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100 Best Cancer Free Quotes and Sayings

Battling cancer is an arduous journey, filled with moments of fear, courage, hope, and resilience.

Finding strength and inspiration during this time can make a significant difference.

Words can uplift spirits, encourage positive thinking, and remind us of the strength within. Here, we have compiled 100 cancer free quotes and sayings to inspire and motivate those fighting cancer, survivors, and their loved ones.


Inspirational Quotes

  1. “Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” – John Diamond
  2. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” – Stuart Scott
  3. “Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.” – Unknown
  4. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  5. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  6. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” – C.C. Scott
  8. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve
  9. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts
  10. “Every day is a chance to create a memory and to love a little more.” – Jessi Hooker

Empowering Quotes

  1. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
  2. “Hope is the physician of each misery.” – Irish Proverb
  3. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill
  4. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley
  5. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  6. “Sometimes you don’t realize your strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale
  7. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” – William Ellery Channing
  8. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll
  9. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  10. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Rikki Rogers

Hopeful Quotes

  1. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” – Suzanne Collins
  2. “Never give up. Expect only the best from life and take action to get it.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  3. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  4. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  5. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost
  6. “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
  7. “Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future. Faith is the courage to dance to it today.” – Peter Kuzmic
  8. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
  9. “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” – Orison Swett Marden
  10. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson

Quotes on Strength

  1. “Cancer is only going to be a chapter in your life, not the whole story.” – Joe Wasser
  2. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  3. “Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” – Tori Amos
  4. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison
  5. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
  7. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
  8. “Life is exciting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore
  9. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” – Robert Tew
  10. “No matter how hard the battle gets or no matter how many people don’t believe in your dream, never give up!” – Eric Thomas

Motivational Quotes

  1. “Don’t count the days; make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali
  2. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
  3. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  4. “You are stronger than you think.” – Unknown
  5. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  6. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
  7. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman
  8. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
  9. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
  10. “To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” – Bertrand Russell

Healing Quotes

  1. “Every day is a new opportunity to begin again. Every day is your birthday.” – Dalai Lama
  2. “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” – Hippocrates
  3. “Take a deep breath, it’s just a bad day, not a bad life.” – Unknown
  4. “Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” – Mariska Hargitay
  5. “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi
  6. “The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals with joy.” – Proverb
  7. “Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.” – Maza Dohta
  8. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
  9. “Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage do.” – Unknown
  10. “Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” – Yoko Ono

Quotes on Courage

  1. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley
  2. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  3. “Courage is grace under pressure.” – Ernest Hemingway
  4. “Cancer is tough, but you are tougher.” – Unknown
  5. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  6. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you are.” – E.E. Cummings
  7. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
  8. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou
  9. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that count.” – Winston Churchill
  10. “All our dreams can come true if we dare to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Resilience Quotes

  1. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo—far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” – Jodi Picoult
  2. “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” – Mary Holloway
  3. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli
  4. “The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” – Robert Jordan
  5. “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before.” – Elizabeth Edwards
  6. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling
  7. “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” – Gever Tulley
  8. “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela
  9. “Resilience is the ability to attack while running away.” – Wes Fessler
  10. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

Encouraging Quotes

  1. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
  3. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett
  4. “It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  6. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  7. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson
  8. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
  9. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. “Out of difficulties grow miracles.” – Jean de La Bruyère

Quotes on Living Life Fully

  1. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” – Sarah Louise Delany
  2. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot
  4. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron
  5. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your actions.” – Dalai Lama
  6. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde
  7. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  8. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  9. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
  10. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

These quotes and sayings are meant to inspire, uplift, and provide strength to those battling cancer and to their loved ones.

Embrace the positivity and let these words remind you that there is always hope, courage, and resilience within us all.

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