one.” – Lawrence Wray


408. “One day at a time, one step at a time. Do what you can, do your best. Let God handle the rest.” — Michelle Jones


409. “Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.” – John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


410. “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” – Anonymous


411. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs


412. “Now I’m fighting cancer, everybody knows that. People ask me all the time about how you go through your life and how’s your day, and nothing is changed for me.”


413. “On the whole, it is patience which makes the final difference between those who succeed or fail in all things. All the greatest people have it in an infinite degree, and among the less, the patient weak ones always conquer the impatient strong.” – John Ruskin


414. “They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? I’m betting on stronger.”


415. “Breast cancer deaths in America have been declining for more than a decade. Much of that success is due to early detection and better treatments for women. I strongly encourage women to get a mammogram.” – Larry Craig


416. “Who can say they have been through cancer twice and beat it? Confront the world, Aundrea. You’re alive. Be proud of the strong woman you are and stop hiding behind your wig.”


417. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


418. “Hope is living with courage and confidence, not fear.” — Penny Boldrey


419. “Cancer does not stop your life, giving up your dreams or your goals, it is simply a parameter to manage, no more, no less than all the other parameters of life.”


420. “Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


421. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu


422. “A cancer diagnosis changes you forever. You always remember the moment it came.” – Anonymous


423. “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” – Bruce Barton


424. “Without hair, a queen is still a queen.” – Prajakta Mhadnak


425. “Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence; it pushes one to live.” — Marcia Smith


426. “I’ve always loved journaling as a way to clear my mind. Whether I’m traveling or at home, the first thing I do when I wake up is pull out my notebook and record positive things that have happened to me as well as uplifting thoughts.” – Gloria Reuben


427. “Trust the process. Your time is coming. Just do the work and the results will handle themselves.” – Tony Gaskins


428. “Remember how far you’ve come in your fight against this awful disease, not just how far you have to go. You may not be where you want to be, but you are a long way from where you used to be.”


429. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” ― Helen Keller


430. “A bad day doesn’t cancel out a good life. Keep going.”― Richie Norton


431. “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald


432. Optimism: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster; it's more like a cha-cha. You may not be where you want to be right now, but you're just doing the dance that is called life.


433. “Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.” – Plautus


434. “You’ve probably wondered to yourself why this is happening to you. God will never give us more than we can handle. He knows you are a warrior, and so do I.”


435. “Cancer taught my family that my mom is much stronger than we ever thought. Faced with a devastating diagnosis, she just kept going and living, never complaining.” – Richard Grenell


436. “There is power in faith. Have faith that God will watch over you and protect you.”


437. “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” — Samuel Smiles


438. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong Sally Jenkins


439. “Learning patience can be a difficult experience, but once conquered you will find life is easier.” – Catherine Pulsifer


440. “Well, you always wondered what smoking weed was like. Now, you can find out.”


441. “I had cancer. Cancer never had me. You are not defined by what you are going through. Cancer will never have you. You are much more than your disease.” – Anonymous


442. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today, let us begin.” — Mother Teresa


443. “Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.” — G. K. Chesterton


444. “I think loneliness probably kills more people than cancer.” —A Simple Favor


445. “You are in everyone’s thoughts during this difficult time. Take it easy and do whatever you need to do to feel better.”


446. “Love and laughter are two of the most important universal cancer treatments on the planet. Overdose on them.” — Tanya Masse


447. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have”


448. “This must be a really tough time for you, but I wanted to let you know that I’m so impressed by your courage and endurance.”


449. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle


450. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1


451. “Staying silent is like a slow-growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself.”


452. “I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.” – Paulo Coelho


453. “Watching you battle your way toward health has been inspirational for me. You’re the strongest person I know, and I can’t wait for you to get well and feel like your old self again.”


454. “You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It's a mindset.” — Dave Pelzer


455. “Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold.” – Leonardo da Vinci


456. “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


457. “I know this is a really exhausting time in your life. Even if it doesn’t feel like it, you’re doing so well. I can’t imagine how I’d handle this situation, but I know that I wouldn’t be able to pull it off with the grace and strength that you display!”


458. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy


459. “Sending good vibes and positive thoughts your way as you start your chemo. I hope the things in this gift basket help you pass the time during treatment.”


460. My mom [has] always been my hero. Watching her experience something like breast cancer was pivotal, I think in my whole family’s life and experience. She is one strong lady. —Emma Stone


461. “I’m so impressed by your courage and endurance. This is really tough time for you, but you’re getting through it each day. I know it can’t be as easy as you make it look.”


462. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn


463. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou


464. “Feed your faith, and your fears will starve to death.” — Unknown


465. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy (If this one doesn’t bring inner peace, I’m not sure what will!)


466. “Always remember that motivation gets you moving, but determination keeps you going.”


467. “Acceptance of death and cancer did not mean I intended to give up, just the opposite. I was prepared to fight cancer not out of fear of dying, but out of the joy of living.” – Edie Littlefield Sundby


468. “Every day, I pray that God watches over you and continues to give you the strength to fight this battle. I can’t imagine how exhausted you are from struggling with all of this, and I am so inspired by your bravery.”


