Quotes on Attitude

  • "We cannot always choose our path in life, but we can choose how we will walk in it – as victims or victors." – Minnie S. Davis
  • "Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional."
  • "Every day might not be good, but there's some good in every day."
  • "The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitdes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." – William James
  • "Gratitude is the single response most nourishing to health." – Dr. Hans Selye
  • "To a very large extent, the course of healing in any individual patient depends on what takes place in the mind. The challenge of medicine is to find a way to harness the awesome powers of the mind in recovery." – Dr. Paul Brand
  • "The only cure for suffering is to face it head on, grasp it 'round the neck, and use it." – Mary Craig
  • "I use the term 'pain intensifiers' for responses that heighten the perception of pain within the conscious mind. These intensifiers – fear, anger, guilt, loneliness, helplessness – may have more impact on the overall experience of pain than any prescription drug you might take." – Dr. Paul Brand
  • "The presence of a caring person can have an actual, measurable effect on pain and healing." – Dr. Paul Brand
  • "One of the most important gifts we in the health profession can offer our patients is hope, thereby inspiring in the patient a deep conviction that inner strength can make a difference in the struggle against pain and suffering." – Dr. Paul Brand
  • "Sufering is only intolerable when nobody cares. One continually sees that faith in God and his care is made infinitely easier by faith in someone who has shown kindness and sympathy." – Cicely Saunders
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