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Norman Cousins
June 24, 1915 - 1990
Nationality: American
Category: Editor
Subcategory: American Editor

Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.


A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.


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.


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.

    Topics: Life

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.


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


The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.


Where is the indignation about the fact that the US and USSR have thirty thousand pounds of destructive force for every human being in the world?


Life is an adventure in forgiveness.


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


The only security for the American people today, or for any people, is to be found through the control of force rather than the use of force.


If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.


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.


He who keeps his cool best wins.


History is a vast early warning system.


Cynicism is intellectual treason.


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