469. “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


470. “Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.”


471. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali


472. “I’m here for you, my friend. Whatever you need, know that I’m going to be right here for you.”


473. “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H. Glasow


474. “Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.” – Napoleon Hill


475. “Be thankful for what you have and you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey


476. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe


477. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki


478. “I was proud of myself for how well I ‘managed’ and refused to give up on my dreams.” ― Kristen Butler


479. Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you. Everyone has scars—whether you can see them or not. Wear yours with pride.


480. “You have to fight because if you don’t, you let the opponent win, and if your opponent is cancer, the results can be deadly.” – Lawrence Wray


481. “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


482. “Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.” – Corazon Aquino


483. “Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.” – Elon Musk


484. “Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” — Unknown


485. “Cancer is not a straight line. It’s up and down.” – Elizabeth Edwards


486. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle (but often incorrectly attributed to Jean-Jacques Rousseau)


487. “We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” — Lance Armstrong


488. “Bravery and courage are two of your greatest assets. I have no doubt that you will beat cancer and come out stronger on the other side.”


489. “Today we fight. Tomorrow we fight. The day after, we fight. And if this disease plans on whipping us, it better bring a lunch, ’cause it’s gonna have a long day doing it.” – Jim Beaver


490. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs


491. “We can reduce these cancer rates – breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer – by 90 percent or more by people adopting what I call a nutritarian diet.” — Joel Fuhrman


492. “There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.” — William Frederick Halsey, Jr.


493. “Cure the symptoms, cure the disease.”


494. “You are no less or more of a man or a woman or a human for having depression than you would be for having cancer or cardiovascular disease or a car accident.”


495. “Don’t despair, determined to keep going.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita


496. “Once cancer happens it changes the way you live for the rest of your life.” – Hayley Mills


497. “Above all, cancer is a spiritual practice that teaches me about faith and resilience.” — Kris Carr


498. “Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” — Grace Coddington


499. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” — Amelia Earhart


500. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” — Oprah


501. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”– Robert Collier


502. “I am grateful to be alive and still have the quality of life which makes it possible for me to spread awareness related to the benefits of detecting prostate cancer early.” — Mical J. Roy


503. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama


504. “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill


505. “You are strong. You can do this.”


506. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


507. “Whether you’re a mother or father, or a husband or a son, or a niece or a nephew or uncle, breast cancer doesn’t discriminate.’ – Stephanie McMahon


508. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills


509. “At any given moment, you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end.” – Christine Mason Miller


510. “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” – Steve Martin


511. “All we’ve got is hope, and we hang on to that every single day.” – Caleb Scott


512. “It’s not about being superhuman, it’s about realizing that being human is super!” – Sadhguru


513. “We wanted to let you know that you are not alone, and we love and care about you so much.”


514. “Just wanted to write you a note to wish you love and strength during this difficult time. Sending you healthy thoughts!”


515. “I won’t let cancer define me, but I’ll use my journey to help others.” – Douglas Clarke


516. “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones (I’m sure there are a few parents out there who can attest to what patience means!)


517. “PRAY without ceasing’ and take praise breaks all throughout your day!” ― DeBorrah K. Ogans


518. Don't look back. You're not going that way. Don't waste time worrying about the things that you cannot control; such as the past. Keep moving forward.


519. “Having had cancer, one important thing to know is you’re still the same person at the end. You’re stripped down to near zero. But most people come out the other end feeling more like themselves than ever before.” – Kylie Minogue


520. “Coffee is already known to be a preventive factor against mild depression, Parkinson’s disease, and colon and rectal cancers.” — Chris Kilham


521. “We are surrounded by adversity but we shall triumph because we have a greater spirit.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita


522. “I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I know WHO holds tomorrow.” – Sigrid Devida


523. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney


524. “Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed.” — Michael Douglas


525. “It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.” –Kenneth J Hutchins


526. “Even in the toughest of times, you continue to inspire me. I can’t wait for you to get well so we can hang out again!”


527. There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.


528. “If you’re not okay, that’s okay. It will happen sometimes. But you have to tell yourself that things will be better tomorrow. Even if they’re not better tomorrow, keep telling yourself they will be. Because eventually, tomorrow will be better.” – Sam Miller


529. “Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed.”


530. “Everything you can imagine is real.”― Pablo Picasso


531. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.”


532. “I now know why people fear cancer: because it is a slow and inevitable death, it is the very definition of cynicism and loss of spirit. So, I believed.” — Lance Armstrong


533. There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.


534. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” – Stuart Scott


535. “Always be inspired on every trial you face for these are stepping stones for a higher purpose” – Juano Ocampo


536. “If you have a friend or family member with breast cancer, try not to look at her with ‘sad eyes.’ Treat her like you always did; just show a little extra love.”


537. “Close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’ are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.” – Maxwell Maltz


538. “I bought you these healing crystals. I don’t think they actually do anything, but they’re pretty, and they make great weapons. I thought you’d appreciate that.”


