Some encouraging quotes for cancer patients are "Cancer didn't bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet," by Michael Douglas; "The wish for healing has always been half of health," by Lucius Annaeus Seneca; and "It's about focusing on the fight and not the fright," by Robin Roberts, notes the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The center provides a list of quotes on its website to give hope and encouragement to patients living with cancer.
Motivational quotes, poems and pictures can help uplift cancer survivors, notes Everyday Health. These quotes can come from famous people, fellow cancer patients, inspirational books or anonymous sources. Some quotes focus on how to deal with living with cancer, such as "Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well," by Robert Louis Stevenson. The famous actor John Wayne is quoted as saying, "Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." Other quotes remind patients they are not alone, such as "Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness," by Seneca. Teenage cancer patients may find encouragement in the quote "Scars are tattoos with better stories," from an unknown author.