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Norman Cousins – 20 Quotes

 

20 Quotes by Norman Cousins

 

He who keeps his cool best wins.

– Norman Cousins


Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.

– Norman Cousins


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

– 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


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

– Norman Cousins


It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.

– Norman Cousins


The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.

– Norman Cousins


My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.

– Norman Cousins


A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas – a place where history comes to life.

– Norman Cousins


Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

– Norman Cousins


Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis – once that crisis can be recognized and understood.

– Norman Cousins


It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.

– Norman Cousins


A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.

– Norman Cousins


History is a vast early warning system.

– Norman Cousins


Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.

– Norman Cousins


The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.

– Norman Cousins


The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient’s hopes are the physician’s secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.

– Norman Cousins


We will not have peace by afterthought.

– Norman Cousins


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

– Norman Cousins


Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.

– Norman Cousins


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