35 Quotes About Losing a Loved One to Cancer

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Losing a loved one to a battle with cancer can be emotionally devastating. These quotes about losing a loved one to cancer highlight their bravery and courage.

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

“Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.”

“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.”

“Cancer is a word, not a sentence.”

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

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

“Everyone who lives long enough to love deeply will experience great losses. Don’t let fear of loss, or the losses themselves, take away your ability to enjoy the wonderful life that is yours.”

“Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.”

“Grief is a funny thing because you don’t have to carry it with you for the rest of your life. After a bit you set it down by the roadside and walk on and leave it resting there.”

“Grieving is an expression of gratitude, and that expression doesn’t have to be rushed.”

“Hope is the physician of each misery.”

“I know you are afraid; you are afraid to get hurt again. But I also know that you are not meant to grieve forever.”

“In the dim light of today are the shadows of yesterday’s affliction and the hope of tomorrow’s gifts.”

“Just as it is impossible to explain childbirth to a woman who has never given birth, it is impossible to explain child loss to a person who has never lost a child.”

“Optimism is the foundation of courage.”

“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”

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

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

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at a time of challenge and controversy.”

“There is no hope unmingled with fear, no fear unmingled with hope.”

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

“To ease a grieving heart is the world’s greatest pleasure, more so, when the heart is yours.”

“We all must part sometime, be it in death or with time, but no matter what our time together continues as long as one or the other is alive to remember.”

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”

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

“We know where we’ve been. We know where we want to be.”

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”

“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.”

“What does not kill us makes us stronger.”

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

“When you lose a child, you grieve once because you have lost her, when you are barren, you grieve every day because of the child you could have had.”

“You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.”

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”

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

When you experience a loss of a loved one in life, there are many transitions you will find yourself going through.

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