Cancer Uplift: Quotes to Inspire and Empower

In the midst of life’s challenges, finding moments of peace and comfort can make a world of difference. We understand that facing cancer can be an incredibly tough journey, filled with uncertainties and emotions.  We have created a collection of quotes that we hope will serve as a source of inspiration for you.

If you prefer to listen to the quotes rather than read them, click here. May these words remind you that you’re not alone on this path. Each quote has been chosen with care, intending to offer a glimmer of strength, a spark of courage, and a touch of comfort. Our sincere wish is that these quotes become a gentle reminder of your inner strength and the community of support surrounding you. As you read or listen to these quotes, we hope you find moments of peace and encouragement guiding you through the journey ahead.



Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible! –  Audrey Hepburn

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

You don’t know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Unknown

A positive attitude is a good medicine.Cancer survivor

No matter what the statistics say, there is always a way.Bernie Siegel

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.Winston Churchill

Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope. Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.Walt Whitman

You define your own life. Don’t let other people or your circumstances write your script.Oprah Winfrey

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says the Lord. Jeremiah 30:17a

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle

We have two options, medically and emotionally: give in or fight like hell. – Lance Armstrong

Believe you can, and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts today. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Be Strong – Stay Strong. – Cancer patient, Steve

One day at a time, one step at a time. Do what you can; do your best. Let God handle the rest.Safe Haven Cancer Support Society

No one can be strong 100% of the time; the key is bouncing back.Cancer patient

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.Christopher Reeve

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.Winston Churchill

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain. Vivian Greene

Each day is a gift. That is why they call it “present.”Eleanor Roosevelt

Control what you can control, your mind and attitude.Cancer Survivor

Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees; it brought me to my feet. – Michael Douglas

I will say of the Lord; he is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.Psalm 91:1,2

Remove negative things and people from your life and seek out the positive. – Cancer Survivor

Don’t play the “What If” game.Cancer Survivor

Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God: I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.Isaiah 41:10

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.Nido Qubein

Don’t count the days. Make the days count.Muhammad Ali

I have cancer. Cancer doesn’t have me.Marco Calderon

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.Robert H. Schuller

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as the expectation of something better tomorrow.Orison Swett Marden

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.Mahatma Gandhi

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.Marcus Aurelius

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear the hardship today.Thich Nhat Hanh

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24

Don’t lose hope. When the sun goes down, the stars come out. – Unknown

Hope is living with courage and confidence, not fear. – Unknown 

I am not this hair; I am not this skin; I am the soul that lives within.Rumi