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Norman Cousins

The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis -- once that crisis can be recognized and understood.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All this sensory input, which begins in the brain, has its effect throughout the body.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The sense of paralysis proceeds not so much out of the mammoth size of the problem but out of the puniness of the purpose.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We in America have everything we need except the most important thing of all-time to think and the habit of thought.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have learned to live in a world of mistakes and defective products as if they were necessary to life. It is time to adopt a new philosophy in America.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Free will and determinism are like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism. The way you play your hand is free will.More Norman Cousins [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who keeps his cool best wins.More Norman Cousins [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.More Norman Cousins [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.More Norman Cousins [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.More Norman Cousins [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.More Norman Cousins [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.More Norman Cousins [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More Norman Cousins [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.More Norman Cousins [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.More Norman Cousins [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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