Fighting Cancer Sayings and Quotes

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


You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It's a mindset.

Dave Pelzer

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.     

Jim Valvano

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

John Diamon

We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.     

Lance Armstrong.

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

gotCancer.org.

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

Cayla Mills

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

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.     

C.C. Scott

The worst thing in your life may contain the seeds of the best

Joe Kogel

The important thing is not that we can live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it.     

Harvey Milk

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.

Orison Swett Marden

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

Ingrid Bergman

Once you choose hope, anything's possible.

Christopher Reeve

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D.

I will live a hope-filled life every day. I will handle my problems as opportunities in a different, more effective manner, based on the power of advanced mathematics; You + God = Enough     

Zig Ziglar

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.

William James

Be a tough-minded optimist

Frosty Westering

If you do not hope, you will not find out what is beyond your hopes.

Clement of Alexandria

Remember, that of all the elements that comprise a human being, the most important, the most essential, the one that will sustain, transcend, overcome and vanquish obstacles is Spirit!

Buddy Ebsen

Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence; it pushes one to live.

Marcia Smith

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

Felicia Hemans

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

Don't count the days, make the days count.

Muhammad Ali

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.

Joseph Campbell

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Cancer didn't bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.     

Michael Douglas

Scars are tattoos with better stories.

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