Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
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.
Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.
Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.
Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.
There is no hope unmingled with fear, no fear unmingled with hope.
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Optimism is the foundation of courage.