Norman Cousins Quotes

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

Norman Cousins

Laughter is a powerful way to tap positive emotions.

Norman Cousins

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.

Norman Cousins

The more serious the illness, the more important it is for you to fight back, mobilizing all your resources-spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical.

Norman Cousins

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.

Norman Cousins

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.

Norman Cousins

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

Norman Cousins

Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects.

Norman Cousins

Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is.

Norman Cousins

The sense of paralysis proceeds not so much out of the mammoth size of the problem but out of the puniness of the purpose.

Norman Cousins

Nothing is more powerful than an individual acting out of his conscience, thus helping to bring the collective conscience to life

Norman Cousins

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives -- the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.

Norman Cousins

Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.

Norman Cousins

Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations.

Norman Cousins

People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.

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History is a vast early warning system.

Norman Cousins
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