Norman Cousins Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old norman cousins quotes, norman cousins sayings, and norman cousins proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.     

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Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bulletproof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease.     

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The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter     

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The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.     

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Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.     

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War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace.      

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In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility.     

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Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.     

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A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.     

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Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.     

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Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.     

Norman Cousins

In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility.     

Norman Cousins

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.     

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Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.     

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Drugs are not always necessary. Belief in recovery always is.     

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Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.     

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The marvelous pharmacy that was designed by nature and placed into our being by the universal architect produces most of the medicines we need.     

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The more serious the illness, the more important it is for you to fight back, mobilizing all your resources-spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical.     

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We are wide-eyed in contemplating the possibility that life may exist elsewhere in the universe, but we wear blinders when contemplating the possibilities of life on earth.     

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Reverence for life is more than solicitude or sensitivity for life. It is a sense of the whole, a capacity for inspired response, a respect for the intricate universe of individual life. It is the supreme awareness of awareness itself.     

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It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.     

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For every low there is an equal but opposite high.     

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Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.      

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We will not have peace by afterthought.     

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Infinity converts the possible into the inevitable.     

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It is no longer correct to regard higher education solely as a privilege. It is a basic right in today's world.     

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The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.     

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