539. Be thankful for this day. You are here, breathing and living life. Even if it's not the life you want or hoped for, it's life. There's always something to be thankful for.


540. “Cancer served a real purpose, making me a little bit more conscious of time.” — Gloria Steinem


541. “You are not facing cancer alone. We will get through this together.”


542. “I said a prayer for you today, that God would touch you with His healing hand and give you the comfort and peace you need to get through.”


543. “Never, never, never give up.”


544. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” ― Demi Lovato


545. “A constructive, useful life, good works, and good relationships are as valid as writing poetry or inventing a machine. Anything that one does well and obtains satisfaction from is a good enough reason for living. To be a decent human being that people like and feel better for knowing is enough.” – Robert Gould


546. “Don’t let anyone convince you, ever again, that you’re nothing without them.”― Julia Ash


547. “During chemo, you’re more tired than you’ve ever been. It’s like a cloud passing over the sun, and suddenly you’re out. You don’t know how you’ll answer the door when your groceries are delivered. But you also find that you’re stronger than you’ve ever been. You’re clear. Your mortality is at an optimal distance, not up so close that it obscures everything else, but close enough to give you depth perception. Previously, it has taken you weeks, months, or years to discover the meaning of an experience. Now, it’s instantaneous.” – Melissa Bank


548. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” — Oprah


549. Births and cancer treatments are so expensive, it’s a luxury to live, a privilege to die.” – J. Andrew Schrecker


550. “Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You may not be where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.” — Rick Warren


551. “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.”— Frank Ocean


552. Our lie is like a cancer that’s spread to every single area of our lives. – Simone Elkeles


553. “Cancer is only going to be a chapter in your life, not the whole story” – Joe Wasser


554. My mom has always been my hero. Watching her experience something like breast cancer was pivotal, I think, in my whole family’s life and experience. She is one strong lady. — Emma Stone


555. “Surviving cancer is not the end of a gruesome story. It’s the beginning of a beautiful one.” – Anonymous


556. “Father God, we humbly pray for all those who are fighting cancer. Give them the hope and courage they need each day. Comfort them in their pain and bless them with healing. Strengthen their family, friends, and caregivers. In Jesus name, Amen.”


557. “Once cancer happens it changes the way you live for the rest of your life.”


558. “To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution.” — Jo Coudert


559. “Let’s become herbal tea aficionados. All those antioxidants are sure to help cleanse your system and fight the cancer cells.”


560. “Every woman needs to know the facts. And the fact is, when it comes to breast cancer, every woman is at risk.”


561. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden


562. “The greatest power is often simple patience” – E Joseph Cossman


563. “I have cancer. Cancer doesn’t have me.” — Marco Calderon


564. “I think patience is a skill, and I don’t have it” – David Duchovny


565. “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – Anonymous


566. “My mother told me, ‘Son, nobody else but God knows.’ And that’s what I’m about, reaching out to the people, crying with them, giving them hope. Visiting the hospital, visiting the kids with cancer, visiting the adults, and stuff like that. That’s what I do.” – Mr. T


567. “A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy.”


568. “I’m happy to tell you that having been through surgery and chemotherapy and radiation, breast cancer is officially behind me.” – Carly Fiorina


569. “Laughter may have some healing properties, but I like the odds of chemo and radiation.”


570. “Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.” – Jawaharlal Nehru


571. “Faith is daring to go beyond what the eyes can see.” — Unknown


572. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.” — Thomas Edison


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


574. “In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus


575. “Cancer doesn’t care, so you have to.” — Crystal Brown-Tatum


576. “I dwell in possibility.” —Emily Dickinson


577. “To lose patience is to lose the battle.” – Mahatma Gandhi


578. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present.” – Buddha


579. “It seems like forever ago that you began chemo, and now you are so close to the finish line! I can’t wait to celebrate with you once it’s all over!”


580. “We can only appreciate the miracle of the sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.”


581. “HOPE is living with COURAGE and CONFIDENCE, not FEAR.” – Penny Boldrey


582. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”


583. “You know, once you’ve stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight.” – David H. Koch


584. “To continue believing in yourself, believing in the doctors, believing in the treatment, believing in whatever I chose to believe in, that was the most important thing, I decided. It had to be.”


585. “For every wound, there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, ‘I survived!’” – Craig Scott


586. “I am praying for you.”


587. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live. — Stuart Scott. Live your life by your own terms, not cancer's.


588. “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill


589. “God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.” – Unknown


590. “Precious’ is strangely uplifting. It goes down into the valley but it also goes to the mountain tops. A lot of difficult realities are explored in ‘Precious,’ but the peaks make the valleys and the valleys make the peaks.” – Geoffrey S. Fletcher


591. Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. — Oprah. There is no time for negative energy during cancer .You need to be around people who inspire, challenge, and make you better.


592. “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” — Robert Louis Stevenson


593. “I know you feel overwhelmed right now with everything that is happening, I hope things will get easier.”


594. “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” — Scott Hamilton


595. “Never give up on a dream